Bangalore, November 10, 2009 - EskoArtwork has further strengthened its systems integration development and E-support operation by opening new premises in Bangalore, India. The 6,000sq ft office will enable EskoArtworkâ€˜s team of programmers, software developers and application engineers to extend the systems integration capabilities and E-support services to customers around the world.
EskoArtwork has been active in India since 1996, and for the first ten years focused on developing commercial opportunities in the domestic market. In 2007, the company established the Global Resources Centre (GRC), which concentrates primarily on providing support for sophisticated systems integration projects that are mainly originated in Europe and North America. With India taking an ever-more important role in the global economy, establishing a larger operation in the territory is a logical step in EskoArtworkâ€˜s growth strategy.
Ã¢â‚¬The enlarged Bangalore operation represents a next phase in EskoArtworkâ€˜s growth strategy. India is one of the worldâ€˜s fastest-growing business territories, so itâ€˜s vital we have a strong presence in the region not just from a sales perspective, but also from a development and global support standpoint," comments Carsten Knudsen, CEO of EskoArtwork. "The new premises underline our commitment to investing in the Global Resources Centre. Weâ€˜re dedicated to attracting the regionâ€˜s talented IT professionals and providing customers worldwide with exemplary technical support.Ã¢â‚¬
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our Bangalore operation gives us a number of significant benefits,Ã¢â‚¬ explains Dinesh Chandra, Managing Director of EskoArtwork's India Subsidiary. Ã¢â‚¬Å“India is a significant market, and by expanding our office weâ€˜re perfectly placed to develop new commercial opportunities in the region. India is furthermore a sophisticated IT hub, and with anticipated continued growth of EskoArtwork we will now be in the position to recruit additional IT professionals."
EskoArtworkâ€˜s Indian operation has 40 staff, who are divided in two areas: software developers and printing and packaging application engineers. The teamsâ€˜ activities are concentrated on:
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Systems integration: highly skilled developers integrate EskoArtwork software applications with Enterprise solutions like ERP/MIS/PLM systems. As the availability of internet-based solutions continues to grow, so does the demand for effective systems integration to help businesses boost efficiency and increase productivity.
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Global e support: a dedicated team of application engineers provide internet-based support via a number of communications channels, such as instant chat, knowledge base and 24/7 call handling.
EskoArtwork is a global supplier and integrator of innovative solutions for packaging, commercial printing, sign and display finishing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business.
EskoArtwork is the worldwide market leader with pre-production and collaboration software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers. The CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers, Kongsberg short-run converting and signage finishing systems complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries.
The company also provides a range of workflow solutions for the commercial printing and publishing market, as well as the Enfocus suite of PDF tools for graphic designers and print production professionals.
EskoArtwork employs around 900 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan, and is completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 40 countries.
EskoArtwork is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in 5 European countries, the United States and in India. The consolidated full year revenue for 2007 amounted to EUR 170 million, with an EBITDA of EUR 30 million.
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