As part of its scheduled growth plans, Hollanders Printing Systems has agreed a new financial strategy which will enable the company to expand production capabilities for its industry leading wide-format digital textile printing solutions. Private investors Wout van der Wijk and Guy Zwart will strengthen the financial and operational structure at the Eindhoven-based independent system specialist. This bolsters the manufacture of the ColorBooster wide-format printer platform, complemented by the ColorFix fixation unit, the ColorWash washing machine and the ColorEdge cutting unit. New additions to the series will be launched throughout the year.
This new investment support is timed perfectly as Hollanders rolls out its latest technology for the textile production sector and, to help increase its market presence, the two entrepreneurs from The Netherlands are to play an active part in the running of the company. Wout van der Wijk is an expert in strategic business management while Guy Zwart has considerable knowledge of wide-format digital printing systems. These investment partners also bring practical support to Hollanders, which will be invaluable for the company’s continued planned growth and development of additional solutions.
The entrepreneurial activities provided by van der Wijk are strengthened by Zwart’s position as the new CEO of the company. Peter Hollanders becomes CTO, which enables him to concentrate on the realization of new technologies for use in digital textile printing, and additional appointments include sales, service and support staff.
“Both investors saw immediately the enormous potential in the rapidly growing market for digital textiles, and fell in love with the Hollanders concept,” states Peter Hollanders. “We are ready to expand with exciting new machines for 2013 to complement the existing successful ColorBooster XL solution, and this injection of funds and practical involvement from van der Wijk and Zwart is perfectly timed for our future plans.”
“Hollanders Printing Systems is in the unique position of manufacturing its solutions in mainland Europe in an easily accessible location in terms of sales, service and logistics,” comments van der Wijk. “We are particularly impressed with the quality of the systems being produced here in The Netherlands, along with their environmental benefits. As investors, we are eager to be involved in the future growth of the company as demand increases for digital textile printing in the display, fashion, décor and industrial segments.”
Unlike other suppliers, Hollanders manufactures a complete turnkey system that encompasses all the hardware and software needed for printing digital textile applications. The company’s modular approach is designed to simplify all production processes and generate greener practices as the machines use less power and water than traditional systems, with waste being minimized. Collaborating with specialist partners in pre-press, color management, finishing and materials, the company’s Competence Center gives customers a complete understanding of how sustainability and effective work-flow combine to guarantee greater control over environmental performance and consistently accurate high quality output.