As part of HP’s commitment to environmental responsibility, the new plant is the first industrial building in Israel and first HP manufacturing facility worldwide built to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards. It was designed to achieve high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. LEED Certification is the most recognized global standard for buildings that are efficient, cost-effective, and better for occupants and the environment.
With the addition of the new facility, HP Indigo’s Kiryat Gat campus now includes 56 000m2 of building space with room to expand for future growth. The campus also serves as the Centre for training and for final application testing and qualification of each press before shipment.
HP Indigo also manufactures ink at its facility in Singapore.
‘Our customers constantly demand that we push the boundaries and innovate in our product portfolio as well as in our manufacturing operations,’ comments Alon Bar-Shany, VP and general manager, Indigo Division, HP. ’With an additional plant supplying ink for the rapid ramp-up of our new family of Indigo presses, we can support our customers in growing their businesses and increasing their profitability in the highly competitive printing market.’
Inks produced at the new plant will begin shipping with the HP Indigo 10000 digital press, the first offset-quality digital press in a larger format suitable for printing nearly any size commercial job. HP Indigo has completed early installations of the HP Indigo 10000 at customer sites in the US, Europe and Middle East, with general commercial availability scheduled for early 2013.