FUJIFILM Europe GmbH has entered into an agreement to purchase all shares of the company ‘Graphischer Dienst Diemer & Koch GmbH’. Diemer & Koch is engaged in the sale of a wide range of graphic systems products and related supplies and is located in the city of Bielefeld, Germany.
With this takeover and Diemer & Koch becoming a subsidiary within the group, Fujifilm is aiming to strengthen its Graphic Systems Business Domain as one of its core business fields and with it the position in all related current and future product areas.
The acquisition will bring further enhancement for the entire Fujifilm sales force in the German graphic systems market.
Nowadays Fujifilm companies in Europe operate in more than 25 group companies. FUJIFILM Europe GmbH (Duesseldorf, Germany) acts as strategic headquarters for the region. In total, more than 4,500 people are working in the fields of R&D, manufacturing, sales, and service support. Throughout Europe they serve a range of industries including medical, chemical, graphic systems, electronic materials, optics, recording media, motion picture, and photographic technologies.
The segment of graphic systems is one of the strategic growth areas of the company. The offer comprises of systems for offset printing like printing plates, CTP systems and digital proof as well as digital printing and industrial inkjet printing. At the same time Fujifilm is emphasizing environmentally friendly printing plate production with processless and chemical reduced printing plates as well as with environmentally friendly pressroom chemicals. Fujifilm is seen as the only supplier which can supply the full product line in this market.
About Diemer und Koch
Diemer & Koch has been founded in the year 1948 as graphic systems dealer in Bielefeld. Today the Diemer & Koch group combines three offices in the cities of Bielefeld, Hilden and Hamburg, employs more than 60 employees and is supplying the graphic industry with consumables, hard- and software as well as services.
D&K Systeme+Elektronik Handel GmbH is also part of the group which is engaged in sales of electronic equipment, network components, servers and proof systems for digital printing and finishing. Also the Kaufmann Entsorgung GmbH is part of the group and takes care for appropriate recycling of developers or printing colors. Nowadays the Diemer & Koch group is one of the biggest system houses in the printing industry in northwest Germany. Among their customers are printing houses, newspaper companies, prepress companies and advertizing agencies.
Duesseldorf, 11 December 2009