Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has announced the acquisition of Turkish reactive inkjet inks supplier BDR Boya Kimya as it looks to bolster its EFI Reggiani textile printing capabilities. BDR reportedly serves a number of leading textile and apparel manufacturers around the world with its expertise in digital printing. The company claims to have grown at a remarkable rate since its inception in 2016, and will now benefit EFI’s digital print offering particularly with its outreach in Turkey.

BDR will be integrated with EFI Reggiani and as part of this will continue to operate from its existing sites in Turkey. While financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, it’s expected that it will be finalised by EFI’s Q2 or full-year 2019 results.

“We are excited to have the BDR team on board and to fully support their industry-leading customers,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “The synergies arising with BDR and the world-class portfolio of EFI Reggiani textile printers will be a key point of emphasis for us to continue providing high-quality products and innovation. EFI Reggiani is also significantly strengthening its presence in Turkey with this acquisition, which brings us to the heart of an important and growing textile hub.”

Serra Saatçıoğlu Yildiz and Ibrahim Demir, BDR’s Co-Founders added, “BDR has always been very focused on the growing worldwide opportunity with digital to increase sustainability in the textile industry using high-performance and quality inks.

“EFI’s global, best-in-class Reggiani portfolio fits exactly with our own key goals for innovation and growth. We are excited to be joining EFI to work together on advancing the industry’s analogue-to-digital printing transformation,” they added.