Label and packaging equipment manufacturer Mark Andy has acquired Brandtjen and Kluge, a manufacturer of print finishing equipment for foil stamping; die cutting; folding and gluing; and UV coating.
Kevin Wilken, chief executive at Mark Andy, says, “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.”
The company sees this acquisition as building on its strategy to become a total solutions partner. Kluge provides customers a full life cycle solution for offline finishing with parts and consumables, high quality services, and innovative equipment.
Mark Andy sees Kluge, which has a history and dedication to small and medium size formats, as the ideal finishing solution for commercial printers and finishers, direct mail manufacturers, as well as packaging converters.
Michael Aumann, chief executive at Brandtjen and Kluge, says, “Kluge is an industry leader in print finishing and has evolved over the years to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. The Brandtjen family is very proud of the legacy they have established and nurtured since the company was founded in 1919. 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.”