Elmwood Park, NJ - April 16, 2012 - Agfa Graphics North America proudly announced today that the company's manufacturing facility in Branchburg, NJ, has been recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for its commitment to the environment.
The company was cited for its "voluntary and proactive measures taken to go beyond compliance in an effort to improve the environment and ensure a sustainable future." The recognition honored Agfa in various categories, including Environmental Policy, Materials Conservation, Hazardous Materials Reduction and several others.
The NJDEP noted in its report that Agfa has demonstrated its dedication to the environment by reducing the company's water usage, decreasing manufacturing waste by making production improvements and line operating efficiencies, and by lowering power consumption through increased use of energy-efficient lighting.
"Sustainability is part of our strategy," said Jonathan Ashton, vice-president, Operations, Agfa Graphics North America. "We are committed to systematically improving the cost and environmental performance of our products and operations. We are always looking for ways to operate according to sustainable production processes, to conserve natural resources, to operate our facilities safely and minimize the impact of these activities and products on the environment."
Agfa Graphics' facility in Branchburg, NJ, is the company's largest manufacturing location in the United States, at which the company produces various products for the printing and publishing industries. The facility also features a state-of-the-art technology demo center.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa Healthcare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3.023 million euros in 2011. Please visit us at http://www.agfa.com.
About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management.
Agfa Graphics is a worldwide leader with its computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems for commercial and packaging printing and the newspaper publishing markets.
Agfa Graphics is rapidly developing its position in the new segments of industrial inkjet with comprehensive solutions for various applications such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for developing a complete assortment of high-quality inks. Please visit us at http://www.agfagraphics.com.
About Pitman, an Agfa Company
Pitman, an Agfa Graphics company, collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries.
Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists, and unparalleled service excellence. Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable.
Please visit us at: www.pitman.com.