Seiko Epson Corp., Tokyo/Japan, has announced that group companies Fratelli Robustelli Srl, Villa Guardia/Italy, and For.Tex Srl, Fino Mornasco/Italy, will merge.
The 2 companies are core Epson subsidiaries in the direct-to-fabric (DTF) textile printing sector. Robustelli develops and manufactures textile printers while For.Tex engages primarily in textile ink sales and support.
Epson sees textile printing as one of the most promising growth areas for its printing solutions business. Growth will be fueled by a shift from traditional plate-based analog printing to digital printing solutions. Epson sees substantial opportunity to leverage its inkjet technology to expand its business and is thus strengthening its textile printing product lineup and operations.
The merger is scheduled for completion by