EFI Acquires Alphagraph, a Europe-based Print MIS Software Provider
FOSTER CITY, CA—Dec. 6, 2011—Electronics for Imaging (EFI), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has acquired privately-held Alphagraph Team GmbH. Alphagraph, with headquarters in Essen, Germany, is a provider of MIS/ERP software products for the printing industry, including Prinance, Printy and Primus. While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, the acquisition is not expected to be material to EFI’s 2011 results.
“We are very pleased to have Alphagraph join the EFI family and our expanding portfolio of business automation technologies. We welcome their over 6,000 customer strong install base in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and throughout the rest of the world to our large global client base,” said Marc Olin, general manager of EFI’s Software Applications (APPS) business unit.
“Alphagraph is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to join EFI, as they have demonstrated that they are the clear leader in business process automation software for printing companies,” said Norbert Hotze, Founder of Alphagraph. “It is a natural fit for our client base and we look forward to introducing them to EFI’s overall support structure and portfolio of solutions.”
Alphagraph will become part of EFI’s APPS portfolio. EFI intends to integrate support and operations of Alphagraph into the existing APPS organization, which will continue to sell the EFI PrintSmith, EFI Pace, EFI Monarch and EFI Radius software products to the industry while continuing to support the existing Alphagraph client base.
Alphagraph products are currently used in over 6,000 facilities in 15 countries.
EFI is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI’s award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company’s robust product portfolio includes Fiery digital color print servers; VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and business process automation software; and corporate printing solutions.