Hitachi Strengthens Industrial Clout, Makes New Buyout

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. (HIES), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has announced its acquisition of Telesis Technologies, Inc. (Telesis). Accordingly, Telesis manufactures and engages in the sale of marking equipment using laser technologies.

Yasuhiro Takeuchi, President of HIES said the acquisition will allow the company to expand and enhance its portfolio. Particularly, Telesis’ state-of-the-art laser marking technologies will help Hitachi accelerate its goal of becoming an industry-leading solutions provider.

“We look forward to leveraging the combined strengths of HIES and Telesis to further penetrate the global coding and marking industry,” Takeuchi said.

Telesis Technologies’ portfolio

Comprehensive Facilities

Telesis has more than 160 employees globally. To illustrate, the company has a development center and manufacturing facility in the United States. In addition, it also has engineering, sales, and maintenance service bases.

It also has manufacturing, sales and service bases in China and sales and service bases in Europe.

For more than 40 years, Telesis has developed, manufactured, and sold marking equipment. The company provides a range of coding and marking technologies. Moreover, it has one of the largest global market shares in dot-peen markers, devices that print letters by striking pins, which are often used in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Most importantly, Telesis also offers industry-leading laser technology used to print dates, lot numbers, and other information on items produced in the food and beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, consumer product goods, and electronic industries. With this acquisition, HIES can accelerate the global expansion of its marking equipment business.

Combined Industry Expertise

The acquisition of Telesis builds on HIES’s April 2022 acquisition of Germany-based Photon Energy GmbH to further strengthen HIES’s coding and marking business. Recent years have shown strong demand for high-definition and indelible printing worldwide, and business opportunities for marking equipment using laser technology (i.e., laser markers) are steadily growing.

Telesis laser markers are highly complementary in technology to Photon Energy’s products. Thus, the addition of Telesis dot-peen markers will expand Hitachi’s product lineup along with its inkjet printers. In addition, by utilizing Telesis’s sales channels, HIES expects to strengthen its sales capabilities for inkjet printers. This will expand its recurring business by integrating Telesis’s maintenance service capabilities, which Telesis has developed through its dot-peen and lasermarker businesses.

Dr. Ashot Mesropyan, Executive Chairman of Telesis, said, “The company is a great fit for our global portfolio of marking solutions, and we look forward to putting our combined industry expertise and global resources to work for our customers.”