Valco Melton Integrates GMS, VanSco Products to Form Adhesive Dispensing Company
CINCINNATI—July 22, 2015—Valco Melton, a world-leading manufacturer of adhesive dispensing equipment and quality assurance systems, is pleased to announce the consolidation of GMS and VanSco Products into a new subsidiary, GMS-VanSco. The integration will leverage operating efficiencies between the two subsidiaries, streamlining production and manufacturing, and enhancing customer service and support. All of VanSco Product's operations, including its heavy machining department, will be moving from South El Monte, California, to the GMS offices in Petaluma, California.
The convergence will optimize business operations by expanding warehouse and production facilities to increase speed-to-market, and further reduce cost with an additional improvement in quality.
Customers will also have access to a broader range of adhesive dispensing solutions. The exposure of VanSco and GMS’ distribution networks to their respected product lines will help grow the existing customer base, and increase revenue and market presence by providing additional channels for sales and distribution.
"This integration is a natural progression for us to maximize growth," said Tom DeVito of GMS (microglue). "Consolidating operations and sharing industry knowledge will enhance GMS-VanSco’s ability to respond to changing customer needs and industry demands. With our West Coast location being well positioned for potential future expansion of international business, we’re looking forward to what lies ahead in this new chapter."
Fred van Loben Sels of VanSco Products echoed similar sentiments, "GMS and VanSco’s corporate cultures complement each other very well. We have built long-term success on the ability to deliver a superior product at an affordable cost, without making business interactions complicated. This will carry over into GMS-VanSco. We are excited about the opportunities this will bring to our customers and business partners."
GMS-VanSco will operate as Valco Melton’s West Coast office. Contact details can be found below:
GMS-VanSco Contact Information:
1310 Redwood Way
Petaluma, California 94954
Phone: (707) 285-3392
Visit microglue (GMS-VanSco of Valco Melton) at Booth #4203, South Hall during GRAPH EXPO 15!
GMS (manufacturer of microglue) specializes in high performance, hot melt and cold glue application systems, specifically designed to meet the unique dispensing requirements within the direct mail, paper and board converting, and print finishing markets. GMS became part of the Valco Melton family of solutions in September 2014, a move that was made to strengthen the company’s prominence in the print finishing and folding carton industries, and broaden the market for GMS gluing products.
About VanSco Products
VanSco Products offers an extensive selection of cold glue dispensing systems, valves, applicators and controls that cover a range of applications across the packaging, converting, print finishing and product assembly industries. For over 45 years, VanSco Products has been dedicated to providing quality equipment at reasonable prices with fast delivery times. Founded in 1961 as Van's Sales Company, VanSco Products has called South El Monte, California, its headquarters since 1967. They partnered with Valco Melton in July 2001 to serve as its West Coast office.
About Valco Melton
Established in 1952, Valco Melton is one of the world's leading manufacturers of adhesive dispensing machinery and electronic quality monitoring systems across the packaging, paper converting, graphic arts and nonwoven industries. Valco Melton specializes in the manufacturing, packaging and sealing of items such as corrugated boxes and cartons across more than 12 markets. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with research and manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Spain, Valco Melton offers world-class adhesive dispensing system solutions to customers in over 76 countries across the globe.
Source: Valco Melton.