Strategic purchase for pultrusion: KraussMaffei takes over Pultrex
| Subj: Press-releses
Effective February 21, 2019, KraussMaffei signed a share purchase agreement with Pultrex Ltd., based in Manningtree, Essex/UK. KraussMaffei thus strengthens its system competence in the area of pultrusion. Pultrex is one of the leading providers of pultrusion, pullwinding and filament winding systems, and is itself a manufacturer of pultrusion profiles.
Experienced pultrusion specialist
Colin Leek, Managing Director of Pultrex, is also looking forward to the cooperation under the umbrella of KraussMaffei: “The range of use of pultruded profiles is extremely diverse and continues to grow. Thanks to the cooperation with KraussMaffei, completely new opportunities and applications will arise for us and our customers. Our partnership with the globally active technology leader, in particular the worldwide sales and service network, will be of great benefit to all our customers.”
KraussMaffei entered the pultrusion market in 2017, setting new standards with the iPul system. The KraussMaffei core competences include the expertise and experience with mixing and metering systems, as well as mold technology. “With the expertise and experience of Pultrex, we are complementing our system competence and now offer the entire value chain from a single supplier. At the same time, we will together pursue the aim of promoting standardized pultrusion system construction, thus offering our customers solutions with optimum price-performance ratios,” adds Beyl.
New system competence for pultrusion
Profile production in Manningtree will continue on the same scale. This will result in a decisive advantage: From now on, customers will be able to test their prototypes and the respective series production on location and take the experience and knowledge gained into account in their development work.
The metering machines for the iPul systems come from Munich, the molds from the KraussMaffei location Harderberg in Germany. “We are thus concentrating the pultrusion system knowhow specifically at the locations which already have the competence,” adds Beyl.