Kluge Acquires Olec Coater Lines from Fabcon

ST. CROIX FALLS, WI | Brandtjen & Kluge, a fourth-generation privately owned manufacturer of print finishing equipment, has reached an agreement to acquire the Olec brand roller coater product lines from Fabcon, Santa Ana, CA.

Fabcon's roller coater business is said to be a market leader for both wide format and digital print roller coaters. The Olec brand of roller coaters includes designs from acquisitions of both Dorn SPA and Frank Matheus & Associates. The acquisition broadens Kluge's product offering to include cutting, coating, decorating, and converting equipment solutions, in line with its on-going growth strategy.

"We are delighted to welcome the Olec roller coater business into the Kluge family,” says Michael Aumann, CEO of Kluge. “This acquisition supports our vision to become a leading global provider of print finishing solutions for the printing and package converting industry. Additionally, Kluge is well positioned to offer our full product line of die-cutting, laser cutting, foil stamping, embossing, and folder/gluer equipment to the expanding digital print market."

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