Mark Andy buys print finishing equipment firm Brandtjen & Kluge

19 June 2018 (Last Updated June 19th, 2018 11:50)

Label and packaging firm Mark Andy has acquired US-based print finishing equipment manufacturer Brandtjen & Kluge.

Label and packaging firm Mark Andy has acquired US-based print finishing equipment manufacturer Brandtjen & Kluge.

The acquisition is consistent with Mark Andy’s vision to drive profitability in pressrooms around the globe through a strategy to be the Total Solutions Partner.

Founded in 1919, Kluge manufactures print finishing equipment for foil stamping, die cutting, folding and glueing, and UV coating.

The company offers a full lifecycle solution for offline finishing with OEM parts and consumables, services, and equipment.

“We look forward to continuing Kluge’s tradition of high-quality products, services, and consumables with the broader support of Mark Andy’s global infrastructure.”

Other equipment manufactured by the company includes embossing, multi-function and high-speed straight-line folding and glueing equipment, cutting systems and the TXR Series automatic blank separator.

Mark Andy CEO Kevin Wilken said: “Mark Andy is excited to add a company with such a recognisable brand that has been built over decades with thousands of installations and satisfied customers worldwide.

“We look forward to continuing Kluge’s tradition of high-quality products, services, and consumables with the broader support of Mark Andy’s global infrastructure.”

Despite the acquisition, Brandtjen and Kluge CEO Michael Aumann will continue as president of the Brandtjen & Kluge division.

Aumann said: “We view today’s transaction as an opportunity to continue growing our business while joining an even larger family that will allow us to build on our commitment of manufacturing durable equipment and to consistently support profitable operations for our customers.”

The acquisition will allow Mark Andy to expand its portfolio with additional print finishing equipment.