Danka and Heidelberg Expand Partnership10 Sep, 2003
Danka and Heidelberg Expand Partnership
ST. PETERSBURG, FL—Danka Business Systems PLC and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) today announced a series of agreements designed to expand their presence in the digital print marketplace and to further meet the needs of their digital customers.
The agreements are among Heidelberg USA, Danka, and NexPress Solutions LLC—a development and manufacturing joint venture of Heidelberg and Kodak. Key elements include a multi-year distribution agreement that enables Danka to continue direct sales of the branded Heidelberg Digimaster product family worldwide, including the 9110 system, the high-speed 9150i print system, and a full range of finishing products and accessories; a cooperative marketing agreement gives Heidelberg USA and Danka more direct access to each other's digital product portfolios; and a cooperative-service arrangement enables Heidelberg USA to extend its service geographies in the U.S. by outsourcing service to Danka's nationwide Technical Services organization.
"This expanded partnership demonstrates the commitment both Heidelberg and Danka have to the advancement of digital printing," said Bill Blair, senior vice president, Digital, Heidelberg USA. "In our digital business, it is critical for us to meet the individual productivity and business needs of our customers. These agreements with Danka will help both companies not only meet those needs, but also foster new growth through a broad range of digital solutions and exciting applications."