Manufacturer Dover Engineering Systems (DES), a business segment of Dover corporation, is to buy JK Group, a manufacturer and distributor of inks and consumables for the digital textile printing market. JK Group, which serves its customers under the three brands – Kiian Digital, J-Teck 3 and Sawgrass Industrial – will operate as a standalone company within the DES Printing & Identification platform.

Commenting on the acquisition, Alberto De Matthaeis, managing director of JK Group, says, “JK Group continues to maintain a well-earned reputation for customer service and technological advancement in the digital textile market, and we believe our acquisition by Dover will only strengthen our position and capabilities on a global scale. JK Group and Dover share a common goal to accelerate the growth in the textile digital printing market and bring world class digital printing ink solutions to our customers.”