EFI Acquires Escada Systems
On Oct. 02, 2017 Efi, Inc. announced the acquisition of Escada Systems (Escada), a leading provider of Corrugator Control systems for the packaging market. A UK company and with operations also in the United States, Escada brings a strong reputation for innovation and vast experience in helping packaging companies to achieve greater productivity, quality and profitability.
The addition of Escada’s technology and expertise will enable EFI to expand the Productivity Suite’s value to sheet feeders and full corrugated box plants, to also include comprehensive control and traceability for the entire corrugation process.
“We are happy to add the Escada team and technology to our leading portfolio for the Packaging industry,” said Gabriel Matsliach, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Productivity Software. “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 employees, including founder and former principal Gavin Bushby, have joined EFI’s Productivity Software business unit.
“We are very happy to join the EFI family and to play a role in EFI’s strategy for the packaging industry,” said Gavin Bushby, Chairman of Escada. “EFI’s global scale and reach will enable more customers to benefit from our innovative technologies for years to come. I look forward to being an active member of this world-class organization and to help them innovate to advance both traditional and digital on-demand technologies and help our industry and customers to grow and prosper.”