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Esko to Acquire CAPE Systems

September 04, 2013
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Esko of Ghent, Belgium, has moved to purchase CAPE Systems, which develops software for packaging design, pallet load optimization and supply chain profitability. Details of the purchase have not been released.

“Esko is continually evolving from a prepress solution provider to an end-to-end supplier in the packaging world. It is our strategy to improve and drive profitability, utilization and failsafe solutions for our customers all the way from design to the point of sale,” stated Carsten Knudsen, Esko President and CEO. “CAPE has already made inroads in the brand owner and retailer packaging space. Adding their palletization tools to our portfolio supports our strategic goals.

The company continues to state there are close links between ArtiosCAD, Esko’s structural package design software, and CAPE PACK, which uses ArtiosCAD data for calculation and simulations within the software. Additionally, CAPE reports can already be managed within Esko’s WebCenter packaging management platform.

“There could be no better future for CAPE than to join Esko, one of CAPE’s most dynamic and familiar business partners,” stated Brad Leonard, CEO of CAPE. Currently headquartered in Texas, CAPE’s products and staff will be integrated into Esko’s portfolio and organization.

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