The current management of Cerm, a global provider of MIS software for the printing industry, has acquired full independence through a management buyout from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg).
With this autonomous positioning of the Cerm software and brand, the company management aspires to boost the worldwide expansion of its automation technologies for labels and packaging printers.
‘Our software has proven expertise in increasing the service, quality, and efficiency levels of label and packaging printers globally,’ commented Geert Van Damme, CEO of Cerm and one of the managers involved in the management buyout. ‘We are constantly focusing on existing and new customer needs and technological evolution. To explore our full potential and fuel that growth, we needed to regain independence, and welcome additional distribution and support channels.’
The growing trend to digital label printing is challenging the optimization focus in the label and packaging segment with an increasing variety of products, small order quantities, and short lead times. Automation is a high priority for any printer looking to work more profitably now and in the future.
‘We highly value the cooperation throughout the years and will continue to collaborate with Heidelberg sales and service units. We are also looking forward to expanding our deep industry expertise, offering in the label and packaging market as an independent, innovative, and an agile niche player through additional sales and service channels,’ concluded Van Damme.
Heidelberg and Cerm will continue to develop and distribute the company’s software as Prinect Business Manager for the commercial print segment. All existing Heidelberg customer contracts and support channels will remain in place.
Cerm’s technology is regarded as one of the most powerful ecosystems in the market for any printer, regardless of its size or application focus. To this day, the company serves over 400 customers worldwide and partners up with a plethora of market representatives.