Inometa Group Acquires Polywest USA Assets
HERFORD, Germany—Just two weeks after announcing the acquisition of AKL in Warburg, Germany, the Inometa Group announced the acquisition of Polywest USA LLC. Effective June 30, 2010, the business operations of Polywest USA LLC (Appleton, Wis.) were transferred to the Inometa Group (Herford). A subsidiary of the Inometa Group, Inometa AKL Flexo Systems, will assume responsibility pertaining to all business operations. Dan Dietrich, the previous vice president of sales and marketing, will be at the helm of the new subsidiary, which will remain an independent company located in Appleton, Wisconsin.
For the Inometa Group, the acquisition of the business operations of Polywest USA LLC is a continued focus on the cylindrical products used in the flexographic printing process and is an excellent strategic enhancement of its existing range of flexographic printing products. The Inometa Group is now in a position to offer all rotating components of a flexographic printing unit as a combination of self-developed and self-produced products made by either Polywest USA LLC, AKL, or Inometa Group. In addition, AKL’s innovative OptiFLEX thin sleeve system complements the ‘in-the-round’ flexographic printing technology concept of the Inometa Group. The business takeover further strengthens the Inometa Group’s global support of converters and tradeshops alike. The additional know-how boosts the Inometa Group’s standing as a competent and proficient development partner for the global machine manufacturing community.