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|Mitsuo Takatsu, Managing Director|
Number of employees
|45 (As of November, 2011)|
|Website||Mutoh Europe nv|
Mutoh Europe nv is a business unit of Mutoh Holdings Co. Ltd.
“wide format printers for productive people”
Mutoh Europe nv are a fully owned subsidiary of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan (TYO: 7999 “MUTOH”). Founded in 1991, the company’s activities encompass sales, sales support, warehousing and logistics, marketing, product and application support, service training and after-sales service of Mutoh hardware (professional sign cutting plotters and small size desktop & large-format full-colour piezo printers for commercial inkjet printing, sign & display, specialty/industrial, digital transfer & direct textile applications).
Mutoh products are distributed via a wide network of certified Mutoh distributors in the EMEA territory through Mutoh Europe, Mutoh Deutschland and Mutoh North Europe.
Mutoh’s desktop and Large-format printer printers & sign cutting plotters for Sign & Display, Specialty / Industrial, Indoor & Digital Transfer and Direct Textile applications encompass Eco Solvent / UMS printers (XpertJet 1641SR, XpertJet 1682SR, ValueJet 628, ValueJet 1324X, ValueJet 1604X & ValueJet 2638X), LED UV printers (XpertJet 461UF, XpertJet 661UF, ValueJet 626UF, ValueJet 1638UR Mark II, ValueJet 1626UH, ValueJet 1638UH Mark II & PerformanceJet 2508UF), MP31 printer (ValueJet 1627MH), direct textile printers (ValueJet 1938TX), Indoor & dye sublimation printers (DrafStation RJ-900XG & ValueJet 1604WX/1938WX/1948WX/2638X Dye Sub printers) and sign cutting plotters (ValueCut 600, ValcueCut II family, Lite 140, Advanced 160 & Premium 160).
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