Software services for the packaging industry
Axcel invested in Esko-Graphics, a world leader in packaging software services and solutions for the packaging industry, in 2005. The business comprises development, assembly, distribution and software support, as well as equipment for the production and printing of packaging and exhibition materials, including press plate exposure units. Customers are typically printing shops, retailers, packaging designers and packaging printers/producers.
In 2007, Esko acquired the Belgian competitor Artwork Systems, which develops software solutions for the packaging industry, namely complete, integrated software solutions for the preparation of professional colour printing or pre-press.
The new, merged company gained the name EskoArtwork and is the market leader in software for the packaging industry worldwide. Axcel sold EskoArtwork to Danaher Corporation in 2011.