Panduit partnering with Epson for new line of handheld printers
Products to integrate the strengths of both companies
Panduit Corp., a global leader of innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions, is entering into a strategic partnership with Seiko Epson Corp. to jointly develop printers and labels for the industrial, construction, and network infrastructure marketplaces.
Under the terms of the partnership, Epson will develop and manufacture new label printers for Panduit apart from its own brand LABELWORKS PX series. These products will integrate the strengths of both companies—the strength of Epson’s label printers and the strength of Panduit’s special label media lineup and Easy-Mark Plus™ software to meet the needs of customers across a broad spectrum of industries.
Koichi Kubota, representative director, senior managing executive officer and chief operating officer of Seiko Epson's Printing Solutions Operations Division has high hopes for the partnership with Panduit, saying, “In addition to a strong sales network, Panduit offers a wide range of special media for industrial labels, as well as the required processing technology. I am confident that the combination of Panduit’s media with Epson’s label printers will help us provide satisfaction to even more customers.”
The first two printers launched under this agreement, MP100 and MP300, will be showcased at the NECA show in Las Vegas, NV, in September, alongside Panduit’s full industrial labeling solutions. Customers will be able to try out these printers at our booth and see the full capabilities of the products:
• Fast 1.4”/sec print speed
• Wide variety of die-cut and continuous label sizes and materials
• USB connectivity
• Printing direct from Easy-Mark Plus software
• Prints up to 1.5” wide label media
• Integrated automatic cutter with full and half cutting
Dennis Renaud, president and CEO of Panduit, “A critical element of our strategy is to accelerate the development of solutions by partnering with great companies like Epson, whose technologies can be incorporated with our offering to bring value to our customers and partners.”