In a move to boost its high end digital textile printing line EFI has acquired Turkish company BDR, a manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing.

Based in Bursa, BDR is being integrated into EFI Reggiani and will continue to develop inks and work closely with clients. While financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, they are not expected to affect 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.’

Founded in 2016, BDR has built a significant presence in Turkey and Pakistan is increasingly prominent across Europe, the Middle East and India as well. Reactive dyes/inks are used with cotton and other natural fivre-based textiles.

‘EFI’s global, best-in-class Reggiani portfolio fits exactly with our own key goals for innovation and growth’ Serra Saatçıoğlu Yildiz and Ibrahim Demir, BDR co-founders. ‘We are excited to be joining EFI to work together on advancing the industry’s analogue-to-digital printing transformation.’