New Zealand sources say that the long-running legal case between Fuji Xerox NZ and EY (Ernst & Young), Neil Whittaker and two other former FXNZ executives, has been settled without going to trial. It is not yet known if this will influence the Australian Federal Court case, due to be heard on September 21st. The NZ Serious Fraud Office investigation in on-going.
Outdoor advertiser oOh!media reported total revenue up 10% to $276 million for the half year ended 30 June 2022, with earnings increasing by 62% (pcp) to $51.5 million.
Currie Group has launched HP xRServices, a mixed reality platform that it says will transform service delivery on the company’s entire product range, including its HP Indigo digital presses.
US-based industry researcher Keypoint Intelligence has highlighted four new DTG printers – including DTG Digital’s "robust" new Q2 – in a report by Johnny Shell that looks at the closing gap between commercial and industrial segments, titled ‘New DTG Printers Are Blurring the Lines.’
Outdoor advertising that promotes coal, oil and gas could soon be banned from hundreds of Sydney buildings and public spaces if the City of Sydney council vote on Monday night, 22nd August, moves to restrict all fossil fuel ads. The vote comes days after QMS officially launched its new City of Sydney street furniture network. The outcome is not yet known. (they voted yes - ed)
The Outdoor Media Association (OMA) has welcomed three new members this month: Blue Tongue Outdoor, SureVision and Veridooh. “We’re pleased to announce our continued expansion includes media owners, suppliers and adtech,” said Charmaine Moldrich, OMA CEO.
Fun was the order of the day at the ASGA Queensland Golf Day on 16 August and the ASGA member catch-up at the landmark Waterloo Hotel in Brisbane.
The importance of promotional product decoration for the wide format sector is increasing as manufacturers introduce better and more versatile UV printers, most of which will fit on a benchtop. Melbourne-headquartered Total Image Supplies is seizing the day by exhibiting at the APPA Expo, August 24th & 25th at Melbourne's Exhibition Centre.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has expanded its Federal Court lawsuit against former MP Craig Kelly over signs put up in the Sydney electorate of Hughes before the March election. Kelly now faces civil penalties.
ePac Flexible Packaging, an industry leader in quick turn, short and medium run-length flexible packaging, has announced it will accelerate its growth and transition to a global enterprise over the next 18 months. Eleven new sales and manufacturing locations will be established across Europe, Australia-Asia Pacific, Middle East/North Africa, and North America bringing ePac’s global footprint to 36 locations.
The 8th drupa Global Trends Report to be published next month shows post-Covid recovery and resilience in face of fresh challenges. “Confidence is on the rise and all regions and markets forecast higher investment in 2023,” the report says.
General Formulations – distributed by Spicers Australia – introduced three new AutoMark Cast films: GF 830 AutoMark Cast with DRIFT Technology and two complimentary cast laminates, GF 831 AutoMark Cast Gloss UV Laminate and GF 840 AutoMark Cast Matte UV Laminate.