Duplo Seiko, a part of the wider Duplo Group, has announced at drupa 2024 it has acquired Swiss-based Multigraf, to continue delivering innovative and competitive solutions to the industry.

Based in Wakayama, Japan, Duplo Seiko started in stencil duplicators 50 years ago. Today, they are  globally recognised for specialising in automated cutting solutions.

The acquisition of Multigraf, another key manufacturer of multi-finishers, allows Duplo Seiko to further strengthen its market position in cutting and multi-finishing solutions.

Both organisations have had a trusting partnership for a long time. With Multigraf celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the acquisition by Duplo Seiko is a logical and natural evolution.  

Hideki Hashiguchi, Duplo Seiko CEO and president, commented: ‘We are honoured to welcome Multigraf into the Duplo Group. Multigraf is a very well-known and established brand with a long history. I am confident this integration will enable both Duplo and Multigraf to accelerate future technological developments as well as providing a stronger support to our customers.”

As part of the deal, Multigraf will continue to operate under the Multigraf name and remain in Switzerland.

‘The acquisition of Multigraf by Duplo Seiko is an exciting new start for all’ said Robert Barrer, chairman of Multigraf. ‘My father founded Multigraf, and I am looking forward to seeing where the future takes us’ he added.