Esko has acquired BLUE Software LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, Illinois. The acquisition joins two complementary teams to unlock product packaging development, management and execution efficiencies for brand owners in the consumer packaged goods, life sciences and retail industries and for a variety of suppliers in the packaging value chain.
“The acquisition of BLUE enhances Esko’s unique set of tools to enable brand owners and their partners to improve all three,” explained Udo Panenka, president of Esko. “...With this acquisition, we enhance Esko’s position as a tech innovator in the packaging industry.”
Combining BLUE’s label and artwork management software with the Esko Platform for Brands deepens Esko’s investment in the industries where product packaging is critically important.
As part of Esko, BLUE joins the Danaher Product Identification platform of companies, which also includes Pantone, MediaBeacon, X-Rite, AVT, Videojet, FOBA, Linx and Laetus.