Kodak announced the acquisition of the service and parts assets of Southern Lithoplate Inc., complementing the strategic alliance formed with SLP in December 2020. Southern Lithoplate’s strong customer support and expertise within the newspaper sector and Kodak’s world-class products and technology will now be fully integrated under Kodak’s umbrella of innovative and sustainable print solutions.
Kodak’s Service and Support team will provide a comprehensive plan for Southern Lithoplate’s customer base, offering a vast range of different service options to meet a wide variety of business requirements.
“Our partnership with Southern Lithoplate deepens our expertise in the newspaper segment and strengthens our ability to provide exceptional service for customers,” said Jim Continenza, Executive Chairman & CEO, Eastman Kodak Company. “Kodak’s world-class service and support helps customers maximize uptime and improve operational efficiency to drive profitability and growth.”
“With an 87-year history of putting our customers first, it was vital that we find the right partner to carry on SLP’s exceptional service legacy. Kodak will provide the very best service, support and print solutions available on the market. Our decision to choose Kodak to continue on with the SLP customer base includes Kodak’s on-going commitment to print long-term and the honor and integrity by which the team at Kodak has supported our plate business since January,“ stated Edward A. “Trip” Casson III, SLP Chairman & CEO.
The Kodak service team will take over the servicing of Southern Lithoplate’s accounts beginning August 1, 2021.