BST eltromat has taken the final step in merging the two companies further optimizing its organization and processes.
Effective retroactively as of January 1, 2017, BST ProControl is now fully integrated into the business processes of BST eltromat International and will continue to operate as an incorporated, independent business unit at its current location in Wenden. BST eltromat has thus taken the final step in merging the two companies and has further optimized its organization and processes. The name ‘BST ProControl’ will be kept for the business unit. For customers, the company is aiming for continuity. They will profit from numerous benefits through the integration.
In 2013, BST eltromat founded BST ProControl GmbH as a 100% subsidiary through the acquisition of the companies Betacontrol and Protagon. BST eltromat has thus expanded its portfolio with measurement and quality assurance solutions for flat materials and has gained extensive practical know-how in these matters. Now, customers can use BST eltromat’s solutions in the sense of Industry 4.0 to gain even more complete quality information from web-processing production processes. In the plastics industry, for example, networked systems along the value chain – from layer thickness measurement in the film production through, e.g., the processing of films in print to the supply of roll-shaped packaging materials – creates specific added value for customers: Each of these steps yields data that is needed for completing the relevant tasks. Until now, this data was used as standalone information. It did not flow from one process step to the next. These communication barriers are now overcome through more extensive integration of the systems. Data gained in one process step can now flow into subsequent processes and thus optimize them. This was another reason for merging the two companies. They now have a unique worldwide service in terms of quality assurance in web-oriented production processes.
By integrating its specialists in the group-wide activities of BST eltromat International, the BST ProControl team can benefit from many forms of collaboration. It has also become more flexible. “For our customers, this merger means that they can now communicate even more efficiently and more purposefully with our company. Your contact persons at BST ProControl are now seamlessly integrated into our company-wide processes and can respond more quickly to your concerns. Headquarters is handling many of the administrative tasks, for example. This allows the BST ProControl team to fully focus on its core competences, meaning that customers can be supported more efficiently than ever,” Kristian Jünke, Managing Director for Sales and Service at BST eltromat International explains one of the important advantages. He will be heading the BST ProControl business unit.
“It is important for us that our market presence is streamlined and easy to understand for customers. This was another reason for the seamless integration,” Jünke adds.
BST eltromat International provides solutions for web guiding, web monitoring, 100% inspection, surface inspection, colour measurement, colour management, register control and automation, plus layer thickness & basis weight measurement. The company has decades of practical experience in these areas. Over 10,000 customers around the world in the printing and paper, foil, rubber and tire industries use its solutions. The company’s product portfolio ranges from individual components and plug- and-play systems for new machines and retrofits, to complete automation and workflow solutions. It employs a staff of over 360 people at its main plants in Germany (Bielefeld and Leopoldshöhe) and has 600 employees worldwide.