AMI Becomes Exclusive North American Distributor for WCS-Zenjet Coding


Armonk, New York (Feb 10, 2022)Automated Marking Inc. (AMI), a marking and coding solutions provider, announced today that it has reached an agreement with WCS Coding to become their exclusive North American distributor. The announcement comes just months after AMI began to carry the Zenjet thermal inkjet printers.

“We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with WCS Coding and offer, what we feel, is a best in class thermal inkjet printer and ink portfolio.” said Julian Mear, CEO of AMI. Mear continued, “The two companies share many of the same values, which really comes down to providing the best solutions for our customers. The WCS team brings so much to the table including technical and application expertise, printer and ink development capabilities and a dynamic leadership team that we are truly proud to be a part of!”

AMI will be the exclusive distributor in North America for the full Zenjet product portfolio including the Dynamic and the IP65 rated Zenjet Ultra thermal inkjet printers as well as proprietary inks. Both inline TIJ printers are robust in their construction, use HP cartridges and deliver high quality, reliable code with a low cost per print and best in class 10 year warranty.

President of Zenjet Coding, Xavier Ferbo commented: “We are pleased to be working with Automated Marking Inc. The alliance brings a very strong sales and technical team and a high level of professionalism, integrity and the necessary network to build a strong presence in the North American market. WCS coding, the parent company of Zenjet Coding, has focused on building a best in class printer line of the highest quality with all the features necessary to handle a wide range of marking and coding applications. Furthermore, WCS coding is an HP®  inkjet technology licensee and has developed a broad portfolio of inks, including innovative eco-friendly inks. WCS and AMI share many of the same values and have an alignment in our vision for the venture.”

The Zenjet Dynamic thermal inkjet (TIJ) printer is single head, compact and practical, perfect for manufacturing environments. It has a print height up to 1/2″ (12.7mm) and can print multiple lines, barcodes, images and is made out of anodized aluminum. 

The Zenjet Ultra is IP65 rated, providing complete protection against water, moisture, dust and harsh environments. In comparison to other TIJ printers on the market, where only the controller is IP65 rated, the stainless steel Ultra actually protects the whole printer and cartridge right on the production line. It is capable of printing up to 1/2″ print height and can print barcodes and images. 

No maintenance contracts are necessary for these printers as they have no moving parts and come with a HP cartridge-based system with a built-in microcontroller.

About Automated Marking Inc.

Since 1903 Automated Marking Incorporated has been an international leader in the development, sales, service and support of high-quality product identification, systems automation equipment, hardware, software and consumables for marking, coding and commercial printing applications. AMI’s mission is to support people in realizing efficient production while providing the safest products. 

About Zenjet Coding

Zenjet Coding is a brand of the WCS Group and located in France, where they manufacture TIJ (thermal inkjet) technology and are pioneers in the partnership with HP® for inks and hardware. The founders of Zenjet Coding make up over 100 years of experience in marking and coding and over 40 years working with thermal inkjet. Zenjet Coding is represented in many countries through subsidiaries and distributors.