An increasing number of jobs processed by a growing number of customers need flexible and faster than ever end-to-end workflows
Ghent (Belgium), September 19, 2018 – Esko reports that in the past 12 months, over 300 million packaging jobs were processed through Esko workflows; a staggering number that shows significant increase over the previous 12 months.
This major milestone comes as Esko gears up for Labelexpo Americas, where it will demonstrate how the industry’s most trusted comprehensive and flexible packaging workflow is connecting with more key industry partners and their solutions. New features being announced include a new direct connection to HP Indigo’s Digital Front-End and a new, more user-friendly, browser interface for its bespoke Automation Engine.
“When we listen to our customers, they indicate the need to speed up time-to-market without any sacrifice in quality, while keeping costs in check”, says Udo Panenka, Esko’s President, “This explains the growing trend to adopting workflow automation: our more than 3,000 workflow customers around the globe confirm how their businesses are transforming thanks to Esko’s workflow automation, collaboration and integration with MIS / ERP systems.”
With decades of experience working with our customers in automating prepress, digitizing processes and integrating with third-party systems, Esko has amassed a unique portfolio of standard solutions that provide the industry’s strongest base for a streamlined packaging ecosystem. It covers the entire packaging supply chain and supports all the critical processes associated with the efficient production of packaging.
“Esko’s Packaging Connected truly is transforming the market. Process automation, seamless collaboration and implementing an end-to-end strategy of the packaging lifecycle are critical to achieving the objectives of brands and converters alike. This is the digital transformation the market demands and one that our customers benefit from. The 300-million figure confirms it,” concludes Panenka.
At Labelexpo Americas (Booth 5202), Esko will demonstrate how Packaging Connected provides a complete labels and packaging ecosystem from concept through to the shop floor, shipping and logistics. It’s the world’s only comprehensive workflow serving the needs of brands and designers, premedia, production, and beyond to logistics and palletization.
Esko solutions are designed to support operations with mixed printing technologies from a long list of leading industry partners. New at Labelexpo is Esko’s a bi-directional connection to the HP Indigo press. Having access to and controlling the output of the press within the workflow optimizes press uptime and productivity.
At Labelexpo, Esko will showcase how it connects its broad portfolio of label technologies with those from a
Esko will demonstrate how Esko’s automation and collaboration solutions are integrated with the
X-Rite and Pantone color technology and AVT’s camera inspection solutions. This end-to-end integration is designed to address customer demand for faster time to market and ‘Right First Time’ production for smaller lot sizes while taking cost and waste reduction into account.
“Right now, bringing new packaging to market can take around 198 days(*), yet brand owner CMO’s dream of bringing this down to 60 days(*) or less.” says Udo Panenka, Esko’s President, “The clear goal of our Packaging Connected strategy is to make this dream come true. We are committed to continue investing to deliver even more and stronger connections within our own hardware and software portfolio, with an ever-wider range of industry partners, and ultimately, with all the stakeholders in the packaging ecosystem."
(*) Source: Key Point Intelligence