EFI has acquired Inèdit Software, a Barcelona-based developer of RIPs and related software for digital industrial textile printing. Inèdit will be integrated into the Reggiani textile business.

‘Digital represents the biggest transformational opportunity we have ever seen in industrial printing,’ said EFI CEO and executive chairman Jeff Jacobson. ‘We are committed to driving innovation and expanding our offerings through all economic cycles as we address our customers’ critical need to digitise and automate their workflows.’

Adele Genoni, senior vice president and general manager of EFI Reggiani, added, ‘We are enthusiastic about the expanded business opportunities this acquisition creates by reinforcing EFI Reggiani’s strategic role as a trusted advisor for our customers. Inèdit’s products and its world-class professional services organisation open the door to creating more-complete digital printing workflows that leverage best-in-class digital technologies. Our customers can continue to win new opportunities and grow by establishing higher-volume, higher-quality digital production services in ways that reduce the textile industry’s high carbon footprint.

‘Inèdit’s extensive market coverage will be a key point of emphasis to fully leverage the strategic synergies arising from the combination of the EFI Reggiani and Inèdit businesses. It is an acquisition that significantly strengthens our presence in key textile markets.’

Inèdit co-founder Jose Antonio Caballero concluded, ‘Becoming part of the EFI Reggiani business empowers us to develop and deliver an even greater level of end-to-end textile integrated workflow solutions and Industry 4.0-driven automation enhancements that will further drive customers’ productivity, printing performance, profitability and sustainability in textile printing. Our team is excited to join a company that is a leading innovator in digital textile printing.’

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.