Collins Inkjet is excited to announce that Kao Corporation has acquired Collins Corporation. Kao Corporation, while a relative newcomer to inkjet, has world-class dispersion and polymer chemistries that offer the promise of better, more robust ink solutions. Kao Collins has been developing innovative inkjet solutions for over 26 years. By joining forces, the two companies look forward to expanding the application space for inkjet printing.

The current management of Collins Inkjet will remain in place. Collins will continue to operate out of its facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio and Berlin, Germany.

View Kao’s official release here.

Q: What does this mean for current customers?
A: Business as usual. Customers can expect to receive the same service and support that they’ve always received from Collins.

Q: How does this affect the ordering process?
A: Day to day operations such as placing orders and receiving technical assistance will remain unchanged.

Q: Does this affect distributors and other partners?
A: Kao Collins will continue to move forward and honor all existing contracts.

Q: Why did Kao Collins make this decision?
A: Kao Collins has continued to expand both vertically and horizontally. Moving forward, Kao Collins will need to be able to support an ever-increasing customer base worldwide. Not only does Kao have fundamental dispersion technology which should enable Kao Collins to improve and expand its product portfolio, but Kao has an existing infrastructure, which can be leveraged to support the growth of Collins.

Q: Who is Kao Corporation?
A: Kao Corporation is a large, wide-ranging Japanese company that has a presence in both consumer products and industrial industries. Kao Corporation prides itself on its integrity and the promotion of environmentally friendly solutions.

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