GMG UK acquires Complete Workflow Solutions
CWS is a leading media production technology company supplying and supporting a range of workflow, digital asset management and IT services. A UK reseller and integrator for Dalim Software workflow and Xinet asset management solutions, CWS will continue to supply these leading technologies as part of the GMG Group.
Following over 14 years implementing and managing IT systems at McCann Erickson, Marcus Wright, Managing Director, founded CWS to provide UK retail, advertising and corporate clients with highly-efficient, fully-integrated and automated prepress production management capabilities. The experienced CWS team includes Spencer Sturgeon as Technical Director and Gary Meadows as Solutions Director.
"There is a huge amount of synergy between GMG and CWS, companies which both supply best of breed technologies," says Ian Scott, MD of GMG UK. "GMG develops sophisticated colour management solutions which ensure consistent colour at every stage of the production process from the digital asset right through to the final printed product whatever the process. Today our clients want colour control to be incorporated into every part of the workflow and CWS complements our solutions with its considerable integration expertise."
"This is a perfect match which strengthens both companies and unites a client base across the full production spectrum," says Marcus. "Our clients will benefit from an expanded set of skills and technologies seamlessly integrated to give them maximum efficiency and quality."
Paul Willems, CEO, GMG GmbH & Co.KG says: "The tremendous success of our direct sales organisation in the UK has enabled them to make this acquisition. Our customers in the UK look to GMG to provide more than just a suite of products, they want total workflow integration, consultancy, support and training. What we learn from this partnership in the UK will have positive impact on our global business as we continue to expand the scope of our services."
CWS Ltd will continue to operate from its London office with Marcus Wright as MD. For details about the company and its range of technologies and services please visit www.completeworkflow.com.
GMG GmbH & Co. KG
About GMG: GMG is a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, founded in 1984 and located in Tuebingen, Germany. With more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, the GMG brand is synonymous with a guarantee for high-quality solutions for everything to do with color. GMG's goal is to provide complete solutions for standardizing and simplifying the color management workflow in order to achieve consistent colors on all media types and with any printing technology. Today, more than 11,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe. These span a wide range of industries and application areas including advertising agencies, prepress houses, offset, flexo, packaging, digital, and large-format printers as well as international gravure printers. GMG is represented by branches and authorized dealers the world over.
About the GMG solutions: Based on the 4-D color-transformation engine, the proofing solution GMG ColorProof provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing devices to produce contract color proofs precisely matched to the printing process. GMG DotProof® enables users to generate contract quality halftone proofs, using the original bitmap data of the output RIP. GMG FlexoProof is specifically tailored to the needs of the packaging industry, simulating any kind of substrate structures and spot colors in the halftone proof. GMG ProofControl guarantees reliable and complete quality control of digital color proofs based on a defined standard. GMG ProofMedia is a range of proofing-specific substrates manufactured to strict tolerances specifically for color critical applications. GMG ColorServer, with automatic hotfolder technology and based on the Adobe® PDF Library, provides fully automatic color conversions for all printing processes - CMYK-to-CMYK, RGB-to-CMYK and RGB-to-RGB. The GMG SmartProfiler wizard allows the profiling and calibration of different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and quickly. GMG InkOptimizer automatically reduces chromatic colors, thus providing cost savings by reducing unnecessary ink usage, along with better print stability on press. GMG FlowConnect enables the complete integration of the color management solutions GMG ColorServer and GMG InkOptimizer into current workflow systems. GMG PrintControl is an easy-to-use solution for standardizing printing presses and effective process control in the pressroom.