Hapa Acquires Gottscho Printing Systems
Hapa has acquired Gottscho Printing Systems in an effort to create a single source for inline, in-house printing solutions for the pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, food, and FMCG industries. Hapa provides late-stage printing customization technologies, while Gottscho provides flexographic technologies. Both are known for providing on-demand printing technologies.
Together, Hapa and Gottscho will focus on helping clients accelerate growth, mitigate risks, and lower costs, the companies reported in a press release. They will provide packaging machinery manufacturers and integrators with integrated high-tech systems intended to add value while improving customer supply chains and logistics.
Gottscho will continue to operate under the name Gottscho. Gottscho comes to Hapa with a recently upgraded and simplified product line that delivers improved customer efficiencies at minimal capital costs, the press release states. The focus on cost-competitive products complements the Hapa portfolio.
Since introducing its first overprinting machine more than five decades ago, Hapa has delivered a range of technology – UV Flexo, UV Digital, UV DOD InkJet, Laser Engraver, and Hybrid Technologies. Hapa is headquartered near Zurich in Switzerland, where a team of over 150 specialists are engaged in R&D, Design and Production, sales, project management, and aftermarket. Hapa provide professional, local support to an installed base of over 8,000 machines in 50 countries from branches located in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, UK and India. In addition, a worldwide network of sales and service centers provides professional, local support.
Hapa is a member of Coesia, a group of innovation-based industrial solutions companies operating globally and headquartered in Bologna, Italy. Visit www.hapa.ch for details.
Dominant in the United States, Gottscho offers a complete line of printers and coders. Flexographic UV and solvent technologies, ink coders and digital hot stamp units, and thermal and DOD configurations serve a diverse base. Gottscho has over 7,000 installations worldwide in the pharmaceutical, medical, nutraceutical, food, beverage, consumer goods and specialty packaging industries. For details visit www.gottscho.com.