ADAM Software today announced details of a new strategic partnership with EskoArtwork. The alliance promises to bring new levels of efficiency and control to the processes involved in producing packaging materials. By coupling ADAM’s technology leadership in digital asset management (DAM) and marketing technologies with EskoArtwork’s proven leadership in technologies and services for the packaging sector, the partnership will provide new solutions to the needs of packaging producers that are second to none.
Both companies see huge potential in integrating their technologies and sharing their know-how. As an example, the ADAM Platform’s incredible media management capabilities will be combined with EskoArtwork’s WebCenter, offering a managed packaging workflow that covers all aspects of the packaging process from asset management to online proofing and distribution. The ADAM Platform will also offer support for EskoArtwork proprietary filetypes (ArtPro, 3D, ArtiosCAD, etc.) and will connect seamlessly with EskoArtwork’s Automation Engine.
Pieter Casneuf, CEO at ADAM Software, says: “The unique combination of ADAM and EskoArtwork technologies and know-how, brought together in a one-view process, will bring unprecedented control and efficiency to the production of packaging materials. Customers can look forward to dramatically reduced times to market, superb quality materials and, of course, significant ROI.”
Bernard Zwaenepoel, SVP Software Business at EskoArtwork, says: “We’re very excited about this new partnership with ADAM. The combination of our technologies and experience will mean we can look forward to strengthening our business propositions to our customers immediately and into the future. By working side-by-side, we will offer technology solutions for the packaging industry that simply weren’t possible until we came together. It really is synergistic and will be great for our customers.”
The partnership is effective immediately, with first solutions coming to market this summer.
ADAM (adamsoftware.net) is a global provider of media workflow and marketing supply chain software. We offer enterprises the ability to manage, structure and deliver media between people, processes and systems. Working with our partners enables us to implement our software globally while providing workflow solutions to all types of enterprises. What drives us is a passion to organize media intelligently, making it easier and more accessible to everyone.
EskoArtwork (esko.com) is a global supplier and integrator of innovative solutions for packaging, commercial printing, sign and display finishing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business.
EskoArtwork is the worldwide market leader with pre-production and collaboration software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers. The CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers, Kongsberg short-run converting and signage finishing systems complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries.
The company also provides a range of workflow solutions for the commercial printing and publishing market, as well as the Enfocus suite of PDF tools for graphic designers and print production professionals.
EskoArtwork employs around 950 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan, and is completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 40 countries.
EskoArtwork is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in 5 European countries, the United States and in India. The consolidated full year financials ended for 2009 with revenue of EUR 145 million and an EBITDA of EUR 23 million.