BST International, an inspection system manufacturer headquarterd in Bielefeld, Germany, has announced it has acquired eltromat, a maker of inspection and color/register control equipment for the converting industry. eltromat is based in Leopoldshöhe, Germany.
With the acquisition, the future BST eltromat strengthens its product line and global manufacturing and service network. "Through the merger, we can even better focus on our customer requirements and reduce time-to-market for new solutions. Whether extrusion, packaging production, hygiene industry or tire manufacturing, BST and eltromat were very good as single players. But now, merged to BST eltromat, we become the key market and technology leader," comments Uwe Meyer, CEO of BST.
Uwe Meyer will also become CEO at BST eltromat. The previous eltromat CEO Gunter Tautorus and Johann-Carsten Kipp will assume the positions of the commercial (CFO) and technical management (CTO). Former BST sales manager Kristian Jünke will complete the new management team as deputy manager/head of sales & service.