Esko, the global developer of integrated hardware and software for the print, has acquired Tilia Labs to better serve its customers in the packaging, label, and wide format markets.

Tilia Labs’ range of intelligent algorithms for sheet layout, estimation, and planning complements Esko’s existing software suite and the two companies will work together to develop next generation integrated projects.

Mattias Byström, vice president and group executive of product identification, said, ‘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. This acquisition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing integrated software and hardware solutions that accelerate the go-to-market process for consumer-packaged goods.’

Sagen de Jonge, CEO and co-founder of Tilia Labs, added, ‘We have long shared a common goal with Esko of empowering businesses to improve ways of working, eradicate waste and optimise operational processes to meet the challenges they face today and tomorrow.’