SOURCE: Markem.Imaje

November 19, 2007 14:43 ET

Product Identification Leaders Markem and Imaje Are Becoming One Company

Combination to Offer the Most Comprehensive Set of Products and Services

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) today announced the combination of two of its Dover Engineered Systems companies: Markem Corporation (located in Keene, NH, USA) and Imaje S.A. (located in Bourg-lès-Valence, France). The newly combined business, now called Markem.Imaje, becomes the world's largest product identification solutions provider. The business will be uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive range of marking and coding solutions for packaging industry customers around the world.

"For many reasons, this integration makes sense not only for Markem and Imaje, but for customers as well," states Omar Kerbage, President of Dover's Product Identification Group. "Markem and Imaje had always maintained a cordial competitive relationship that grew closer in 2006 when Markem joined Dover, Imaje's corporate parent since 1995. Starting last December, the senior management teams of Markem and Imaje have been discussing opportunities for cooperation between the two companies. The conclusion was to form one business in order to increase the value provided to both our customers and shareholders."

Said Serge Kral, newly appointed President of Markem.Imaje, "Customers in the packaging industry are increasingly looking for partners who can deliver a complete, global solution at the best cost of ownership. Markem.Imaje is now better positioned than any other supplier to meet these customer needs."

The combination will create significant benefits for the customers and partners of both companies, including:

--  Product Breadth - A broad range of leading product identification
    hardware and software solutions from a single vendor;
--  Technology Leadership - Leading-edge technology combined;
--  Global Reach - Worldwide sales, service, and channel partner
    organizations supporting small, medium, and large customers.
    

As a result of this integration, the new Markem.Imaje business has defined new common goals. According to the new company's vision and mission statement, Markem.Imaje will strive to 'become our customers' most trusted business partner in the product identification market in every corner of the world.'

More information about Markem.Imaje will available in January 2008.

About Dover

Dover is a diversified industrial manufacturer with $7 billion in annualized revenue from operating companies that manufacture specialized industrial products and equipment. Visit http://www.dovercorporation.com for further information.

About Markem

Markem Corporation is a trusted world leader in product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative thermal transfer, laser, inkjet and RFID-based systems. With more than 95 years experience on the factory floor, MARKEM delivers fully integrated solutions that enable product quality and safety, regulatory and retailer compliance, better product recalls and improved manufacturing processes. Headquartered in Keene, New Hampshire, the company has additional development and manufacturing facilities in San Diego, California, Nottingham, England, Schoten, Belgium and Jaishan, China, with subsidiary companies, distributors, and representatives in over 50 countries.

About Imaje

Imaje S.A. is a leading manufacturer of coding and marking solutions. Founded in 1982 in Bourg-lès-Valence, France, Imaje designs, manufactures and distributes globally, coding and marking equipment to meet customers' product identification requirements. Additionally, Imaje engineers solutions for postal applications. Imaje's goal is to build partnerships that provide its customers with reliable solutions that offer the best value in the market today. With over 32 subsidiaries and over 60 distributors, Imaje operates in over 120 countries. Additionally Imaje's customers are supported by 3 R&D centers, 6 manufacturing plants and 10 equipment repair centers strategically located around the globe.

Contact Information

  • Contact Markem.Imaje
    Sylvain Exartier
    VP Communication
    E-mail : markem.imaje@fr.imaje.com

    Head Office
    9, rue Gaspard Monge
    BP 110
    26501 Bourg-lès-Valence Cedex
    France