GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, has announced that the company succeeded in achieving a substantial increase in sales of 30% in 2010, compared to the previous year.

The highest growth was recorded in Germany / Austria / Switzerland, the largest single region for GMG, and in Oceania. Software sales likewise rose in France and Northeast Asia, as well as in the Iberia region. The good development at the company’s three subsidiaries – GMG Americas, GMG Japan and GMG UK – was above average.

The formation of three business units within the company – Proofing, Press Room, and Digital – likewise made progress in 2010. The focus in the ‘Proofing’ sector was on the company’s packaging solutions. The strategic partnerships with printer manufacturers Mimaki and Roland were further expanded in this context. Attention in the ‘Press Room’ sector continued to concentrate on solutions for standardizing printing processes. The partnership with HP took concrete shape in the ‘Digital’ sector. For the first time, GMG now offers a customer-specific software bundle, tailored specifically to the requirements of HP Scitex users. The GMG ColorServer Suite for HP Scitex printers includes GMG ColorServer, GMG SmartProfiler, preconfigured hotfolders, and color profiles for instant use.

“We’re highly satisfied with the sales trend in 2010, and have an optimistic view of the future as we look ahead in 2011,” says Paul Willems, managing director of GMG. “Our targeted approach regarding growth and development has made GMG the leading color management developer, supplier and partner in the graphic arts industry. Thanks to the constant expansion of our software portfolio, and our partnerships with leading suppliers in the industry, we can offer consistent, high-quality color management and color control for a wide range of users.”

He adds: “Although the economic situation remains difficult, there are still plenty of opportunities – as impressively demonstrated by our extremely successful presence at IPEX 2010. GMG will continue to invest in partnerships in the future, expanding its global presence and offering top-class color management tools for specific printing tasks. We’re certain that the forthcoming drupa 2012 will be another important milestone for GMG on the way to consolidating its leading role in the highly complex and quality-oriented field of color management.”