Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced it will move to a new facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to house its U.S. Inkjet business. The facility, which will be nearly a quarter-million square feet in size with room for additional expansion, is scheduled to be completed in early 2018. It will offer close proximity to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which is less than one mile away.
The new EFI™ Inkjet center will allow consolidation of operations into a single facility and include research & development, manufacturing, warehousing, training and service for EFI VUTEk® and EFI Wide Format printers, along with worldwide sales and marketing management for the company’s broader portfolio of narrow, wide- and superwide-format industrial inkjet printers and presses. A new, state-of-the-art customer briefing and demo center will house EFI Inkjet production printers for signage and graphics, textile and label applications, along with related Productivity Software and Fiery® digital front end workflow products.
“EFI’s annual Inkjet revenues are closing in on $500 million, and it is happening because our customers are capitalizing on new market opportunities using our expanding portfolio of industrial inkjet printers,” said Scott Schinlever, EFI Inkjet’s senior vice president and general manager. “With the growth we are witnessing in LED inkjet and other key production applications, we have outgrown our existing facilities.”
The design of the facility is being modeled on the open concept the company has successfully implemented in its Silicon Valley, California, global headquarters. The facility will be more than 25% larger and much more efficient in layout than the multiple buildings used to house EFI’s current Inkjet operations in Meredith, New Hampshire.