Fujifilm reports on first half of financial year
In the first half of the fiscal year ending 31 March 2022, the Fujifilm Group recorded ¥1,205.1 billion in consolidated revenue, up 21% year-over-year.
Meanwhile, operating income increased to ¥107.9 billion, up 91% year-over-year.
The revenue jump is largely attributed to increased sales mainly in the Healthcare segment, which include the medical systems business and the bio CDMO business.
Fujifilm has four business divisions: Materials, Business Innovation, Healthcare and Imaging.
Fujifilm’s graphic communication business is classified under the Materials segment. Materials recorded a consolidated revenue amounted to ¥306.4 billion, up 13% year-over-year.
According to Fujifilm: “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 utilised online negotiations and boosted sales.”
The Graphic Systems Business Division of FUJIFILM Corporation and the Graphic Communication Services Business Group of FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. merged on 1 July 2021 to offer one-stop solutions, from analog to digital, that combine sales capabilities, technological and product strengths of both companies.
In the digital printing field, Fujifilm 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.
Fujifilm also launched its new brand for production printers, Revoria. The high-end production colour printer Revoria Press PC1120 and monochrome series was released on 30 July 2021.
Fujifilm: “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.
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.”