IST METZ Further Expands LED UV Business, Announces Appointments
NÜRTINGEN, Germany—November 30, 2015—IST METZ is growing its business with LED UV systems. In May, the company acquired the majority interest in Integration Technology. The reorganization of the management board followed recently.
The UV market is changing
Besides the classic UV medium pressure lamps, the curing of inks and varnishes by means of UV LEDs has been established. This has opened up new business areas, e.g., in the industrial joining technology. Offering both types of UV systems, IST METZ has further expanded its LED business this year. Apart from the successful market launch of its own high-performance LED products, the acquisition of the majority interest in the British UV systems manufacturer Integration Technology in May, brought an additional gain of expertise in this field.
Because of the greater focus on technological development, the management board of IST METZ has also been reorganized recently. Christian-Marius Metz, grandson of deceased company Founder Gerhard Metz and previous head of the central area operations and services, was appointed CEO. Holger Kühn was made managing director, sales. He has been part of the company for 17 years in various functions in sales, most recently as head of the central area, sales. Robert Sänger will complete the management board from the beginning of next year as managing director, technology. Having been head of development at the subsidiary eta plus electronic, he will now join the parent company. Dirk Jägers, previous managing director of IST METZ, left the company.
“We are looking forward to running the company in the spirit of my grandfather,” commented Christian-Marius Metz. “We are leading in the industry in terms of know-how in UV technology, and we will know how to make the most of it.”
About IST METZ
IST METZ develops, manufactures and sells UV systems for the environmentally-friendly curing of inks, varnishes, silicones and adhesives. The systems are used for graphic applications, as well as for many other industrial applications. With more than 35 years of know-how in UV technology, IST METZ is a competent partner. With its worldwide sales and services network, the company guarantees fast and reliable local support.
Source: IST METZ.