By Digital Output staff
On May 8, 2018, local businessmen, industry press and analysts, and staff gathered at EFI’s newest inkjet facility located in Londonderry, NH. The move from Meredith, NH strategically positions the print technology company to serve its customers and perspective buyers on a global scale.
Guy Gecht, CEO, EFI, kicked off ribbon cutting ceremony festivities with a welcome speech. Looking back on EFI’s initial acquisition of VUTEk in 2005 and the support of the NH community, Gecht expressed the importance of the newest location enabling jobs in NH while bringing the company closer to the city. Reflecting on the discovery of the land—in a snowstorm—which the facility stands today, Gecht was quick to point out that the new location is a milestone in the EFI story, and not the end of the journey.
Gecht’s presentation was followed by short speeches from Taylor Caswell, commissioner of business and economic affairs; a representative from congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s office; Michael Skelton, president/CEO, Greater Manchester Chamber; and Matt Gardner, VP finance, inkjet/co-GM, EFI. All were included in the ceremonial ribbon cutting that occurred shortly after.
Visitors were invited to tour the building. Located minutes from the Manchester, NH airport, the state-of-the-art facility includes an open space office setup, production floor, parts warehouse, service and training center, and a demonstration room. At a total of 225,000 square feet, the building is equipped with the latest eco-friendly lighting features to the trendiest cafeteria offerings.
The production floor is capable of 38 production cells and can produce 13 different EFI printer models. This equates to over 480 printers per year. At 45,000 square feet, the warehouse is able to store 140 finished printers. The Londonderry training center joins leading locations in Brussels and Shanghai, offering certification programs for employees, partners, and customers. Lastly, the demonstration room showcases some of the most innovative applications created off of EFI printers—from end to end, ceiling to floor wallcoverings to immersive floor graphics. The 20,000 square foot area not only houses various printers but also invites visitors to experience the Nozomi and HS125 printers in the EFI Virtual Reality pod.
May2018, Digital Output