Direct-to-garment printer manufacturer, AnaJet has announced that it is to be acquired by Ricoh Company. AnaJet will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Printing Systems America, and will continue to operate out of Costa Mesa, California.
“Ricoh has a long history of successful, strategic acquisitions that have helped our customers and partners around the world find new, effective ways to better serve their end users,” says Junichi Matsuno, general manager of the inkjet business division at Ricoh Company. “With the addition of AnaJet, our collective customers benefit from a larger support team, added innovation and access to a services-led portfolio of solutions to ultimately help them grow their business. AnaJet already possesses a proven reputation as a leader in DTG printing and as such, it is a great complement to Ricoh’s broad portfolio.”
“At AnaJet, we have led the industry in establishing the trend of direct-to-garment printing,” adds Karl Tipre, CEO of AnaJet. “Today we are very pleased to announce that this acquisition will provide our expanding customer base with the services of yet another global leader in Ricoh. We are extremely excited for what lies ahead for the AnaJet brand and our customers.”
Rob Miller, managing director of J&B Sewing, the UK distributor of AnaJet, comments: ” J&B Sewing Machine Company is excited by Ricoh’s recent acquisition of AnaJet’s DTG printers business. We are looking forward to working with Ricoh and to the development of new AnaJet machines and a wider range of AnaJet products.”