Canadian Packaging

EFI acquires software provider Technique

Move strengthens digital printer's leadership in global print management information systems.


FOSTER CITY, California—EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has announced the acquisition of Technique, a provider of MIS/ERP (management information systems and enterprise resource planning) software products for the printing and packaging industries.

“We are excited to have Technique join the EFI family and our expanding portfolio of business automation technologies,” says Marc Olin, general manager of EFI’s Productivity Software business unit. “Many customers have benefited from the key technology advantages of the Technique solution, and we intend to continue to develop and support the product for many years into the future. We will also provide Technique customers an integrated workflow with our industry leading Fiery digital front ends and Inkjet portfolio including VUTEk, Jetrion and wide format devices.”

Adds Technique chief executive officer Paul Cooper: “Technique is thrilled about the opportunity to join EFI, which is becoming the clear leader and even larger provider in productivity software for printing companies worldwide.

“The world of print is changing quickly and being part of the EFI family gives our customers instant access to wider solutions from their portfolio, together with the opportunity for more local support.”

EFI provides a comprehensive set of MIS/ERP solutions and will look to integrate portions of Technique’s leading capabilities with EFI’s Monarch, Pace and Radius Solutions, allowing customers to achieve superior performance and profitability.

Technique consists of privately held Technique Business Systems Limited, a UK company located in Leeds, UK, and Technique, Inc., in Schaumburg, IL, and it’s Australasia Technique Inc. in Sydney, Australia.

The Technique management team and employees will join EFI as part of the Productivity Software Business Unit, ensuring the continuity of products and services delivery for Technique customers, and bringing significant domain expertise to EFI.

EFI will also be highlighting Technique and its full portfolio at its annual user conference, EFI Connect, which takes place January 15-18, 2013 at Wynn Las Vegas. More information about the conference can be found at www.efi.com/connect.

“Connect offers our entire customer base an opportunity to meet the extended EFI team, join the user community and explore possibilities with EFI,” mentions Olin. “There is a hands-on solution center, a variety of class room sessions and some great general sessions. We’ll also discuss the long-term plans regarding EFI Technique suite.”

For more more information about Technique, visit www.technique-mis.com.

About EFI

EFI is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company’s powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency. For more information, visit www.efi.com.