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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Successful acquisition of Gerhardt International by RotoMetrics...

RotoMetrics is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Gerhardt International.  As of today, the two companies join together to create a supplier with unprecedented global reach and technology leadership to support tooling requirements.

“Our teams are excited about the opportunity before us to continue to develop our collective technology leadership in rotary converting solutions.   The ability to draw on the resources of both companies gives us the ability to meet customer needs for short lead-time production and local service,” said Michael Bryant, CEO of RotoMetrics.  He added, “Customers will continue to have access to the full range of current product solutions and technologies, including Gerhardt 3*, 5* and 7* flexible and solid dies, RotoMetrics AccuFlex and FlexPremier flexible dies, solid tooling, magnetic cylinders, print cylinders and other high-quality products that converters have come to expect from both companies.  Contacts within both RotoMetrics and Gerhardt will continue to promote both brands and provide service and support.”

Moving forward, the companies will provide updates on investments to further enhance local manufacturing and support, and to provide expanded product offerings on a global basis.   Today’s integration of the full Gerhardt team in the RotoMetrics Aldridge, UK plant creates an unrivaled capacity for flexible die production and technology development of both brands. 

The combined company will have global headquarters near St. Louis, Missouri, European headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, and major manufacturing operations on 4 continents with a global sales and service network.   The company’s facility in Herlev, Denmark, is a center of excellence for non woven and specialty converting tooling and support.

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