Atlas Converting becomes a member of the Jagenberg group

Consolidation comes to slitter-rewinders

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Frank Odogu, head of customer service, Atlas Converting Equipment with the new Atlas Titan ER610-DT dual turret slitter rewinder at K 2019 in Dusseldorf. Photo PSA

A press release issued on 2 December reveals that the British company Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer of slitting technology for web-shaped materials joins Kampf Schneid- & Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG as a part of the Jagenberg Group Industrial Solutions sector. We last saw both of these companies at the K2019 show in Dusseldorf.

Kampf Schneid- & Wickeltechnik and Atlas Converting Equipment provide machines and solutions with the highest level of technology and extensive services for their global customers. The addition of the product ranges of both companies with their highly qualified employees, as well as the clear positioning of the three renowned brands Kampf, Atlas and Titan, will further strengthen the joint innovative power and the variety of solutions.

Kampf, Atlas and Titan will continue to serve independently, innovative solutions combined with worldwide services, giving high security for their customers’ investment. The companies will create a new quality in terms of application – and process knowledge as well as automation and digitization. This will ensure the long term availability of installed machines by offering a common global service that covers all brands, using their strong networks and trusted resources. The business will be expanded by including productivity-enhancing automation solutions and state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 applications to become the global solution provider for the industry.

About the Jagenberg Group

Jagenberg AG, part of the Kleinewefers Group, based in Krefeld, Germany, is a management holding company active in industrial solutions and technical textiles. Its 19 operating holding companies currently employ over 1,100 people in Europe, Asia and the USA.

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Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy.

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