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Ricoh and aeoon Technologies announce global Direct to Garment print partnership

Agreement to help print innovators improve environmental sustainability and realise cost efficiencies

Ricoh Europe, London, 28 October 2021 –  Ricoh has announced its global partnership with aeoon Technologies at this week’s Innovate.

Founded in Austria, aeoon Technologies is a leading developer of fast and reliable Direct to Garment (DTG) digital print systems for the worldwide industrial textile market. Ricoh, well established in inkjet technology and inkjet system integration in all segments of industrial printing, holds a leading position in the commercial DTG printing segment.

Ricoh and aeoon Technologies announce global Direct to Garment print partnership
The Ricoh and aeoon Technologies partnership addresses the needs of the higher production industrial digital textile printing market.

The strategic technology partnership will enable Ricoh to seamlessly extend its DTG offering into higher productivity market segments and further demonstrate its commitment to the textile market, focusing on improved sustainability and better cost efficiency. It will feature Ricoh’s inkjet printhead development expertise and knowledge. Colour management capability and print data generation will be provided by ColorGATE, which is based in Germany and owned by Ricoh.

As the DTG market continues to show a steep recovery in the post-Covid economy, the partnership will bring solutions to the market that actively support print service providers with modular growth strategies. The future portfolio will include systems that drive sustainable on-demand textile production and respond to the growth opportunities presented by decentralised fulfilment operations and centralised online businesses.

Dr. Christian Compera, General Manager, Global Industrial Print Solutions, Ricoh Company Ltd, says: “We are excited to collaborate in providing a scalable product range that allows clients to flexibly adapt to the steadily rising demand in digital textile printing. We highly respect aeoon Technologies’ expertise, knowledge, and its presence in the worldwide market of industrial DTG printing, developed with its portfolio of innovative DTG print solutions. Its approach to owning the entire digital textile production process, from design to manufacture, reflects Ricoh's commitment to developing future facing solutions. This newly formed partnership will set fresh benchmarks in quality, reliability, and Total Cost of Ownership that will benefit our clients into the future.”

Angelo Schiestl, founder and CEO of aeoon Technologies, says: “We are delighted to partner with Ricoh as a leader in inkjet technology, further extending our joint offering towards clients across the globe. Both companies share the same values, such as unrestricted commitment to sustainability, and sharing knowhow for training, education, and support to the benefit of our clients. The ‘aeoon digital institute’ and ‘Ricoh’s Textile Competence Centre’ are perfect examples of this approach.”

| About aeoon Technologies |

aeoon Technologies most important goal is the satisfaction of our customers and was founded in Austria. The philosophy to treat all employees, distributors, clients and partners like family has created strong, successful and life-long partnerships. It is of utmost importance to aeoon Technologies to be known for building industrial DTG equipment and offer special mechanical engineering, second to none service and support and build strong and long-lasting rapport with our new and current family members.
aeoon Technologies emphasizes on sourcing local and regional suppliers, whenever possible. Furthermore, the local partnerships also mean a lower environmental impact, more efficient logistics and higher flexibility. Our customers appreciate the fact they know when they buy from aeoon, their equipment will perform – every day.

With aeoon Technologies innovative DTG technology has customers the ability to operate efficiently and profitably on a Print-On-Demand (POD) basis. This technology reduces the consumption of natural resources, energy, transportation and logistic procedures as well as textile waste tremendously. 

For further information, please visit www.aeoon.com.

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere.

With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-years history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services and information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2021, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,682 billion yen (approx. 15.1 billion USD).

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