Finishing Equipment Manufacturer EMT Acquires ROTOCONTROL
HOBART, Wis. — June 15, 2017 — EMT International Inc., located here, has acquired ROTOCONTROL GmbH of Linau, Germany. EMT International is a leading manufacturer of finishing equipment and web transports for the commercial digital printing market. ROTOCONTROL is a manufacturer of label finishing equipment with a leading position in the European market.
Paul Rauscher CEO of EMT International stated “this is a synergistic acquisition that combines the strength of both companies. EMT International has strong operational capabilities and market strength in North America. ROTOCONTROL has strong product development in the label industry and market strength in Europe. Combining the strengths of both companies will allow us to expand in our respective markets as well as expansion into Asia.”
The manufacturing of the ROTOCONTROL product line will be moved to EMT International’s facility in Hobart over the next 6-9 months. ROTOCONTROL will maintain its sales, service, engineering and product development along with specialty equipment manufacturing at its facility in Linau Germany. EMT is expecting sales, manufacturing and customer service positions will become available as work is transferred to its Hobart facility.
Marco Aengenvoort, managing director of ROTOCONTROL commented:" EMT International brings years of expertise in manufacturing advanced finishing equipment and accessories that incorporate lean manufacturing processes. With EMT International, ROTOCONTROL can increase capacity, reduce lead times, and broaden our reach in the North American market."
ROTOCONTROL is an 8-year-old company that has specialized in product development for the label market offering equipment for both conventional and digital label printing. ROTOCONTROL has experienced rapid growth in the European market and has positioned itself as an innovation leader. ROTOCONTROL has installations in many of the world’s largest label printers as their customer base.
EMT International has been in business since the 1930’s and has transformed itself from a tooling manufacturer to an equipment development and manufacturing company with an emphasis in the digital web printing market offering the latest in print finishing technology. EMT International moved to a new facility in Hobart in 2010 as a part of its transition and expansion in the digital print market. EMT has become a leading supplier of finishing equipment to the commercial digital printing market in North America and is a solutions provider to the largest digital printers and digital press manufacturers in the high speed digital inkjet print market.
Scott Kettler, President of EMT International stated “we are excited to combine two well-known and respected industry leaders; we will leverage the strengths of each to improve our market reach. This strategic move expands our geographic and market footprint and diversifies our product portfolio which allows for long term company growth.
“North America is the leading label and packaging printing market in world. The integration of ROTOCONTROL will have a positive impact on EMT International by expanding our portfolio and providing the North American market with direct service and sales support for Rotocontrol product” stated Jim Driscoll Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at EMT International.
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