Highcon and EFI announce global partnership

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Highcon Systems and EFI have announced that they have entered into a global partnership agreement. With a common group of core customers, together with EFI’s ability to deliver industry focused ERP software solutions, the goal is to offer customers an integrated, end to end business productivity and workflow solution, providing a flexible foundation for digital growth.

In the coming Highcon Euclid and Beam software release, customers will be able to integrate with the EFI MarketDirect PackCentral online customer ordering portal and EFI Auto-Count 4D software, which automatically collects accurate, up to the minute production data for digital presses and cutting devices.

This partnership will significantly improve lead times for printed material development by delivering a fully optimised supply chain that brings together buyers, converters, and digital converting equipment through two way connectivity. This comprehensive platform delivers real value to businesses looking to improve efficiency, manage and optimise paper and inventory, reduce process waste and improve profits by leveraging automation.

Ken Hanulec, EFI vice president worldwide marketing, said: ‘We see the digital corrugated market as being a strong growth area. The EFI Nozomi solutions have really begun revolutionising the industry and as part of our holistic view of the marketplace we identified Highcon as being the leader in the next step in the digital process – digital finishing. Its digital cutting and creasing solutions enable the kind of on-demand production that drives customer success. We are excited about the potential of addressing the market together.’

Shlomo Nimrodi, Highcon CEO, said: ‘We are excited about working with EFI towards a genuinely end to end digital solution, Nozomi and Beam platforms, coupled with workflow automation that will answer the market needs for sustainability and Industry 4.0 manufacturing efficiencies. Collaboration with other industry players in the digital space is a critical part of our go to market strategy and we will continue to drive this strategy demonstrating our commitment to provide the best comprehensive solution to the inherent limitations in the conventional process.’

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