Londonderry, N.H., Welcomes EFI US Inkjet Innovation Center with Open Arms
Monday, May 14, 2018
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
During the ribbon cutting ceremony at EFI’s new facility in Manchester, N.H., EFI CEO Guy Gecht likened the area to the “Silicon Valley of New Hampshire,” as EFI joins a growing list of high-tech companies calling New Hampshire their home.
In August 2016, EFI announced plans to build its brand-new, 220,000-sq.-ft. facility in Londonderry, N.H., to house its U.S. Inkjet business. The facility, with plenty of room for further expansion, offers close proximity to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and to a much larger pool of talent.
“We knew at some point we’ve got to move closer to where we can find the next generation of employees and we were looking around here,” Gecht said. “We didn’t want to leave New Hampshire.”
Since EFI purchased VUTEk in 2005, Meredith, N.H., served as its inkjet center, but the distance from Boston and Manchester airports put a strain on both employees and customers. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Gecht commented that some employees were traveling up to two hours one way to get to the facility in Meredith. “The old place couldn’t accommodate what we have planned, and it is far more convenient for employees and customers. I am so glad we made this decision. This facility is far above our expectations,” he said.
The new center consolidates all of EFI’s inkjet operations into a single facility and includes research & development, manufacturing, warehousing, training and service for EFI VUTEk and EFI wide-format printers, along with worldwide sales and marketing management for EFI's portfolio of narrow, wide- and superwide-format industrial inkjet printers and presses. The customer briefing and demo center in the facility will house EFI’s inkjet production printers along with related EFI productivity software and EFI Fiery digital front-end workflow products.
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