Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG acquired Belgian-based software developer CERM. Headquartered in Oostkamp with a staff of 26, CERM specializes in the development of Management Information Systems (MIS) for commercial and label printing operations.
“By acquiring CERM, a well-known software specialist in Western Europe, Heidelberg is expanding its portfolio of Management Information Systems,” said Marcel Kiessling, member of the Management Board responsible for Heidelberg Services. “We aim to present a fully integrated MIS solution with central data management in combination with our Prinect print shop workflow at drupa 2012.”
Heidelberg estimates the global printing market volume for MIS to be around EUR200 million.
“We’ll continue to serve all our existing customers in all our markets,” said Tom Musschoot, former owner CERM, who will stay on as Managing Director of the software entity. “Additionally, as part of Heidelberg, we will be able to extend our business to a truly global level by making use of Heidelberg’s worldwide presence and international sales channels.”