Engage Technologies Acquires EZ-Tek
April 4, 2007, Spring Lake Park, MN – Engage Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc. and Research, Inc., today announced the acquisition of EZ-Tek Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of automated case sealing equipment. The transaction was effective March 30, 2007.
The acquisition includes EZ-Tek’s popular BB series bottom belt case taping system as well as their full line of custom case taping and heat sealing systems. EZ-Tek will continue to operate out of Deer Park, NY as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engage Technologies. “I am excited to join the Engage team,” says owner Bobby Kops. “Engage’s culture and way of doing business is a fit with our customer focus.”
The EZ-Tek acquisition broadens Engage Technologies’ already strong product offerings to become a total solution provider for secondary packaging applications. “EZ-Tek’s products support our ‘customer intimate’ vision,” says Bill Hoagland, president and CEO of Engage Technologies. “Ink jet printing systems are typically integrated with case tapers, allowing users to print bar codes, logos and other product information on the box in a single pass as it is being sealed. We now offer a complete collection of packaging and marking products; a taper, printer, tape and ink.”
About EZ-Tek Corporation
EZ-Tek designs, manufactures, and sells automated case sealing systems used in a variety of packaging applications. Founded in 1995, the company is known for designing and manufacturing durable and reliable case taping systems, including the company’s flagship product, the BB series bottom belt case taper. EZ-Tek is headquartered in Deer Park, NY.
About Engage Technologies Corporation
Engage Technologies Corporation is the parent company of Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., Squid Ink Asia, Inc. and Research, Inc. Squid Ink specializes in the manufacture of industrial ink jet printing equipment and high quality inks for a variety of industrial coding and marking applications. The Company’s printing systems are used to print bar codes, batch codes, lot numbers, logos and other product information on a wide variety of porous or non-porous surfaces for identification, tracking and security purposes.
Squid Ink is headquartered in Spring Lake Park, MN. Squid Ink Asia distributes Squid Ink products into Asia and mainland China through its service, production, and training facility in Shanghai, China.
Research, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells infrared drying and UV curing systems used to dry ink and coatings in the graphics industry. Research IR and UV systems are used on offset and flexographic web presses, in direct mail addressing applications as well as in a variety of thermal processing applications. Founded in 1952, the company was initially established to develop infrared-based heating systems for the aerospace industry. Research, Inc. is headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN.