Xaar and Maplejet mark 20 years of collaboration
The high performance and reliability of Xaar’s 128 printheads have made Xaar the printhead manufacturer of choice for the last 20 years, for global coding and marking printer provider Maplejet.
Based in Toronto, Canada, leading coding and marking solutions company, Maplejet, manufactures and supplies a range of industrial coding and marking printers equipped with Xaar printheads, to food, pharmaceutical and industrial businesses worldwide.
The company was first established, under the trading name Sorveh Co, in 2000 by Homayoun Shahrestani.
“With the limited choice of reliable Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printers available at the time, I saw the potential to bring a quality printer brand to market,” said Homayoun.
“After testing numerous printheads, I conducted further research and travelled to the UK specifically to visit Xaar’s headquarters in Cambridge. I was so impressed with the quality of Xaar’s printheads, their ease of integration and the company’s after-care sales support, that I purchased several Xaar 128 printheads and a range of inks.
“We have been working closely with Xaar and using their printheads ever since.”
From that initial order in 2000, Homayoun has expanded his operations with the development of three companies; Sorveh Co, Honaz Fzco and Maplejet, which together specialise in R&D, manufacture, technical support and global distribution of its innovative coding and marking solutions worldwide. Twenty years later these businesses continue to thrive using either the Xaar 128 printheads or Xaar 502 printheads in their range of printers.
“Research and innovation are the founding principles of our business and we pride ourselves on being very customer-oriented,” continues Homayoun. “We work with customers to learn and anticipate the future needs of the industry and we develop our products to ensure we meet them.
“Xaar has also invested heavily in R&D and market research and this is something we value highly. Xaar’s unique printhead architecture is superior to anything else on the market and provides a reliable and cost-effective printing solution which enables us to manufacture our low-cost, hassle free printers.”
Maplejet’s coding and marking printers meet a wide range of industrial coding needs. From creating highly legible codes such as ‘Best before’ dates and batch numbers to meet the demands of legislation, to delivering high impact branding direct on to products such as pipes that help differentiate it from the competition.
“We are committed to partnering with food, pharmaceutical and industrial producers to find solutions that best fit their coding and marking needs,” concludes Homayoun. “Xaar’s printheads will be core to this and we will build on the relationship from the last 20 years to ensure we provide best-in-class coding and marking printers that are easy to operate, reliable and cost-effective to run and maintain.”