About Xeikon America
Xeikon America announced the opening of its new North American headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Elgin. Xeikon executives were joined by Elgin mayor Dave Kaptain, Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Carol Gieske and Economic Development Group Director Tony Lucenko for a gala ribbon cutting to inaugurate the facility.
Eighty percent of the 39,000 square feet at the Elgin facility is dedicated to customer support functions, including the company’s state-of-the-art Innovation Center which offers customers greatly expanded demonstration and training capabilities, both virtually and in person. The Innovation Center features Xeikon dry toner; UV-IJ printer solutions that serve the print and packaging industries who then serve the food, beverage, beer, wine & spirits, health & beauty, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and nutraceutical industries as well as the commercial print/graphic arts industries. In addition to our production print solutions, Xeikon’s North American Headquarters will showcase the company’s software solutions. Additionally, the Elgin location provides improved warehousing and office space.
The new facility at 350 River Ridge Road is located within Elgin’s Prologis business park. It underwent a floor-to-ceiling renovation to Xeikon’s specifications.
Xeikon, the digital division of Flint Group, was founded more than 30 years ago. The company provides large-scale solutions to print and packaging suppliers in a variety of consumer and business-to-business markets worldwide. “Customer needs continue to evolve and a company must be adaptive and agile to remain competitive,” said Benoit Chatelard. “This new facility was designed and developed with that in mind.”
All of the more than 60 employees housed at the company’s previous offices in Itasca have elected to make the move to the Elgin location. Much of the Xeikon America workforce is virtual, working from their homes and other locations across the United States and Canada.
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilize different imaging processes, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, press room chemicals, as well as pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. The Flint Group is based in Luxembourg and employs around 7,900 people. Globally, the company is number 1 or 2 in all market segments it serves.