Esko announces acquisition of Canadian-based Tilia Labs
Esko-Graphics BV. (‘Esko’), the global developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print, packaging, and label industries, has acquired imposition A.I. software company Tilia Labs, in a deal that delivers on the need of brand owners and converters to connect and integrate the entire value chain through upstream digitalization.
Under the terms of the deal, Tilia Labs’ products will be integrated into the overall Esko software platform. Tilia Labs’ products featuring intelligent algorithms for sheet layout, estimation and planning will be integrated into the Esko product portfolio and the entire Tilia Labs team across three worldwide locations will merge into the Esko organization, headquartered in Gent, Belgium.
“Converters are coming under increasing pressure to deliver more volume with shorter print runs to bring versatility to the market, while the adoption of digital printing continues to grow,” said Mattias Byström, Vice President and Group Executive Product Identification, Danaher Corporation. “This acquisition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing integrated software and hardware solutions that accelerate the go-to-market process for consumer packaged goods.”
Mattias explained that the combined solutions within its software platform enable Esko to better serve its customers in the packaging, label, and wide format markets.
Sagen de Jonge, CEO and co-founder of Tilia Labs, commented: “We have long shared a common goal with Esko of empowering businesses to improve ways of working, eradicate waste and optimize operational processes to meet the challenges they face today and tomorrow. We are therefore thrilled that our technology for sheet and roll optimization, automation, planning, and estimation has been identified as a perfect fit with the market-leading Esko suite of solutions.”
Mattias Byström concluded: “This acquisition also underlines our commitment to delivering the tools that serve to connect brands and converters upstream. For all our customers continuing their digital transformation journey, the integration of these next generation tools means businesses will be able to digitize, automate and connect more efficiently to drive significant workflow and operational advantages, as well as sustainability benefits.”
For more on the Esko range of integrated solutions, visit www.Esko.com
Esko is a global provider of integrated software and hardware solutions that accelerate the go-to-market process of packaged goods.
For each stakeholder in the process, Esko solutions enable them to work efficiently and deliver right-first-time packaging and marketing content on time, every time.
Our goal is to make it easier for CPG and pharma businesses to manage their packaging, labeling, regulatory and marketing content. With our packaging management platform, brand marketing and packaging teams can increase their productivity, reduce costs, and save time.
For packaging and label trade shops, premedia service providers and printer converters, we digitize, automate, and connect the entire print production process with software and hardware solutions for CAD design, prepress processes, flexo platemaking and print inspection.
Facts & numbers
- Packaging for 9 out of 10 major brands is produced by our customers
- We are headquartered in Gent (Belgium)
- Worldwide, we employ about 1,600 associates from 40 nationalities
- We serve 25,000+ customers in 140+ countries
- 61% of our staff are customer-facing daily
- Our global sales network consists of 300+ direct sales staff and 120+ resellers
For further information, please visit www.esko.com