Toshiba Tec announces merger of MFP Division and Barcode Printing Division in Europe
TOKYO, November 24th, 2014 – Toshiba Tec, the world’s most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of printing and imaging products, solutions and services, today announced the merger of its multifunctional printing products division (MFP) with its barcode printing division (BCP) in Europe to meet the demands for growth-oriented companies. The integration of the two Toshiba Tec printing divisions has in one stroke created the most innovative and comprehensive Printing Solutions Business in the world that now enables customers to drive profitable growth through a unique blend of choice and flexibility.
With a global set of manufacturing facilities, the enhanced Toshiba Tec Printing Solutions Division now offers the most diverse business portfolio in the industry. The combined BCP and MFP offering is widely respected for its innovative high-quality products, world-class R&D capabilities, its commitment to customers, the highest standards of service and its extensive global footprint.
Mr. Toshifumi Matsumoto, Deputy Managing Director of Global Solutions Business Group, Toshiba Tec said: “The new MFP and BCP combination present a significant opportunity to jointly bring our hardware and software products, services and customer support to the next level. The business models of our customers are being reshaped in light of the ongoing digital transformation and growing demand for ecological solutions. Toshiba Tec is leading the way to overcome all barriers and make innovation happen.”
Specifically, the combined MFP-BCP portfolio will bring:
- Product development capabilities and robust pipelines from the two organizations, as well as potential for technology convergence across Toshiba Tec Corporation that would target transformational innovation to create value for our customers;
- Global reach to bring a broader portfolio of Business Printing solutions to more enterprises around the world in developed and in emerging markets; and
- Renowned leadership and expertise in Business Printing Automation, commitment to serving the Retail, Education, Transport & Logistics, Business Services and Manufacturing industries.
Driven by the newly global branding program Together Information, Toshiba Tec’s Printing Solution Business will equally tap into the know-how and expertise of other Toshiba Group companies - operating in Transport & Logistics, Retail and Manufacturing industry sectors - and offer compelling solutions that will help customers succeed in achieving greater efficiency and performance in all their operational processes.
The transition process at the Toshiba Printing Solutions Business division will be officially completed by March 31, 2015.