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Arden Software has completed the acquisition of Cimex Corporation.

image Arden Software, a global provider of CAD CAM software for packaging design, specializing in development of collaboration, automation, workflow, and manufacturing software, has completed its acquisition of Cimex Corporation. The joining of these two companies will bring together the best minds in the industry to usher in a new era of software tools for the development of package design, die design and manufacturing.

Jim Silianoff, President of Arden Software North America, said: “The breadth of knowledge and experience within Cimex, combined with the development power of Arden, will ensure we’re uniquely positioned to deliver highly automated, efficient and innovative solutions to our existing and new customers, so we’re delighted to bring their skills and expertise into the Arden Group.

“Our industry remains a highly collaborative and increasingly technical environment. Whether it’s new technologies for die-making and manufacturing, workflow automation, ecommerce, packaging design or collaboration, this acquisition will solidify our position as a technology innovator in the packaging industry, building on the strong relationships that both companies have with their customers.”

Andrew Carey, President of Cimex Corporation, said: "I am sure that many of you are familiar with Arden and I know that many are mutual customers of both Arden Software and Cimex.  We both share many of the same traits as a company.  We have both as a company and as individuals worked with and for our customers for many years developing our expertise in our fields.  While competing we have both had our individual strengths, but the joining of the two companies is very complementary." 

Founded in 1988, Arden Software is a privately-owned company and an international leader in the development of structural design, die-making and workflow management systems. The Arden Group of companies, which also includes Arden Dies and Arden Engraving, has offices around the world including its UK headquarters in Greater Manchester, along with offices across the USA, Germany, Denmark and India. 

Martin Poynter, Managing Director at the Arden Group, said: “We are delighted to complete this acquisition which will enable us to expand our operations and further accelerate our growth strategy. Arden Software and Cimex share a common background of strong technology development and esteemed customer relationships in the packaging and printing industries, so we’re confident this acquisition will deliver real benefits to our customers and strengthen our position within the market.”

A few key points of this aquisition and what it means for our customers:  
·        It is business-as-usual for both Arden Software and Cimex.  No one knows better than us that our business is not just based on technology, but on the relationships that we have with our customers.
·        We will continue to develop and support the CimPACK family of products.
·        We will be using the industry and technological know-how of the Arden team to enhance and then develop the next generation of Impact CAD/CAM tools for the packaging industries.
·        Together we will grow our profile in the industries that we serve by developing highly innovative software with shorter development cycles.

Arden Software and Cimex have been contemplating a future together for the past year.  While COVID-19 did result in a delay, the reason for the acquisition remains the same. Arden Software combined with Cimex is now one of the largest providers of structural design and workflow automation software for the print and packaging industries in the world and together we look forward to the possibilities and what this year and beyond has in store for us. 

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Cimex via Andrew Carey at or at 413-323-1090. Any questions for Arden can be sent to Jim Silianoff at or directly at 435-655-1149.


Due to the COVID-19 Virus Cimex personnel will be working from Home.

Govenor Baker has mandated that all non-essential personnel not report to work as of noon on March 24, 2020. As such we will not be in the office until at least May 4, 2020. This could end up being longer than that, but for now that is the mandate. If you need to get in touch with us for support issues please send email to . For all other contact concerns please send an email to We still have the ability to ship items, so if you need supplies like pens, blades or cutting mats we can still supply them to you. Thank you for your co-operation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.