Fujifilm North America Corporation has announced that Fujifilm Sericol USA Inc. joined its Graphic Systems Division effective April 1, 2010. The integration of the Fujifilm Sericol USA business into the Graphic Systems Division will facilitate greater collaboration, enhance best practices, and further improve services to Fujifilm's customers.
"We have many talented people with diverse technical and marketing skills working in each of our businesses at Fujifilm," said Masahiro Ota, president of the Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America Corporation. "Our objective here is to strengthen our presence and to take full advantage of the synergies that will help us to continue serving customers effectively and efficiently."
The integration adds the screen printing, wide-format digital, and narrow web print expertise of Fujifilm Sericol to the already strong presence of Fujifilm in the commercial print market. "One of our greatest strengths now is the wide range of skills our people can bring to a broad range of customers," said Mitch Bode, general manager, Graphic Systems Division – Sericol Unit. "We look forward to joining the broader Fujifilm organization and combining the strengths of both organizations to grow our future business."
This news follows Fujifilm's announcement in January that it would bring together five operating divisions: photo imaging products including digital photo processing equipment and services supplying commercial and consumer customers; graphic systems products and services supplying the printing industry; consumer digital cameras; motion picture films; and the Canada Division (operating as Fujifilm Canada Inc.) which markets multiple Fujifilm products. Globally Fujifilm announced last year that during 2010, the company would align its organization by region in Europe, North America, China and Asia.