- December 03, 2013
The companies had collaborated during Landa's development of Nanography, with Komori providing sheet-fed platforms for Landa's launch of Nanographic Printing at drupa 2012. The companies have now formalized their long-term strategic alliance by entering into multi-faceted agreements in which Komori will be the global supplier of all sheet-fed Landa Nanographic Printing Press platforms to Landa and Landa will provide Komori with Nanographic Printing technology and Landa NanoInk colorants for incorporation into Komori-branded Nanographic presses.
Landa has placed orders with Komori for sheet-fed platforms for Landa's S10 Nanographic presses, which will start to be delivered to customers in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Komori reports that, following a lengthy technology diligence period, it concluded that Nanography has the potential to deliver on its promise of matching the quality and speed of offset printing at the lowest cost per page in the digital printing industry. Komori therefore formalized its license agreement with Landa, cementing the long-term strategic alliance between the companies.
Benny Landa, founder, chairman, and CEO of Landa, says, "Since we first started our collaboration with Komori, we have been deeply impressed by the company, its people, and its culture. Komori is an outstanding partner for Landa, bringing an extremely high caliber of engineering expertise, second-to-none quality and performance, together with a fervent commitment and willingness to invest in the future. It is gratifying to have as our strategic partner the one global press vendor that continues to thrive despite the challenges faced by the industry."
Yoshiharu Komori, Komori president, chairman, and CEO, says, "It is a great honor to be able to cooperate with Landa in bringing Nanography to market. Our teams have been closely monitoring Landa's development and have been amazed with the progress made so far, which exceeds our expectations. We believe that the impact of Benny Landa's new invention, Nanography—with the Komori platform—will have a far greater impact even than his introduction of the first digital printing press."