Fujifilm Holdings Corp sets up new operational structure

Fujifilm Holdings Corp has announced it is has set up three organisations to represent its interests in the fields of Healthcare, Imaging and Graphics, while also naming a new global Chairman and President.

The Healthcare and Imaging Fields came into effect on April 1, 2021 with the Graphics Field understood to follow on July 1, 2021.

The news comes after the company ended its technology agreement with former partner Xerox on March 31. This included the announcement that Fuji Xerox would be renamed Fujifilm Business Innovation Corp.

In Australia, the former Fuji Xerox business is now known as Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia Pty Ltd with Fujifilm Australia operating as a separate business.

A global statement from Fujifilm Holdings Corp says the new Graphics Field has been created to accelerate the creation of “group-wide synergy” and offer greater value to the printing industry globally.

“In order to accelerate the creation of group-wide synergy and offer even greater values to the printing industry globally, Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems Business Division and Fuji Xerox’s (to change its corporate name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation on April 1) Graphic Communication Services Business Group will be integrated (to be confirmed) into the Graphic Communication Business Division as of July 1 this year,” the statement dated March 31 said.

“Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems business, which boasts far-reaching customer base primarily in commercial printing and packaging printing, will be combined with the marketing, technological and product strengths of FUJIFILM Business Innovation’s Production business, whose strength lies in digital printing technology.

“The integration allows Fujifilm to deploy end-to-end solutions covering both analogue and digital printing to become the industry’s driving force toward digitisation.”

The digital printing technology referred to includes end-to-end delivery of production printers based on Fujifilm Business Innovation’s xerography technology, as well as Fujifilm’s Jet Press series of inkjet digital press, wide-format inkjet printers, digital press for the packaging market and printing tools and materials.

Top executive changes

Fujifilm’s Shigetaka Komori and Kenji Sukeno

In recent changes approved by Fujifilm’s board, Chairman and CEO Shigetaka Komori has moved to the position of Chief Advisor, with Kenji Sukeno moving from President and COO to Chairman and Representative Director.

Teiichi Goto has moved from being Director to President and CEO.

The full statement from Fujifilm Holdings can be seen here.

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