New Epson Label-Printer Partnership

Seiko Epson of Tokyo, Japan, reported that it’s entered into a partnership with U.S.-based Panduit Corporation involving portable label-printing  solutions.

Panduit is an end-to-end electrical and network infrastructure provider of OEM, industrial construction and MRO, enterprise, data center and industrial-networking solutions. These solutions include a wide variety of safety signage, labels, and identification products, which are sold through a global network of distributors who provide local inventory, product support, and logistics services.

Epson notes that its LABELWORKS PX series of industrial label printers are used in factories, network installations, and anywhere else wires and cables require identifying labels.

Under the terms of the partnership, Epson will develop and manufacture new label printers and supplies for Panduit, apart from its own Epson LABELWORKS PX series. In January 2020, Epson will release two products that will be sold through Panduit, the MP100 and MP300.

Epson will also commercialize label printer cartridges for Panduit’s special industrial label media, and both companies will add them to their product line-ups.

Epson says the projects will integrate the strengths of both companies – the strength of Epson’s label printers and the strength of Panduit’s special media lineup. Both companies will also seek to provide these solutions to even more customers through their respective sales networks.

In the Americas, Epson has been selling LABELWORKS PX series printing solutions through its U.S. subsidiary K-SUN Corporation.

Koichi Kubota, Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Seiko Epson’s Printing Solutions Operations Division, commented: “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.”

Dennis Renaud, President and CEO of Panduit, commented: “A critical element of our strategy is to accelerate the development of solutions for our customers by partnering with great companies like Epson, whose technologies can be incorporated with our offering to bring value to our customers and partners.”

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