Panduit Corp., Tinley Park, Ill., partnered with Seiko Epson Corp., Japan, to develop printers and labels for the industrial, construction and network infrastructure marketplaces.
Under the terms of the agreement, 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—Epson’s label printers and Panduit’s special label media lineup and Easy-Mark Plus software.
“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,” says Koichi Kubota, representative director, senior managing executive officer and COO of Seiko Epson's printing solutions operations division. “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 feature a wide variety of die-cut and continuous label sizes and materials, enable USB connectivity, print up to 1.5-inch wide label media and can be integrated with automatic cutter with full and half cutting.
“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,” says Dennis Renaud, president and CEO of Panduit.