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EFI acquires UK firm Escada Systems

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has acquired UK-based firm Escada Systems for an undisclosed sum.

Escada, which also carries out operations in the US, provides corrugator control systems for the packaging market.

The acquisition will allow EFI to provide enhanced corrugated packaging productivity suite to sheet feeders and full corrugated box plants, in addition to comprehensive control and traceability for the entire corrugation process.

EFI has included Escada employees, including founder and former principal Gavin Bushby, in its Productivity Software business unit.

Escada offers both hardware and software expertise for a complete plant-wide solution. Its systems are designed to interface with various models of machines and other control systems.

Optima integrated roll stock system, which is operated by using RFID or barcodes, delivers effective paper management and reduces stock levels by optimising the use of part-rolls.

Syncro 7 is a single point corrugator control system that can cover every phase of corrugator application ranging from the roll stands through to the take-off conveyors.

EFI Productivity Software general manager and senior vice president Gabriel Matsliach said: "We are thrilled to add the Escada team and technology to our leading portfolio for the Packaging industry.

"The addition of Escada makes EFI a one stop shop for enabling packaging companies to improve the quality, efficiency and profitability of the corrugation process, using their existing corrugators."

Escada chairman Gavin Bushby said: "EFI global scale and reach will enable more customers to benefit from our innovative technologies for years to come.”