Machine vision company, Isra Vision, has acquired Karlsruhe-based Vision Experts to expand its print inspection portfolio for the packaging market.
Vision Experts specialises in optical inspection solutions for the production and finishing process of high-quality print products. The company provides inline inspection of metal and pharmaceutical packaging printing. For the current financial year, Vision Experts anticipates growth of 20 per cent in revenues to more than €3 million.
Isra’s combination of solutions for print inspection includes the PrintStar, ViewStar and ColorStar sensors for 100 per cent inspection and spectral colour measurement. PrintStar enables inline quality assurance and process monitoring of printed products of all web widths. ViewStar is used for web viewing at high web speeds, while ColorStar provides inline colour measurement.
According to company sources, strategic acquisitions play an important role in the development of ISRA – organic as well as external growth have both contributed substantially to its success in the past. With the integration of the profitable Vision Experts GmbH, ISRA expands its print portfolio for the dynamic packaging market. Vision Experts specializes in optical inspection solutions for the entire production and finishing process of high-quality print products, and its client base includes some of the big names of the German and international printing industry. The inline inspection applications of the Vision Experts GmbH are particularly focused on the inspection of metal printing and packaging printing for the pharmaceutical industry. The addition of Vision Experts’ products gives a comprehensive portfolio for quality monitoring of many different print applications. The technologies and process approaches complement one another, so that customers benefit from comprehensive print inspection applications from one source. Isra plans to finalise the integration within the next two quarters. The team from Vision Experts will join the Isra subsidiary in Karlsruhe, Germany.