The new building will be home to Kodak’s relocated European HQ and inkjet demo centre, previously located in Gland, Switzerland, and its EAMER technology demo centre, previously based in La Hulpe, Belgium.
Kodak chief executive Antonio Perez, who cut the ribbon to mark the building’s official opening, said: “Kodak is now a formidable competitor – strong and ready to help lead the industry through disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions in fast-growing market segments.
“Our new Technology Centre in Eysins is a good example of how we bring everything together for the benefit of the customer – technologies, products, services and our great team.”
Kodak announced the relocation on 1 August 2013, at which time EAMER regional managing director Philip Cullimore said it would “make life much easier for [Kodak’s] customers”.
“In a single trip they can meet our team of experts and see demonstrations of our full range of Kodak Solutions,” he said, adding that it made commercial sense as it would mean having one office instead of two.
Demonstration equipment at the new HQ includes the Nexpress SX 3300, Prosper 5000XLi, Prosper S5 and S10 Imprinting Systems, Versamark VL4000 and VX5000 printing systems, Flexcel NX wide imager, all Kodak Unified Workflow products and print samples produced with Sonora XP plates (imaged on a Magnus Q8000 platesetter).
At the opening ceremony, Cullimore said: “We now have all of the new Kodak under one roof. Our customers and partners have a one-stop shop to meet the Kodak team and explore the company’s solutions portfolio. And the combination of two offices into one ensure we are a more cost-effective operation.”