Valco Melton celebrates 70 years of adhesive dispensing systems

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Valco Melton
Valco Melton also celebrates a successful 12 years in India in the adhesive manufacturing business

Seventy years ago, in 1952, Valco Cincinnati established itself as a prominent
adhesive dispensing systems manufacturer. Renamed Valco Melton in 2008, the
Valco Cincinnati-based gluing and quality assurance systems business, has since
become a big player in the manufacturing of adhesive dispensing and quality
inspection equipment. Across its suite of services, Valco Melton leverages best-in-class technology, innovation, and solutions to drive increased value for its customers. As the
company celebrates its longevity, it also celebrates its growth, and success in
supporting adhesive applications and quality assurance across a dozen industries
for the past seven decades.

70 years of success

Starting with only fifty employees, Valco Melton’s brand and technical service has
expanded across 96 countries, employing a workforce of nearly 600 people
worldwide. Over the years, Valco Melton has acquired related businesses to
improve its services and expand its profile.

The company’s acquisitions include –

● 2001 acquisition of Van Sales Corporation – VanSco Products.
● 2006 acquisition of Melton, a hot melt equipment manufacturer in Spain –
leading to the change in the corporate name to Valco Melton.
● 2011 acquisition of ClearVision – a Canadian company dedicated to quality
assurance systems.
● 2014 acquisition of GMS a company specializing in the converting and
graphic arts industries.
● 2015 VanSco and GMS consolidation.
● 2016 acquisition of ERO a company specializing in gluing and quality
assurance for the paper converting industries.

“For us, the customer always comes first,” said Valco Melton CEO, Greg Amend.
“Everything we do from product development to acquisitions to service – we do
with our customer’s best interest in mind. We go above and beyond to provide our
customers with a solution that fits their needs while maintaining the utmost quality
and customer support.”

Valco Melton looks forward to applying innovation and sealing the future for its
customers for years to come. Celebrating 12 years of success in India
Valco Melton also celebrates a successful 12 years in India. The company’s Indian
head office in Bengaluru houses 30 employees and is the only adhesive systems
manufacturer in the market that does not trade. Sales and service locations in

Celebrating 12 years of success

in India Valco Melton also celebrates a successful 12 years in India. The company’s Indian head office in Bengaluru houses 30 employees and is the only adhesive systems manufacturer in the market that does not trade. Sales and service locations in India include Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Daman, Delhi, Chandigarh, and Kolkata.

“We are very successful in packaging, label stock, medical tapes, eCommerce,
corrugated, wood work, and automotives,” said India business director,
Ravikiran Nimushakavi. “We are the market leaders in packaging, eCommerce,
coating, and corrugated in India, running 1500 plus machines in the market. We
look forward to many more years of success and providing solutions to our
customers.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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