Baldwin Technology Company a world leader in process automation solutions, consumables, and services to the print, textile, and film industries, has reached an agreement to acquire Lauterbach-based Ahlbrandt System GmbH. The acquisition is pending German government approval.
Ahlbrandt’s 87 team members and top-quality corona treatment, spray coating, and hot air drying products complement the Baldwin team and their broad product and service portfolios. In addition, Baldwin plans to capitalise on Ahlbrandt’s expertise and industry leading technology to enhance solutions for the rapidly growing textile and film industries.
Holger Bätz, MD, Ahlbrandt says they are excited to join the Baldwin team. Not only is their expertise in developing and producing top-quality equipment and systems a nice complement to Baldwin’s broad product portfolio. Ahlbrandt’s talent and passion for innovation in surface finishing will rise to new levels within the Baldwin family. This partnership presents a great opportunity for the Ahlbrandt team to expand our business to new geographical markets and customers, this acquisition will have a very positive influence on Ahlbrandt’s new ‘Serviceplus’ growth strategy.
Brent Becker, CEO of Baldwin stated that by bringing Ahlbrandt into the Baldwin family will strengthen their ability to provide value to their customers through broader technology and service offerings. This exciting investment underscores their commitment to a strategy that blends organic and acquisition growth to enhance their global footprint and the technology they can deliver to their customers.
They expect both teams to realise many benefits from close cooperation between their Lauterbach and Friedberg production and assembly facilities and they are also eagerly looking forward to expanding their footprint in Germany.