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Known for technical expertise and innovation, Meteor is trusted by printhead manufacturers and print system builders alike.

A solid track record and first-class pedigree

Industrial Inkjet Expertise and Innovation

Meteor is the world’s leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet electronics, software, tools and services. Known for technical expertise and innovation, Meteor is trusted by printhead manufacturers and print system builders alike. Over decades, the company has gained a deep understanding of the fundamental science and engineering that underpins digital printing. Combining this expertise with market insight, Meteor offers products which are robust, cost-effective and future-proof.

A booming export market has driven spectacular growth for Meteor, with customers in more than 44 countries around the world. In recognition of its outstanding success, Meteor was honoured with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2019. With headquarters situated in Cambridge, UK amongst one of the largest industrial inkjet clusters in the world, as well as sales & support facilities in China, the United States, Japan and Korea, the company is well-placed to serve its global customer base.

Meteor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hybrid Software Group (Euronext: HYSG).

 

Timeline

2006

Project “Meteor” is officially established by The Technology Partnership. Drive electronics for Xaar ‘Leopard’ printheads are developed. Meteor signs its first customer: Jetrion.

2007

Drive electronics for ‘Spectra’ (now FUJIFILM Dimatix) printheads are developed and delivered.

2008

Meteor acquires its first customers in Taiwan and Japan. Hymmen, Europe’s leading supplier of machines for decorative laminates, becomes a Meteor customer.

2009

Further expanding its portfolio by partnering with Toshiba TEC and Kyocera, Meteor offers the widest range of industrial printhead driver solutions in the world.

2011

Drive electronics for Seiko Instruments printheads are developed and delivered.

2012

Meteor establishes its presence in China. Drive electronics for Ricoh printheads are developed and delivered.

2013

Meteor works with its first ceramic tile customer, a significant milestone which eventually results in Meteor becoming the world’s largest independent supplier of electronics for ceramic tile printers. Ethernet-based print controllers are introduced.

2014

In a strategically significant expansion of its software offering, Meteor develops its first Digital Front End.

2015

After demonstrable commercial success, TTP Meteor Ltd is registered as wholly-owned subsidiary of TTP Group PLC. Meteor makes its first sale in Japan.

2016

Fuelling significant growth, the company is acquired by Global Graphics PLC and renamed Meteor Inkjet Ltd. Drive electronics for Konica Minolta printheads are developed and delivered. Sales and support presence is established in the USA.

2018

Meteor headquarters relocates to expanded office space and purpose-built labs at Harston Mill, Cambridge. The company launches a line of DropWatchers.

2019

In recognition of export excellence, Meteor wins the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Meteor solidifies its presence in Korea by authorising a distribution partner.

2020

Drive electronics for Epson printheads are developed and delivered.

2021

To accommodate a growing workforce and to support research, manufacturing, quality and customer support requirements, Meteor nearly doubles the size of its headquarters. Together with sister companies Hybrid Software, Global Graphics Software and Xitron, Meteor launches SmartDFE, a complete, end-to-end solution for labels and packaging.

2022

Drive electronics for Xerox printheads are developed. Meteor granted a patent for “Inkjet Nozzle Status Detection”. Meteor embraces India with a new Sales Associate.

2023

Meteor granted a patent for “Methods and Systems for Shell Formation in 3D Printing”.

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