Germany-based GMG GmbH enters deeper into the large-format-printing market following its acquisition of Aurelon, based in The Netherlands, which develops production workflow – colour management, raster image processing or output to PDF technologies – for producing desktop colour proofs, large-format images or packaging work.
“In addition to constantly increasing market share in our traditional proofing and press room markets, it is our goal to also become a major player in the growing large-format print production market,” said Paul Willems, CEO of GMG GmbH. “The acquisition of Aurelon is an important step in this direction and immediately allows us to offer A-to-Z production workflow solutions which fulfill the specific needs of large-format printers.
“As applications in the market and for service providers are getting more sophisticated and brand owners are raising their demands for color quality and consistency, now is the right time for GMG to step up its presence in this market,” added Willems. “Until now these key needs have not been entirely met by currently available production workflow systems.”
The Aurelon purchase follows GMG’s February 2011 acquisition of a UK-based media production company called Complete Workflow Solutions (CWS), which serves as a reseller and integrator for Dalim Software workflow and Xinet asset management solutions.