A Swiss commercial printing equipment maker has established its North American headquarters in Laguna Niguel.

Wadjet America Inc., a unit of Wädenswil, Switzerland-based Wadjet AG, will be responsible for marketing and distributing its parent company’s wide-format inkjet printers to the U.S., South America and Asia.

The local unit will share its home, services and information technology with Mantel Digital Inc., which spun out its digital printer manufacturing business into Wadjet AG earlier this year, creating a separate, stand-alone company.

Mantel Digital will remain the exclusive distributor for Wadjet products in most of Europe.

Wadjet AG joins a strong contingent of global printer manufacturers with U.S. operations in Orange County, including competitors Toshiba Ltd. and Ricoh Co. Ltd., both based in Tokyo.