Loftware in Portsmouth has acquired Gap Systems, a U.K.-based SaaS-based artwork management firm. The two CEOs say the merger brings together two companies that produce barcode labels and documents for the supply chain.
“Several years ago, Loftware pioneered the enterprise labeling market by recognizing the need to focus on complex, high volume labeling for large organizations. Now we are transforming the label and artwork management space by delivering this unprecedented platform,” said Loftware President and CEO Robert O’Connor, Jr. “Our customers and the market will greatly benefit from our strategic vision, broader and deeper solutions, global scale and continued world-class services and support.”
Together the firms hope to address a full spectrum of labeling and packaging artwork requirements across a range of industries with a special focus on pharmaceutical, medical device, manufacturing, food and beverage, chemical, retail, and consumer packaged goods.
“Loftware and Gap offer truly complementary solutions that the market needs, especially as companies look to standardize on a single platform that can create, manage and print labels and packaging artwork across worldwide operations,” says Gap Systems Founder and CEO Paul Goldberg. “Now internal and external stakeholders in packaging, regulatory, quality, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and marketing can address a more extensive set of requirements."