Canon Inc and Canon Production Printing have confirmed their acquisition of Edale, the leading UK producer of converting equipment. This move will add further heft to the brand’s business in packaging and labeling while giving it more scope of development in the future. Canon is now ramping up its long-term blueprint for ensuring turnkey services to the packaging and label segments, while further expanding its LabelStream 400 line-up and offering technology/expertise for future offerings.
Edale is based in Hampshire, UK, producing converting and printing offerings for the packaging and label segment, inclusive of hybrid and digital presses, label production lines, carton and flat-bed die-cutters along with converting/finishing equipment. The company has a chequered legacy in the industry along with a reputation for its converting services in case of digital label manufacturing. Edale has also provided printing, web transport and establishment-based modules since the year 2018 for the LabelStream4000 series. Edale will retain the brand identity while being managed independently as well. It will keep building on its goal of ensuring superior finishing and printing solutions, concentrated on the label, flexible packaging and folding carton categories. The business will be driven by the current management team under the leadership of James Boughton, the managing director. He will report to the Vice President, Digital Packaging Printing, Walter Vogelsberger, at Canon Production Printing.