Ninestar Corporation (stock code: 002180), a global leader dedicated to printing and imaging products, output solutions and managed print service (MPS), is a leading enterprise in chip design for printer consumables and also a reputed difference maker in the aftermarket. Ninestar Corporation owns the global renowned printer brand “Lexmark”, which specializes in high-end products as well as MPS, and penetrates deeply in developed countries with its high-value print solutions. Ninestar has approximately 20 000 employees worldwide and an annual sales of 30 billion RMB, with products available in more than 150 countries.
Seine Group, the controlling shareholder of Ninestar Corporation, develops and sells 3D printers for industrial use. Its 3D products are used in color multi-material model for medical education training, surgery planning, jewelry precision model and customized color multi-material products. In 2007, Legend Capital under Legend Holding became a strategic partner of Seine.
Pantum Electronics, printer business unit (printer brand “Pantum”) of Ninestar’s controlling shareholder, is the first China’s printer manufacturer with self-developed core technology. Pantum printer has been listed in the national localization plan of key industries.
Lexmark International, formed in 1991 as a spinoff from IBM, has a deep penetration in high-end printer market. Lexmark to printer industry is as a limousine to automobile industry. As a recognized leader in printing and imaging products, hardware, business process solutions and services, Lexmark has differentiated competitiveness in key segments as MPS, smart capture, business content management, healthcare content management, automated financial process and enterprise search.