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8 a-e-mag.com • A&E MARCH 2016 THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT PEOPLE AND PLACES News A.R.K. Ramos Launches New Website A.R.K. Ramos announces the launch of its new website, showcasing the architectural signage company's portfolio and services. The company's revamped online presence boasts easier access to prod- ucts, portfolio and services in general. New features include the latest catalog, product specifications and associated documents available for download and a gallery of previous work. Visitors can also learn more about specific products offered by A.R.K. Ramos, read about the history of the company, and contact the team directly through its website. In fact, the platform also showcases a live chat feature for customer ques- tions and comments during regular business hours. Customers can also order a sample kit for $99.95, which includes over $400 worth of its cast plaques, cast letters, fabricated letters, cut plate letters, as well as samples of sculpted products, etched pieces and examples of its line of finishes. For more information, visit www.arkramos.com. Ricoh to Acquire AnaJet By Natalie Jane Frels Ricoh Company Ltd. announces that the company has reached an agreement to acquire the direct-to-garment printing company AnaJet. Negotiations, which were finalized between the two companies on Jan. 6, began approxi- mately six months before. "(Ricoh has) been wanting to continue to grow the inkjet division and is always looking for new technologies and opportunities," AnaJet Marketing Director Paul Crocker tells A&E magazine. "Being a leader in the industry—this was a natural fit." Ricoh Inkjet Business Division General Man- ager Junichi Matsuno says, "Ricoh has a long history of successful, strategic acquisitions that have helped our customers and partners around the world find new, effective ways to better serve their end users. "With the addition of AnaJet, our collective customers benefit from a larger support team, added innovation and access to a services-led portfolio of solutions to ultimately help them grow their business. AnaJet already possesses a proven reputation as a leader in DTG printing and as such, is a great complement to Ricoh's broad portfolio," Matsuno explains. Crocker assures customers that there will be few changes to operations at AnaJet, which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricoh Printing Systems America Inc. The Costa Mesa, California-based company will continue to operate under its current name, management team and capabilities, including its more than 50 employees. The only change at this time, he announces, is the promotion of former AnaJet National Sales Manager Karl Tipre to the role of CEO. "Otherwise," Crocker says, "the team is intact at least for the immediate future. We are still defining how we will integrate. As a wholly- owned subsidiary, it does appear we will be working somewhat independently. Even before the deal, we began working on localized onsite support and training and we fully expect that to expand throughout the country and worldwide. We're in the early stages, obviously, but we're all very excited about it. It can only mean good things for AnaJet and the industry as a whole." For more information, visit www.anajet.com or www.ricoh.com. Rowmark Opens New Location in Australia By Natalie Jane Frels Rowmark LLC announces the opening of Rowmark Aus- tralia, a new distribution and customer service location in Seven Hills. The development of its newest inter national loca- tion has been in the works for approximately a year, Rowmark Marketing Coordinator Jordan Brown tells A&E magazine. The site officially opened on Dec. 10, 2015—closing out a busy year for the company. Rowmark Australia will now be added to the list of over 80 countries. "With this global presence, aside from the new Rowmark Australia location, Row- mark serves its loyal customers in the EMEA through Rowmark Europe, an established warehouse, sales and customer service center located in Antwerp, Belgium," Brown says. "An increase in Rowmark's presence through international regions assists in expanding our market reach to help ensure exceptional customer service for our growing international customer base." Rowmark Australia National Marketing and Sales Manager Tom Johns says, "Rowmark Australia is committed to customers' success and looks forward to being a valuable, knowledgeable resource for all their engravable material, sign-making and display hardware needs. We are also here to assist customers with expert Rowmark product recommendations and custom color requests to best meet the needs of any unique project." For more information about Rowmark Australia, visit www.rowmark.com.au.

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