Xerox Will Invest 25m To Expand Its New York Toner Cartridges Plant
Xerox will respond to the increasing worldwide demand for toner cartridges by investing $25 million (£15 million) in order to expand its New York emulsion aggregation (EA) toner plant.
The firm said it will increase its capacity to produce EA toner by 50 per cent. Opened in 2007 at a cost of $60 million, the Rochester site contains over 20 miles of pipe and tanks that produce billions of toner particles.
EA toner was developed by Xerox to produce sharper images using less toner per page. It is different to traditional toner in that it is chemically grown, meaning the shape, size and structure of the particles can be precisely controlled.
Construction will begin this month and is expected to be completed by the end of next year. Ten jobs will be created by the development.
"As one of the world’s largest producers of toner, we have looked at several alternatives on how and where to expand our manufacturing capacity," said Wim Appelo, president of the Xerox Global Business and Services Group.
"We chose to upgrade our existing facility not only because it makes the most economic sense but also because we benefit from the strong local technological expertise and the opportunity to invest in job growth in the US."
Recently, Xerox announced the appointment of Robert J Keegan, the former chief executive officer of Goodyear tyres, to its board.
Posted by Canzil Ahmed.