HP Adds New Indigo Ink Manufacturing Plant in Israel
HP announced the opening of an 118,000-sq.ft. ink manufacturing plant here. The plant will produce ink for the new generation of HP Indigo digital presses announced in May.
The HP Indigo Division is expanding its facilities in Israel to accommodate strong growth, driven by an accelerating market transformation from analog to digital printing. HP Indigo achieved record revenue in the fourth quarter of its 2012 fiscal year and continued its two-year-plus track record of consistently growing quarterly page volume by about 20 percent over the previous year.
As part of the company’s commitment to environmental responsibility, the new HP Indigo plant is the first industrial building in Israel—and first HP manufacturing facility worldwide—built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. It was designed to achieve high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. LEED Certification is the most recognized global standard for buildings that are efficient, cost-effective and better for occupants and the environment.
With the addition of the new facility, the Kiryat Gat campus now includes 603,000 sq.ft. of building space with room to expand further. The campus also serves as the center for training and final application testing/qualification of each press before shipment. HP Indigo also manufactures ink at a facility in Singapore.
“With an additional plant supplying ink for the rapid ramp-up of our new family of Indigo presses, we can support our customers in growing their businesses and increasing their profitability in the highly competitive printing market,” said Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo Division, HP.
Inks produced at the new plant will begin shipping with the HP Indigo 10000 digital press, the first offset-quality digital press in a larger format (29.5x20.9˝) suitable for printing nearly any size commercial job. HP Indigo has completed early installations of the HP Indigo 10000 digital press at customer sites in the United States, Europe and Middle East, with general commercial availability scheduled for the spring of 2013.
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