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ECRM To Acquire Esko Production Polyester CTP Product Line

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

TEWKSBURY, MASSACHUSETTS -- May 1, 2006 -- ECRM Inc. today announced the closing of its agreement to acquire the polyester CTP product line of Esko Production A/S. Under the terms of the agreement, ECRM has acquired the assets, including intangible assets and intellectual property of its polyester plate equipment business. This includes the manufacture and sale of DPX 4, DPX System, DPX Lite, WorkMates, and all associated software products, consumables, spare parts, and related products. The agreement was announced today by Rick Black, President and CEO of ECRM, Inc. For more information, visit www.ecrm.com ECRM Quote... "Over the last four years ECRM has designed, developed, and introduced a complete line of violet CTP machines for both commercial printers and newspapers world-wide, and we recently announced that we have now shipped our 1,000th CTP unit," stated Black. "This acquisition of the Esko Production CTP product line allows us to better serve our customers with an even wider portfolio of products covering additional segments of the printing and publishing markets. We are impressed with the sales and service organization in place and we plan to continue working with the current Esko Production channel partners under the ECRM brand. Our vision for ECRM is to be the value leader in the industry by delivering high-quality, reliable equipment that not only meets our customers' production requirements, but ensures an attractive return on investment. We believe this acquisition is another step forward in establishing our leadership role in the industry." Esko Production Quote... Esko Production is confident that this agreement secures a strong home for the future of the polyester technology, which has been developed during the last 10 years. "The fit between the ECRM CTP business and the Polyester CTP business from Esko Production is excellent", explained Torben Rysgaard, who will continue to be responsible for the polyester business, "and we look forward to serving our current customer base of many thousands of users even better".




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