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Esko to expand portfolio with CAPE Systems

Thursday, 19 September 2013
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Esko is set to add software solutions provider for packaging design and pallet load optimisastion, CAPE Systems, to its portfolio as it continues to evolve from being a prepress solution provider to an end-to-end supplier in the packaging world.

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Esko and CAPE have strong synergies between them including many common customers across the packaging market. Carsten Knudsen, president and CEO, Esko said, “It is our strategy to improve and drive profitability for our customers all the way from design to point of sale.

“Adding CAPE’s palletisation tools to our portfolio supports our strategic goals. With CAPE, Esko receives the world’s leading and best-in-class toolkit. We’re determined to leverage the synergies this brings to our existing products and services, especially the sustainability benefits that integrating CAPE’s technology into Esko solutions should provide our customers,” said Knudsen.

CAPE has made inroads in the retail packaging space with its software solutions. The company has offices in the US and UK, its products and staff will be integrated into Esko’s portfolio and organisation. The transaction is expected to close late September. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Brad Leonard, CEO, CAPE said, “There could be no better future for CAPE than to join Esko, one of CAPE’s most dynamic and familiar business partners. The Esko technology and organisation are well-known to us. Joining Esko guarantees our global users continued support, development and integration. It also opens up a wide range of packaging solutions.”