German finishing machines manufacturer ROTOCONTROL to merge with US-based finishing equipment manufacturer EMT International

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German finishing machines manufacturer ROTOCONTROL to merge with US-based finishing equipment manufacturer EMT International

May 18, 2017 - 03:47
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LINAU, Germany , May 10, 2017 (Press Release) -ROTOCONTROL, a manufacturer of leading-edge label slitter/rewinder inspection and finishing machines announced a merger that will combine forces with EMT International www.emtinternational.com, a world-class manufacturer of custom and standardized finishing equipment and accessories for narrow and wider-web digital and conventional print, headquartered near Green Bay, WI.

Marco Aengenvoort, managing director of ROTOCONTROL commented: “Combining forces with EMT International brings many advantages for both companies in synergizing sales, service, engineering and global reach. EMT International brings years of expertise in manufacturing advanced finishing equipment and accessories that incorporate lean manufacturing processes. With EMT International, ROTOCONTROL can increase capacity, reduce lead times, and broaden our reach in the North American market.”

"ROTOCONTROL has built world-wide recognition as a successful brand of finishing machines in the narrow web industry,” said Scott Kettler, president of EMT International. “They are known for engineering high-quality standard machines and highly customized finishing solutions to accommodate customer requirements, which parallels the sales philosophy of EMT International. Bringing together advanced finishing products, engineering strengths, market experience and the latest in advanced manufacturing will bring value to printers on a global scale."

Established in the 1930's as a small tool and die shop, Economy Machine and Tool (now known as EMT International) quickly developed a reputation for superior craftsmanship and customized equipment. For over 70 years, EMT International, Inc. has been recognized as a world leader in manufacturing superior quality equipment serving customers worldwide in the converting, paper, document processing, packaging, and printing industries. EMT has become a major supplier of transport & finishing equipment to the digital web printing industry.

In the agreement with EMT International, the design and manufacturing of ROTOCONTROL finishing machines will continue at ROTOCONTROL headquarters in Linau, Germany while shared production with EMT International is planned for early Q3. Sales and service of ROTOCONTROL machines will remain available from Linau headquarters and ROTOCONTROL’s network of agents. The addition of EMT International sales & 24x7 service from its headquarters in Green Bay, WI will enhance ROTOCONTROL support in North America.

Paul Rauscher, owner of EMT International, Scott Kettler and Marco Aengenvoort now form the board of directors for ROTOCONTROL. Further details of the ROTOCONTROL/EMT International amalgamation will follow in the coming weeks.

About ROTOCONTROL GmbH

ROTOCONTROL designs and manufactures leading-edge finishing machines for label inspection, slitting, rewinding, die cutting, overprinting, digital and booklet printed labels, for converters in the narrow web industry. Available globally, ROTOCONTROL offers machines from smaller basic rewinders to feature-rich, sophisticated models with multiple options featuring S-Drive servo technology enabling maximum web control for the most delicate film and foil materials. Headquartered in Linau (near Hamburg, Germany), ROTOCONTROL maintains the highest level of product quality through ease of use, absolute control and flexibility with a focus on operator safety and efficiency. ROTOCONTROL is the partner of choice in the finishing of label products.