US digital printing specialist Electronics for Imaging (EFII) has acquired BDR Boya Kimya, a Turkish-based manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks.

BDR will be integrated into EFI Reggiani, the company's textile printer technology business, and will continue to develop inks for industrial digital textile printing, while expanding and growing its capabilities. 

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are excited to have the BDR team on board and to fully support their industry-leading customers," says EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager, Adele Genoni.

"The synergies arising with BDR and the world-class portfolio of EFI Reggiani textile printers will be a key point of emphasis for us to continue providing high-quality products and innovation. EFI Reggiani is also significantly strengthening its presence in Turkey with this acquisition, which brings us to the heart of an important and growing textile hub."

BDR services apparel brands globally and has a significant presence in Turkey and Pakistan and across Europe, the Middle East and India.

"BDR has always been very focused on the growing worldwide opportunity with digital to increase sustainability in the textile industry using high-performance and quality inks," add Serra Saatçioglu Yildiz and Ibrahim Demir, BDR's co-founders. "We are excited to be joining EFI to work together on advancing the industry's analog-to-digital printing transformation."

EFI also owns 3D design and prototyping software firm Optitex, which it acquired in 2016. Earlier this year the company published a white paper on just-style looking at how the fashion industry is now ready to deploy emerging technologies to build, and more importantly, maintain a more sustainable workflow.