Electronics For Imaging Inc. announced the acquisition of Escada Systems, a leading provider of Corrugator Control systems for the packaging market. Based in the United Kingdom and with operations also in the United States, privately held Escada brings a strong reputation for innovation and vast experience in helping packaging companies to achieve greater productivity, quality and profitability.
EFI is a market leader in providing a complete ecosystem for corrugated production, that includes the EFI Nozomi C18000, an ultra-high-speed single-pass LED inkjet press powered by the award-winning Fiery DFE together with leading-edge inks, and the EFI Corrugated Packaging Productivity Suite, the market’s first end-to-end software offering for business management and manufacturing execution, which is gaining global momentum, serving corrugated packaging companies around the globe. The addition of Escada’s technology and expertise will enable EFI to expand the Productivity Suite’s value to sheet feeders and full corrugated box plants, to also include comprehensive control and traceability for the entire corrugation process. While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, it is not expected to be material to EFI’s Q4 or full-year 2017 results. Escada employees, including founder and former principal Gavin Bushby, have joined EFI’s Productivity Software business unit.