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Loftware buys UK-based Gap Systems

Loftware, a provider of enterprise labeling technology, has acquired UK-based artwork management solutions provider, Gap Systems, to expand its global presence.

Gap Systems controls complex packaging artwork processes throughout the product lifecycle.

With the acquisition, Loftware redefines how worldwide enterprises design, manage and print labels and packaging artwork.

Loftware president and CEO Robert O’Connor Jr said: “Several years ago, Loftware pioneered the Enterprise Labeling market by recognizing the need to focus on complex, high volume labeling for large organizations. Now we are transforming the Label and Artwork Management space by delivering this unprecedented platform.”

“Our customers and the market will greatly benefit from our strategic vision, broader and deeper solutions, global scale and continued world-class services and support.”

Loftware will combine its cloud-based digital platform, featuring Enterprise Labeling Solution, with Gap Systems’ flagship product Smartflow, which is capable of managing complex packaging artwork processes to maintain control, simplify processes.

Loftware said that integrated platform will be able to address the full spectrum of labeling and packaging artwork requirements across a broad range of industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, manufacturing, food & beverage, chemical, retail and consumer packaged goods.

Additionally, the combined platform allows customers to improve time to market, mitigate risk, reduce supply chain complexity, optimize costs and increase agility.

Gap Systems founder and CEO Paul Goldberg said: “Loftware and Gap offer truly complementary solutions that the market needs, especially as companies look to standardize on a single platform that can create, manage and print labels and packaging artwork across worldwide operations.

“Now internal and external stakeholders in packaging, regulatory, quality, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and marketing can address a more extensive set of requirements.”

Loftware is engaged in producing mission-critical barcode labels and documents across the supply chain for its customers.