DCOS to Purchase Ownership, Intellectual Property Rights, Inventory of MEGTEC's AR60, AR70 Splicers
KINNA, SWEDEN—August 28, 2014—DCOS Sweden and MEGTEC have recently come to an agreement whereby DCOS will purchase the exclusive ownership, intellectual property rights and inventory of the AR60 and AR70 splicer. The sale follows the decision by MEGTEC to discontinue the turret splicer production in Sweden earlier this year. MEGTEC will continue to provide parts and service support on their installed base of equipment.
With around 1,000 AR60 and AR70 splicers sold over the years and roughly 900 hundred still in operation, is it one of the most widely used splicers, with its reliable design features offering production efficiency.
"This step was important for our group’s overall portfolio and future offerings, it underlines our commitment to the graphic industry," remarked Mattias Andersson, CEO of DCOS. "The AR60/70 platform is extremely well engineered and reliable and I we feel it will fit well with our other offers for this industry."
Gerald Norz, vice president of global operations for engineered products at B&W MEGTEC, also commented: "B&W MEGTEC is pleased to work with Mattias Andersson and his team at DCOS. With DCOS now able to provide additional weblines to customers, it offers a distinct advantage to printers who are already running the tried and true AR60 and AR70 splicer. We will continue to support our customers with after-sale parts and services."
DCOS offers customized automations solutions which are user-friendly, efficient and reliable—all with the aim of maximizing our customers’ productivity. DCOS is dedicated to innovation in drive and control systems, operator interfaces and production monitoring, as well as camera-based inspection systems on both new press installations and on retrofit projects. Its customers include printers all over the world, and DCOS has a strong service organization and a network of carefully-selected agents and partners.
About B&W MEGTEC
Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC (B&W MEGTEC) provides engineered products, innovative technologies and after-sale parts and services for multiple industries. Products include ovens and dryers, specialized coating lines and material handling systems for energy storage, membranes, digital printing and other advanced manufacturing processes that promote sustainability. B&W MEGTEC offers standalone components, integrated line solutions and process optimization services. B&W MEGTEC also supplies environmental equipment solutions that incinerate, filter, recover and/or purify vapor-phase and liquid effluents from a variety of manufacturing processes.