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28 Jan 2020

Xerox goes for HP in hostile takeover bid.

Xerox intends to nominate 11 independent candidates to replace HP’s Board of Directors at HP’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

The candidates include former senior executives from companies such as Aetna, United Airlines, Hilton Hotels, Novartis, Verizon and more.

“HP shareholders have told u...

17 Jan 2020

Following Xerox’s announcement of securing US$24 billion in financing commitments, HP has once again rejected Xerox’s takeover bid.

The rejection was done via a letter from HP chairman Chip Bergh and CEO Enrique Lores to Xerox CEO John Visentin, stating the financing does not “address the key issue that Xerox’s proposal significantly und...

8 Jan 2020

Xerox announced to HP Inc. in a letter to its Board of Directors confirming that it has obtained USD$24 billion in binding financing commitments from Citi, Mizuho and Bank of America to complete its combination with HP.

In the letter, Xerox addressed concerns HP’s shareholders has over Xerox’s ability to finance the acquisition.

Citi is a...

11 Dec 2019

Following announcement of its investment in HP Indigo, ePac Flexible Packaging has announced plans to expand into the Asia Pacific region.

Newly created ePac Holdings Asia Pacific, located in Singapore, will manage the expansion with the first manufacturing location, ePac Indonesia, slated to be operational in the 2nd quarter of 2020 in...

2 Dec 2019

As part of its global expansion, ePac unveiled that it is investing USD$100 million in HP Indigo. In 2020, the company will be rolling out HP Indigo 20000 digital presses across its locations. The incremental order of 24 presses is the largest packaging deal to date for HP.

This nearly doubles production capacity for ePac, from 28 presse...

19 Nov 2019

Upon its dispute resolution with Fujifilm, Xerox made a bold move on its competitor, HP Inc.

It offered USD$22-a-share, resulting in a total of $33.5 billion to acquire HP.

HP’s board of directors unanimously rejected the bid. In a letter to Xerox, HP cited the proposal as “unsolicited”, and deemed it significantly undervaluing to HP, and...

18 Nov 2019

Rengo celebrates start of production on the widest digital printing press in the world.

Japanese packaging company, Rengo Co., has celebrated the start of production with the HP PageWide T1190 Press with a grand ceremony in August. This also marked the first time that the widest digital printing press in the world had been supplied in a...

30 Oct 2019

HP has announced it will commit $200 million over five or more years to develop water-based ink technologies for printing digitally on corrugated packaging and textiles.

The commitment complements ongoing HP investments in other printing technologies and markets aimed at creating sustainable digital print solutions.

 “Investing in water-b...

10 Oct 2019

HP partners with World Wildlife Fund in a five-year plan to restore, protect and conserve 200,000 acres of forest.

HP announced its announced its next steps in creating a forest positive future for printing with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit.

Over t...

4 Oct 2019

The Digital Print Pavilion showcased an array of digital print products by HP Indigo users.

At Pack Print International 2019, HP had the largest booth of 250 sqm. The company made full use of its space and showcased new digital printing solutions that open growth opportunities for local customers and accelerate the transformation of the...

27 Aug 2019

Dion Weisler to step down, Enrique Lores appointed CEO effective 1 November 2019.

HP Inc. announced that its board of directors has unanimously appointed Enrique Lores, currently President of HP’s Imaging, Printing and Solutions business, to succeed Dion Weisler as the company’s President and CEO, effective 1 November.

Weisler’s decision...

23 Aug 2019

The addition of the new HP Indigo 12000 presses makes it the biggest HP Indigo B2 factory in China.

Lang Fang UTS New World Digital Printing Co. has expanded its production capacity to meet market demand by doubling its HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press fleet to four units.

At Print China 2019, UTS purchased two new 29 inch (B2) sized HP Ind...

2 Jul 2019

HP Inc. announced an agreement to acquire OneFlow Systems, a provider of cloud-based print workflow solutions based in the U.K.

The acquisition continues HP’s focus on delivering industry-leading solutions to customers and commercial printers using HP presses, HP Indigo and HP PageWide Industrial.

OneFlow Systems has been an important HP...

24 Jun 2019

The Digital Pack community was formed to help develop stronger collaboration between HP converters and global and regional brands.

The association currently consists of corrugated converters in North America and Western Europe with HP PageWide corrugated presses, and is expected to expand to other regions to extend its global reach in th...

17 Jun 2019

HP Inc. announced HP Indigo digital printing inks are now certified for compostability in home and industrial.

This is the latest in sustainability achievements allowing converters and brands to print smaller quantities, while helping to reduce inventory waste and improve their overall environmental impact. 

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