Fujifilm Not Worried About Expanded Xerox-HP Relationship

An announcement from Xerox and HP Inc. on June 4th that the two companies are expanding their relationship doesn’t seem to be worrying Fujifilm, Xerox’s partner in Fuji Xerox, and from which it has sourced much of its office equipment for decades.

Under that expansion with HP, Xerox will  source from HP certain A4 and entry-level A3 printers, and copier/MFPs, with the majority running on Xerox’s ConnectKey controller software. Xerox will supply toner to HP for these and other products. The printers will be based primarily on the laser printing technology HP acquired from Samsung in 2017. The two companies also agreed to partner in the Device as a Service (DaaS) market. Xerox will become a DaaS specialist in HP’s Partner First program in the United States.

According to CRN, however, Fujiiflm – which is currently still seeking $1 billion in damages for a scuttled $6.1 billion Xerox-Fuji Xerox merger – doesn’t seem to be worried about the new HP sourcing agreement.

According to CRN, Fujifilm stated this week that “day-to-day business between Fuji Xerox and Xerox is continuing as usual.”

“This announcement does not have a major impact on Fuji Xerox’s business, as Xerox already has been sourcing entry-level products from other companies,” Fujifilm said in the statement. “Mid- to high-level (A3 MFP) products that make up a large part of Xerox’s revenue have been both developed and provided by Fuji Xerox. With regard to Fujifilm’s position on the combination of Fuji Xerox and Xerox, that has not changed and Fujifilm believes that the combination is not indispensable for Fujifilm/Fuji Xerox’s growth. We continue to maintain a cooperative relationship with Xerox.”

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