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Apr 21, 2013 12:00 AM
21st April 2013 - Inca Digital, Cambridge, UK, a leading manufacturer of large format inkjet printers, has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade - in recognition of its substantial success in overseas earnings and outstanding performance in international trading. The Awards are UK's highest accolade for business success and recognise companies which have achieved outstanding results.
Inca manufactures the innovative Inca Onset series of UV flatbed inkjet printers which are used worldwide to produce wide format display graphics. Since its foundation in 2000, Inca has steadily expanded its facility in Cambridge to meet global demand for its printers. The move to a new 6,000 m2 facility last year brought the manufacturing process under one roof and increased its overall capacity with scope for future growth. Inca's focus on technical innovation has allowed the company to bring a new product to market every 18-24 months. The success of the Onset series worldwide has raised the quality bar in digitally printed graphics and has demonstrated the considerable demand for fast turnaround, quality display graphics on a wide range of materials and at a competitive price.
The USA has consistently been Inca's largest overseas market, but over the last five years, several new and important overseas markets have been established. Brazil, Germany and Canada have seen significant growth (150% in Brazil since 2007) and the company has also had success in Eastern Europe, particularly in Poland and the Czech Republic. Other new overseas markets include South Africa, Dubai, Morocco, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and Korea. Inca has developed a strong international distribution base thanks to the strength of its main distribution partner, Fujifilm. Today Inca printers are installed in 34 countries.
Commenting on the award John Mills, Inca CEO, said: "We are immensely proud to have won this prestigious Award which recognises the enormous effort and commitment of the entire Inca team. Although the market is highly competitive and trading conditions have been tight over the last five years, we have maintained a strategy of developing high-performance wide format printers that are in demand around the world."
To view the video 'An Inca Onset prints the Queen's Award', follow this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z36AEmSxEF4
About Inca Digital Printers
Inca Digital Printers, part of the Dainippon Screen Group, is one of the world's leading pioneers and manufacturers of flat-bed inkjet printing technology. The Eagle and Columbia printers set the early standards in UV inkjet flatbed printing. Today the ground-breaking Onset Series and Spyder range ensure that Inca's products remain at the forefront of productivity, quality and reliability. Fujifilm manufactures and develops the UV inks used in Inca machines and sells the flatbed printers around the world. Inca's facility in Cambridge, UK, incorporates R&D, customer support, machine assembly and commissioning, a dedicated training facility and clean rooms for printhead assembly and refurbishment. With approximately 25% of staff involved in R&D, a significant investment here helps the company maintain its position at the forefront of machine productivity, innovation, quality and reliability. www.incadigital.com
About the Queen's Award for Enterprise
Approximately 150 Queen's Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Winners of The Queen's Awards can use The Queen's Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. To find out more about next year's awards visit www.queensawards.org.uk