Further to our story on Epson's acquisition of Robustelli on the 23rd June, our own local General Manager, Business Division, Epson Australia Craig Heckenberg said, “This is a very exciting development for Epson in Australia and New Zealand. The market for high-quality digital textile printing is expanding and acquiring Robustelli puts us in a great place to meet the technology needs of the growing numbers of customers who are seeking to leverage the advantages of advanced digital solutions that will help drive their businesses forward.”
The digital textile printing market is expected to grow worldwide at an annual rate of approximately 25% *1 with Epson using its manufacturing network to meet this growing demand.
|The Monna Lisa*2|
"We are happy and proud to become members of the Epson Group," said Valerio Robustelli, one of the proprietors of F.lli Robustelli. "Our cooperation with Epson led to the development of Monna Lisa, an industrial digital textile printer that is today a market benchmark for high-quality textile printing. The combination of our respective skills is the natural conclusion of a process of innovation to satisfy customers in Italy and the rest of the world."
Located in Como, the heart of the Italian and European high-quality printing textile industry, Robustelli specialises in the development, manufacture, and sale of digital inkjet textile printers, notably the Monna Lisa series, which it began developing with Epson in 2003. This product has established a strong brand image by providing beautiful gradations and colour reproduction, winning plaudits from customers.
*1 Annual growth rate till 2019 (source WTiN Intelligence)
*2 Monna Lisa is a registered trademark of Robustelli