Global software provider Arden specialises in CAD and CAM software for the packaging sector, with its Impact packaging design software being used all over the world.
Cimex develops CimPACK Software, which, like Impact, is a leading name in the print, packaging and die-making sectors.
Jim Silianoff, President of Arden Software North America, said: “Much like Arden, Cimex is a global supplier of CAD and CAM software in the packaging sector, so we’re delighted to bring their skills and expertise into the Arden Group. This partnership will bring together some of the best minds in the industry to develop a new era of software tools and innovative solutions for our customers. The breadth of knowledge and experience within Cimex, combined with the development power of Arden, will ensure we’re uniquely positioned to deliver highly automated, efficient and innovative solutions to our existing and new customers. Our industry remains a highly collaborative and increasingly technical environment. Whether it’s new technologies for die-making and manufacturing, workflow automation, ecommerce, packaging design or collaboration, this acquisition will solidify our position as a technology innovator in the packaging industry, building on the strong relationships that both companies have with their customers”.
Andrew Carey, President at Cimex Corporation, added: “Many of our customers use both Cimex and Arden Software products, and as companies, we share many of the same traits. We have both worked with and for our customers for many years developing our expertise in our fields, so the joining of our two companies is very complementary.
Founded in 1988, Arden Software is a privately-owned company and an international leader in the development of structural design, die-making and workflow management systems.
The Arden Group of companies, which also includes Arden Dies and Arden Engraving, has offices around the world including its UK headquarters in Stockport, Greater Manchester, along with sites in the USA, Germany, Denmark and India.
Martin Poynter, Managing Director at the Arden Group, said: “We are delighted to complete this acquisition which will enable us to expand our operations and further accelerate our growth strategy.
“Arden Software and Cimex share a common background of strong technology development and esteemed customer relationships in the packaging and printing industries, so we’re confident this acquisition will deliver real benefits to our customers and strengthen our position within the market.”
Cimex was established in 1987 from its headquarters in Belchertown, Massachusetts, and has customers around the world including North and South America, Europe, Japan, China and South Africa.