Fujifilm Group recorded ¥1,205.1 billion ($A14.5bn) in revenue for the six months ended September 30, up 20.8% year-over-year, “reflecting sales increases mainly in the Healthcare segment.” The Materials unit, which includes the graphic communications and inkjet businesses, recorded a 13% increase in revenue.
|Fujifilm this year launched the Acuity Ultra R2 Series inkjet superwide format printer|
Fujifilm’s total consolidated net income in the first half was ¥96.3 billion (up 42.4% year-over-year).
|Teiichi Goto, CEO Fujifilm Holdings|
“In the graphic communication business, the printing plates field remained under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Southeast Asia and other regions, but revenue rose as we actively utilized online negotiations and boosted sales,” said Teiichi Goto, president and CEO, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation.
“On July 1, 2021, the Graphic Systems Business Division of FUJIFILM Corporation and the Graphic Communication Services Business Group of FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. merged to offer one-stop solutions, from analogue to digital, that combine sales capabilities, technological and product strengths of both companies.
“In the digital printing field, we launched the Jet Press 750S High Speed Model, the world’s fastest B2 sheet-fed digital inkjet press with output speeds of 5,400 sheets per hour.
“Under our new brand for production printers Revoria, we released the Revoria Press PC1120, a high-end production colour printer, in Japan on July 30, 2021. We will further expand business and lead the digitization of the industry by developing/delivering innovative products that utilize our proprietary advanced technology.
“In the inkjet business, sales of industrial inkjet printheads were steady, reflecting the growing demand in the building materials printing markets in Europe and China,” said Goto. “Regarding ink sales, sales of mainly dye inks for household and office markets rose, contributing to overall revenue growth.
“We will accelerate business growth further by building a global manufacturing structure that satisfies the needs of the inkjet market.”
In June 2021, Fujifilm launched its ‘new blueprint for wide format,' the Acuity Prime flatbed & superwide Acuity Ultra R2.
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