Four Pees, international distributor and integrator of products and solutions to streamline print and packaging production, announces its intent to integrate the activities of agileStreams, French integrator of solutions for the graphics industry. As a part of this collaboration, Christian Blaise, CEO of agileStreams will join Four Pees as Director Professional Services & Support.
In this function, he will focus on further expanding and structuring the automation services of Four Pees. This acquisition is a next step in Four Pees’ strategy to expand its service offering and geographic reach in order to better serve its customers and further establish itself as the reference international independent software integrator specialized for the print industry.
Four Pees and agileStreams share the same vision to help print operations succeed by implementing hassle free automation. The current health crisis has further confirmed the need for implementing lean production techniques in the various sub segments of print industry. Printers and print related operations need a knowledgeable, responsive, sizeable and reliable partner to assist them with that.
In addition to its role as a specialized software distributor, Four Pees has increasingly been providing complete solutions to customers. From web-to-print over packaging prototyping, job onboarding, color management, online collaboration/approval, automated proofreading to media and ink optimization, Four Pees is enabling them to better streamline their production. These services are offered both directly to end customers and in collaboration with existing resellers and partners.
Over the past few years agileStreams has built itself an excellent reputation offering consultancy and implementation services to reference customers like Ubisoft, Glénat, Le Monde, L’Oréal and others. Through the integration in Four Pees, agileStreams customers will benefit from the same expertise and an expanded products and services offering and a larger team.
Tom Peire, CEO at Four Pees: “The integration of agileStreams fits perfectly in the position that Four Pees finds itself in and our ambition to further grow. Having known and worked with Christian as colleague, customer and partner in the past I know that he can take our support and professional services team to the next level. In addition, it will help us expand our presence and increase our service level in the French market. We are excited to have Christian on board”
Christian Blaise has more than 30 years of experience in the graphics industry, working for various international companies such as Nestlé, Enfocus and Gap Systems. The last 14 years he has implemented automation and process optimization at print and packaging companies. In addition, Christian has been active in the Ghent Workgroup for over 16 years where he is Co-Chair of the Packaging Sub-Committee and Marketing Officer.
Christian Blaise, CEO at agileStreams: “Tom and I share a common view in how our industry has been evolving and how digitization and automation has influenced the print production workflows in the various companies we work with, whether those are commercial, banner & sign or packaging printers but also brand owners such as consumer goods and pharmaceutical companies. We share the vision around a pragmatic and project-based approach of automation in these companies. We are therefore convinced that this collaboration can only benefit our clients. I look forward building this success together.”
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