Fiery®, which provides Digital Front End (DFE) technology for production and industrial printing, has been separated from EFI and established as a separate company that will operate independently while remaining owned by EFI’s owner, Siris Capital Group LLC.
Toby Weiss, long-time COO and GM of Fiery, will continue to lead the business as CEO, with Jeff Jacobson serving as Executive Chairman of Fiery in addition to his role as Executive Chairman of EFI.
“This realignment best positions Fiery to accelerate investment and win in its current markets while also strategically expanding its footprint into key adjacencies – as exemplified by Fiery’s recent acquisition of CADlink Technology Corporation,” said Jacobson. “I have always believed that digital imaging would not be where it is today without Fiery, and its separation from EFI will allow it to best serve customers in the DFE market.”
“Fiery solutions have always been about enabling digital print and making print engines better, and this is a milestone in furthering that mission,” said Weiss. “Fiery OEM partners will benefit knowing that they are working with a company that is completely focused on adding value to their print platforms with world-class color management, high-performance image processing, and automated workflows. Fiery will remain focused on working closely with its OEM partners, including the EFI Inkjet business, to continue developing cutting-edge technology that drives the next generation of automation, accuracy, and profit potential in digital printing. Fiery now has a greater ability to serve as a neutral partner to ensure OEMs capture success within digital print. We look forward to accelerating our investment as a standalone company, while driving our expanding product portfolio, incorporating world-class color algorithms, and developing advanced cloud technology.”