Esko has hit a major meilestone, with 300 million packaging jobs produced with its workflow software over the past 12 months.

The news comes ahead of Labelexpo Americas 2018, where the company will launch a new connection to the HP Indigo digital front end, and a new browser-friendly user interface for its Automation Engine software. “Our vision is ‘packaging connected’, and our reputation has been vital when teaming with a wide range of industry partners,” said Scott Thompson, marketing and channel manager for Oceania at Esko.

Esko software is used by more than 3000 companies around the world, including in Australia. “With our turnkey solutions connecting prepress, press, converters and brands in real time with full traceability, I am not surprised at these figures,” said Thompson.

At Labelexpo, Esko will also demonstrate connections with X-Rite and Pantone colour technology, as well as AVT camera inspection. According to Udo Panenka, president of Esko, this connectivity is key to the Esko strategy. “We are committed to continue investing to deliver even more and stronger connections within our own hardware and software portfolio, with an ever-wider range of industry partners, and ultimately, with all the stakeholders in the packaging ecosystem,” he said.

Food & Drink Business

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Yellow Tail winemaker Casella Family Brands has denied rumours it is selling its business, telling Food & Drink Business it, “will continue to invest in the growth of its portfolio of brands”.

The seventh round of the Coles Nurture Fund opened this week. Farmers and food producers can apply for financial assistance to develop new products, processes and technologies.