Klopotek and Global Turnkey Systems Join Forces
Klopotek AG, the global market leader in standard publishing software, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Klopotek North America, has acquired Global Turnkey Systems, Inc. (GTS), a leading US based supplier of publishing solutions and GTS will operate as a division of Klopotek North America.
The Klopotek group provides standard publishing software and solutions specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of the worldwide publishing industry. With this merger Klopotek has reinforced its position as the premier software supplier, able to support the publishing value chain internationally. As a result of the merger, Klopotek will have more staff, more customers and more locations than any other supplier. It will also be the only company able to effectively support publishers in North America, the United Kingdom, and the rest of continental Europe.
Commenting on the acquisition, Uli Klopotek, Chief Executive of Klopotek AG, said: “Bringing Global’s substantial systems experience and US publishing market knowledge together with Klopotek’s leadership in standard software, will offer substantial advantages to our respective customers. In addition to their excellent reputation in the publishing marketplace, we both share the same commitments to our customers and employees, which is a prerequisite for a successful merger in the long term.”
For most of the 1990’s Klopotek focused on establishing a strong base for their standard software in Germany. Starting in the late 90’s, there was rapid development within the international publishing marketplaces and it became obvious that all major publishers would need to invest in software which could be operated internationally, based on a single integrated database and supporting standardized business processes.
“In order to fulfill this demand, we needed to become a more globally oriented organization with offices in major European publishing centers and ultimately to have operations in North America to support an existing base of publishers in the US”, Uli Klopotek added.