Kluge Inks Deal with Fabcon to Acquire Olec Brand Roller Coater Product Lines
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis.—September 10, 2015—Brandtjen & Kluge (Kluge) a fourth generation privately-owned manufacturer of print finishing equipment in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Olec brand roller coater product lines from Fabcon.
Based in Santa Ana, California, Fabcon's roller coater business produces both wide-format and digital print roller coaters. The Olec brand of roller coaters includes designs from acquisitions of both Dorn SPA and Frank Matheus & Associates. The acquisition further broadens Kluge's product offering to include cutting, coating, decorating and converting equipment solutions, which is in line with its on-going growth strategy.
"We are delighted to welcome the Olec roller coater business into the Kluge family. This acquisition supports our vision to become a leading global provider of print finishing solutions for the printing and package converting industry," said Michael Aumann, CEO of Kluge. "Additionally, Kluge is well positioned to offer our full product line of diecutting, laser cutting, foil stamping, embossing and folder/gluer equipment to the expanding digital print market."
About Brandtjen & Kluge
Adding value since 1919, Brandtjen and Kluge is a fourth generation family owned manufacturer of specialty print finishing and converting equipment. For over 90 years the brand name "Kluge" has represented innovation, productivity and rugged durability to companies worldwide. Headquartered in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, Brandtjen and Kluge has a fully integrated manufacturing facility and markets equipment through a direct sales force in the United States and Canada and has a well-established network of industry-qualified distributors to provide global coverage.
Since 1977, Fabcon has been fabricating and manufacturing innovative products for a wide variety of customers and markets. With distribution in over 50 countries, Fabcon is housed in a 120,000-square-foot facility near California's Orange County Airport in Santa Ana. Fabcon's premises are located in a duty free trade, empowerment and enterprise zones. This along with innovative people and production, allows Fabcon to be competitive in the worldwide marketplace. Its precision division fabricates and builds customer designed products. Its creative division designs and builds custom and standard kiosks and displays. Its systems division builds products to image printed circuit boards and coat printing.
Source: Brandtjen & Kluge.