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Fujifilm Forms Enovation Graphic Systems, Largest Dealer in America

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

ELMSFORD, N.Y.--Oct. 16, 2001-- Further strengthening its major commitment to the graphic communications industry, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A, Inc. has announced the formation of a new wholly owned subsidiary, Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc. The new company will be America's largest distributor of equipment, consumables and technical services to the graphic communications industry, representing more than 300 suppliers at more than 60 branch locations across the country. The company will employ more than 1,000 people. Enovation was formed in connection with Fujifilm's recent acquisition of three leading distributors to the graphic communications industry -- PrimeSource Corporation, Heartland Imaging and Graphic Systems, Inc. "This new company reflects both our long-term commitment to the U.S. graphic arts marketplace as well as our customer-centric strategy,'' said Yasuo "George'' Tanaka, President, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A, Inc. "We have made significant prior investments in the U.S. graphic arts business, with Fujifilm Electronic Imaging, our manufacturing plants in Greenwood, South Carolina, and Fuji Hunt's acquisition of Anchor. "Through Enovation, we are extending that commitment to the distribution channel,'' he continued. "Enovation will ensure that our customers receive 'best in class' products from a wide range of manufacturers for all of their needs as well as outstanding service to support those products.'' "This new value-added distribution company will meet virtually every need of the graphic communications market, integrating imaging technologies and products through consultative services and support,'' said Atsushi "Steve'' Yoneda, Chairman of Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc. "Enovation offers total solutions from the world's premiere manufacturers, delivered promptly and completely, accurately billed and competitively priced to all major markets in the U.S.'' "We are fully committed to serving our customers,'' added James F. Mullan, President of Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc. and formerly Chairman and President of PrimeSource. "They can rely upon us to be responsive and knowledgeable of both the industry at large and their own individual operations. Our service levels and technical expertise are designed to consistently enhance our customers' businesses and their own customer relationships.'' Complete Product Offerings Enovation serves the needs of commercial printers, packaging printers, color separators, service bureaus, graphic design/art studios, newspapers, publishers and advertising agencies. Enovation's complete product and service families include: film/chemicals/processors; printing plates/processors; analog proofing/processors; computer to plate equipment; workstations; digital color proofing; wide format printers; file servers; data storage; color management; color measurement equipment; computer software and hardware; general equipment; register systems and punches; vacuum frames; color viewing equipment; pressroom chemicals; printing blankets; press packing; pressroom storage and safety systems; pressroom/bindery supplies; finishing systems; field technical service; and consultative services for prepress and pressroom.




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