Color management solutions provider Datacolor acquires matchmycolor

DatacolorColor management solutions provider Datacolor AG has announced its acquisition of matchmycolor LLC, a specialized technology company focused on color formulation and communication software.

The consolidation of matchmycolor into Datacolor took effect on January 1, 2023. The costs associated with the acquisition and integration will impact the fiscal years 2022/23 and 2023/24. This strategic move reinforces Datacolor’s market position and expands its global presence in the color management industry.

With over 50 years of industry experience, Datacolor has built a strong reputation as a trusted global provider of color management solutions. Its services cater to various sectors, including textiles, apparel, paints, dyes, plastics, and the growing consumer market.

The acquisition of matchmycolor aligns with Datacolor’s commitment to continuously strengthen its product portfolio, consisting of high-precision hardware and software solutions, as well as its market-leading global service and sales organization, to help more customers achieve accurate and consistent color performance.

Albert Busch, CEO at Datacolor, expressed enthusiasm for welcoming matchmycolor’s employees into the Datacolor family. He believes the acquisition will enhance the delivery of innovative color management solutions and strengthen Datacolor’s comprehensive software offerings. Together, the companies aim to empower customers worldwide in achieving their color management goals.

The owners of matchmycolor, Michael Jakobi and Judy van de Langkruis, expressed their delight in joining a world-leading group that will enable them to serve customers in a significantly larger market than before. They look forward to uniting with Datacolor, combining their strengths to offer a broader range of solutions to help customers achieve their color management objectives.

Founded in 2009 through a management buyout from the former Ciba Specialty Chemicals, matchmycolor achieved sales of approximately CHF 3 million in fiscal 2022, employing around 20 software specialists. The matchmycolor team will continue their operations from the company’s Basel offices.


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