Gerhardt International, a supplier of rotary tooling based in Denmark, is forming a strategic alliance with Rotometal of Poland. Rotometal will supply Gerhardt with magnetic and print cylinders for its converting customers in central Europe, and Rotometal will represent Gerhardt’s products in the Polish market. Rotometal is located 40 kilometres from the German/Polish border.
“We will get much closer to our customers in the German market with this new partnership,” says Klaus Damberg, CEO of Gerhardt International. “At the same time, it’s a good bridgehead to support our goal of expanding in Eastern Europe. Our production capacity is being increased considerably, so we’ll be able to meet demand from German and Polish customers, as well as offer a better service.”
Joachim Setnik, owner of Rotometal, says, “We’re sure that with our many years of experience we will be able to live up to Gerhardt’s high standards of precision and durability of magnetic and print cylinders. Our company culture is one of being service-minded, and so we know it’s important for customers that our supplies are made on time.”