Ricoh Company Ltd. Acquires DTG Printer Manufacturer AnaJet
Ricoh Company Ltd., Tokyo, has reached an agreement to buy AnaJet, Costa Mesa, Calif., a direct-to-garment (DTG) printing company. This acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Ricoh to strengthen its industrial inkjet. AnaJet will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Printing Systems America Inc.
Ricoh’s experience has focused on office and commercial print technologies. The addition of the AnaJet portfolio will help Ricoh further its position in the industrial inkjet market.
“Ricoh has a long history of successful, strategic acquisitions that have helped our customers and partners around the world find new, effective ways to better serve their end-users,” said Junichi Matsuno, general manager of the inkjet business division, Ricoh Company Ltd. “With the addition of AnaJet, our collective customers benefit from a larger support team, added innovation and access to a services-led portfolio of solutions to ultimately help them grow their business. AnaJet already possesses a proven reputation as a leader in DTG printing and as such, it is a great complement to Ricoh’s broad portfolio.”
“Today, we are very pleased to announce that this acquisition will provide our expanding customer base with the services of yet another global leader in Ricoh,” said Karl Tipre, CEO of AnaJet. “We are extremely excited for what lies ahead for the AnaJet brand and our customers.”
AnaJet will continue to operate under its current name, management team and capabilities, which currently include more than 50 employees in Costa Mesa, Calif.