Xaar plc has taken the next step in its global expansion with the opening of an Indian office, the first by an industrial ink jet printhead manufacturer on the Indian subcontinent, located in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi.
“The opening of our new Indian office represents what Xaar sees as a vibrant future for ink jet in the region,” said Ian Dinwoodie, Xaar’s CEO. “There are nearly a quarter of a million conventional printing presses in India, 70 percent of which are operated by small family owned businesses. These small- and medium-sized enterprises are also purchasers of both wide format and other forms of digital printers. With the value of output in the printing industry in India exceeding $6 billion and the specialist graphics, billboards, packaging sectors a combined value of output of $2.3 billion, it is clear there is a tremendous amount of potential.
“We were the first industrial printhead sup
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