Canadian Packaging

Videojet Acquires Wolke Inks & Printers


October 15, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Videojet Technologies Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of variable data printing and coding products and accessories, has agreed to acquire Wolke Inks & Printers GmbH of Hersbruck, Germany, a leading global supplier of thermal ink jet coding systems.

Products from Wolke enable companies to print variable, high-resolution marks, such as 2D bar codes, onto packaging. The combined expertise of Videojet and Wolke will create a single source for coding and marking technologies for pharmaceutical companies, packaging machinery manufacturers and other industrial companies.

“Videojet and Wolke share a commitment to coding solutions that deliver uptime and peace of mind to customers,” says Matt Trerotola, president of Videojet. “Wolke’s application expertise in thermal ink jet coding broadens the Videojet portfolio of marking and coding solutions. In addition, Videojet’s extensive global distribution and service network expands and complements Wolke’s current market reach.”

Videojet is a long-standing leader in providing ink jet, laser, thermal transfer overprinting, and other coding and marking technologies and control systems for food, beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical producers. Wolke is an industry leader in integrating TIJ technology into high-resolution industrial printers that provide maximum uptime. Wolke will continue to operate as a separate business unit and will remain based in Hersbruck.

For more information about Videojet’s variable data printing solutions, please call 
1-800-843-3610 or visit www.videojet.com. For information on Wolke industrial product-coding systems, visit www.wolke.com.