Canon Production Printing and Canon Inc. has acquired UK-based packaging converting equipment manufacturer Edale.
The move will reportedly enable Canon Production Printing to further develop its LabelStream 4000 product line, as well as provide expertise and technology for future products.
Based in Hampshire, UK, Edale engineers and manufactures printing and converting solutions for the label and packaging industry, including digital and hybrid presses, carton and label production lines, flatbed diecutters, and finishing and converting equipment. The company has a long history in the flexo label industry.
Edale, continuing to trade under the Edale brand, will remain an independently managed company, pursuing its established strategy to provide printing and finishing solutions, focused on the label, folding carton and flexible packaging segments. Grahame Barker, Edale Owner and Chairman, will retire and the business will be led by the existing Edale management team under Managing Director James Boughton, reporting into Canon Production Printing through Walter Vogelsberger, VP, Digital Packaging Printing.