Videojet Acquires Wolke Inks & Printers
Videojet® Acquires Wolke Inks & Printers to Complement Comprehensive Variable Data Printing Solutions
For Immediate Release
WOOD DALE, Ill. (USA) — September 29, 2009 — Videojet Technologies Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of variable data printing and coding products and accessories, has agreed to acquire Wolke Inks & Printers GmbH (Hersbruck, Germany), a leading global supplier of thermal inkjet (TIJ) coding systems. Products from Wolke enable companies to print variable, high-resolution marks, such as 2D bar codes, onto packaging. The combined expertise of Videojet and Wolke will create a single source for coding and marking technologies for pharmaceutical companies, packaging machinery manufacturers and other industrial companies.
“Videojet and Wolke share a commitment to coding solutions that deliver uptime and peace of mind to customers,” says Matt Trerotola, president of Videojet. “Wolke’s application expertise in thermal inkjet coding broadens the Videojet portfolio of marking and coding solutions. In addition, Videojet’s extensive global distribution and service network expands and complements Wolke’s current market reach.”
Videojet is a long-standing leader in providing inkjet, laser, thermal transfer overprinting, and other coding and marking technologies and control systems for food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical producers. Wolke is an industry leader in integrating TIJ technology into high-resolution industrial printers that provide maximum uptime. Wolke will continue to operate as a separate business unit and will remain based in Hersbruck.
For more information about Videojet’s variable data printing solutions, please call 800-843-3610 or visit www.videojet.com. For information on Wolke industrial product-coding systems, visit www.wolke.com.
Wolke Inks & Printers GmbH is a leading supplier of coding systems using HP technology, specializing in industrial primary package coding systems. For more information, please visit www.wolke.com.
Videojet Technologies Inc. is a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids, and accessories for the product identification industry. As experts in continuous inkjet (CIJ), drop-on-demand (DOD), thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), array, and laser technologies, Videojet has over 275,000 units installed worldwide. Sales, service, training, administrative and application support is provided by direct operations worldwide, including Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, with more than 250 direct sales and service personnel in the United States alone. Videojet’s distribution network includes over 175 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.
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