EPSON GIVES ELDOR THE DRIVE TO SUCCEED

LOWER PRINT COSTS ENABLE ELDOR TO GROW IN THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD

EPSON GIVES ELDOR THE DRIVE TO SUCCEED

Quality, flexibility and sustainability led Eldor, a leading Italian automotive firm, to choose Epson products to restructure its entire fleet of printers at its new site.

INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND SUSTAINABILITY

Eldor is a leading player in the research, development and production of ignition coils, engine control systems and electrical hybrid systems, and has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards. In 2007, Eldor won the Ferrari Technology Award for an innovative project that helped improve the performance of Ferrari cars.

According to Luca Forte, Board Member and Corporate Supply Chain Director of Eldor Corporation: "With its technical know-how, capacity for development and market awareness, Eldor is one of the leading companies in the world in terms of innovation. It consistently supplies highly technological products of excellent quality, meeting the growing demand for particularly innovative and ecological solutions demanded by the motorcycle and automotive industries."

EPSON INKJET TECHNOLOGY ENSURES QUALITY, LOW CONSUMPTION AND MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Following the continual growth of the business and the recent change of operating site, Eldor looked to rationalise its pool of printers. The aim was to achieve a number of objectives including: greater flexibility, lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact. After in-depth research, the decision was made to invest in Epson inkjet technology.

"We needed to reorganise and, in some cases, re-scale the number of printers, without compromising print quality," explains Walter Ciceri, Eldor Corporation Organisation & Systems Development Manager. "After analysing the market and a series of preliminary tests, we decided on Epson multifunction devices, which easily met our requirements."

Forte added: "It is fundamental that we present ourselves as a company that pays particular attention to the environment and our personnel. We attach great importance to the quality of the work place, and Epson inkjet technology allowed us to eliminate certain particles and ozone emissions that are typical of laser printers, as well as significantly reduce the volume of waste generated."

Eldor now has 36 Workforce Pro RIPS multifunction printers installed in the offices and three large format CAD printers (SureColor SC-T5200). This has given uniformity and the ability to generate statistics using a single software application for the entire pool of printers. This has allowed the company to optimise consumption and the storage procedure for consumables is now much simpler, requires less space and has a lower cost.

According to Ciceri: "Just a few months after installing the new products, we received an extremely positive response from our employees. They were able to use the new machines, including specific functionality, quickly and easily. The new fleet of printers immediately contributed to both energy and financial savings for the company."

INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY AND REDUCING WASTE

Printing, receiving documents, photocopying and sending faxes is all possible with the fast and efficient WorkForce Pro RIPS multifunction printers. Eldor chose A4 models for the managers' offices and A3+ models to replace the team laser printers.

The new solution gives managers an efficient and reliable all-in-one solution. Thanks to the high capacity ink supply units, they can print up to 75,000 pages before having to replace the consumables.