Gerhardt, a Danish manufacturer of solid and flexible dies for the narrow web industry, recently announced a merger with Rotary-Tooling International (RTI), of Haarlem, Netherlands.
RTI was founded 25 years ago as a maker and repairer of dies operating primarily in the nonwovens market. In 2001 it became an independent agent, and worked with Gerhardt in the Benelux markets.
Gerhardt’s business traditionally has come from the label market, and RTI has traditionally seen most of its business coming from market sectors as diverse as pharmaceutical, electronics and food packaging, according to CEO Klaus Damberg.
“A merger of the two companies is the perfect solution for us both, and we will benefit from the sharing of our collective knowledge. It will also mean that we can offer our Gerhardt trademark, ‘Cost Efficient Cutting Solutions’, into these market sectors in the same way that we have done so successfully in the labeling world.”