850 Central Ave.
Hanover Park, IL 60133
Phone: (800) 621-1049; (630) 259-7200
FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants, Inc.
233 Cherry Lane
New Castle, DE 19720
Sales: $400 million (Ink World estimate).
Major Products: UV screen, UV flexo, UV digital (piezo inkjet), solvent-based digital and solvent-based screen inks; screen pre-press; Acuity LED 1600, and the Fujifilm Acuity Series of Flatbeds including the all-new Acuity F; Inca Onset UV flatbed inkjet presses; J Press 720S digital inkjet press, J Press 540W high performance digital web press; the Uvistar Pro-8; and the Graphium, a digital UV inkjet press for labels, packaging and specialty print. FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants, Inc. (FFIC) develops and supplies novel, high performance inkjet colorants – including dyes and pigment dispersions - and inkjet inks for the digital print market. FFIC also offers contract/toll manufacturing of aqueous inkjet inks.
Key Personnel: Todd Zimmerman, division president, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, and corporate VP, FUJIFILM Global Graphic Systems; Pete Kenehan, managing director, Graphic Systems Division, Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems; Jerry Avis, chief commercial officer, FUJIFILM Europe Graphic Systems Division; Brent Moncrief, VP marketing and brand management, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants, Inc. (FFIC) Key Personnel: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants - Hisanori Makaya , president; Kevin Myers, commercial GM, new business; John Spych, North American sales manager.
Number of Employees: 1,250 (Ink World estimate).
Comments: A leader in the field of inkjet printing, FUJIFILM manufactures state-of-the-art presses, workflow solutions and inks for inkjet, screen and UV flexo. It has two divisions, FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants (FFIC) and FUJIFILM North America, Graphics Systems Division.
Brent Moncrief, VP marketing and brand management, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, reported that 2016 was another strong year for FUJIFILM, across all of its platforms.
“FUJIFILM had a solid year in both our graphics and ink business segments, from both a ‘traditional’ (analog) and digital print solutions perspective,” Moncrief noted.
“As we continue to introduce inkjet imaging technology into new market segments, we are proud of the market response to our integrated hardware, individual components, software and best in class inks,” he added. “This wide portfolio enable us to engage with printers and convertors spanning several market segments, including commercial, sign and display, label and packaging and industrial.”
Moncrief said that FUJIFILM is looking into new opportunities. “We are constantly evaluating our investments in market segments and geographies, and adjusting them as we forecast new growth opportunities,” he said.
Moncrief said that FUJIFILM is working with its customers on meeting regulatory issues.
Regulatory oversight is a necessary and valuable role, and one which we fully support,” said Moncrief said. “The challenge, of course, is that different organizations bring different perspectives and guidelines, which must be followed, and the administrative burden of compliance can be daunting.”
Because of its portfolio of digital and conventional inks, FUJIFILM has strong expectations for 2017.
“While there are clearly some segments we serve which are mature and even declining, we believe our focus on diversifying both our traditional and digital inks and coatings has us well positioned for success in 2017 and beyond,” Moncrief concluded.