OpenGate Capital to acquire Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems
OpenGate Capital is to acquire Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg), a manufacturer of digital cutting systems, from Esko-Graphics, a global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the packaging, label, and wide format sectors.
Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, and the acquisition is subject to the completion of any required information and/or consultation with employee representative bodies pursuant to local law and regulatory approvals.
Kongsberg is a state-of-the-art, digital cutting business including high-speed cutting tables and related consumables and services. Founded in 1965, Kongsberg has a well-established heritage and expertise in providing continuously optimised clean, precision cuts at high speeds for packaging, signage, and display purposes. There would be an estimated 400 employees transferring with the business, including Kongsberg’s facilities in Ghent, Belgium, Brno, Czech Republic, and in Kongsberg, Norway.
OpenGate Capital’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Nikou says: “I am pleased to have the vote of confidence from Esko on a promising investment opportunity in the packaging sector. We look forward to welcoming all of the Kongsberg employees into our expanding, global portfolio and working alongside them to support business objectives and build on the company’s success.”