Esko (Gent, Belgium) has acquired Tilia Labs (Ottawa, ON), a software developer for the wide-format print and packaging industries. In a release, Esko says Tilia’s algorithms for sheet layout, estimation, and planning will complement its existing software suite. Mattias Byström, VP and Group Executive of Product Identification for Danaher Corporation, Esko’s parent company, said the deal allows Esko to help digital printers work more effectively.
Mattias continues, “Converters are coming under increasing pressure to deliver more volume with shorter print runs to bring versatility to the market, while the adoption of digital printing continues to grow. He adds in a company release that the acquisition demonstrates Esko’s ongoing commitment to providing integrated software and hardware solutions that accelerate the go-to-market process.