Kornit Digital to acquire German textile dryer company Tesoma

Kornit Digital has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based textile dryer company Tesoma. The acquisition is expected to be completed on or before April 1, following the satisfactory completion of business transition and integration plans.

Kornit Digital said it acquired Tesoma for its technology and solutions, which align with Kornit’s vision for incorporating robotic process automation and digitising the on-demand textile production process, with a seamless, sustainable, and streamlined end-to-end workflow that maximises throughput relative to labour and materials, while optimising product quality and versatility.

“This acquisition will further empower Kornit’s customers to operate an end-to-end production process with greater automation capability, exceptional retail quality, and a more expansive range of possibilities that will continue to validate our alternative model for the global fashion industry,” Kornit Digital CEO Ronen Samuel said.

“Kornit is writing the operating system for sustainable fashion and textile production on demand.

“Integrating Tesoma’s product into our automated workflow model and inheriting their best-in-class R&D and engineering team, further reinforces our vision of providing a turnkey solution for fashion brands and fulfillers seeking an exceptional, transparent production experience that delivers reliability, opportunity, and profitability.”

Tesoma manager of design engineering Andreas Irmscher said the acquisition will enable elevated products for embellishing textiles.

“Curing is a vital component of achieving fashion retail quality and durability. By supplementing Kornit’s revolutionary, eco-friendly print and workflow capabilities, our collective solutions will elevate the industry standard for embellishing textiles,” Irmscher said.

“Together, we will heighten the market’s expectations for clean, efficient, automated on-demand production, with a fully integrated solution that yields a superior, consistent, brilliant impression quickly.”

In addition to automating key steps of the production process, integrating Kornit’s print systems with Tesoma’s curing technology is expected to yield intelligent user functionalities, such as quality assurance mechanisms and industry 4.0 connectivity and functions.

“Tesoma’s impressive engineering capabilities will allow us to not only accelerate the development of more advanced curing and production, but also complement our research and development organisation with a strong team of engineers who can prototype solutions in house, faster and more efficiently,” Kornit Digital executive vice-president of research and development Benzion Sender said.

“This means customers can expect technology that is fully synergetic with our proprietary process to achieve superior print quality and reduced energy consumption.”

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