Printing Pioneer Expands Portfolio with Additional Print Finishing Equipment
St. Louis, Mo. – Mark Andy, a pioneer to the label and packaging industry announces the acquisition of Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc., a US manufacturer of reliable, high-quality print finishing equipment for foil stamping, die cutting, folding and gluing, and UV coating.
The acquisition builds on the Mark Andy corporate vision of driving profitability in pressrooms worldwide through a strategy to be the Total Solutions Partner. Kluge provides customers a full life cycle solution for offline finishing with OEM parts and consumables, high quality services, and innovative equipment.
With a rich history and dedication to small and medium size formats, Kluge equipment is the ideal finishing solution for commercial printers and finishers, direct mail manufacturers, as well as packaging converters. Based in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, Kluge equipment includes foil stamping, embossing, UV coating, and die-cutting presses.
“Mark Andy is excited to add a company with such a recognizable brand that has been built over decades with thousands of installations and satisfied customers worldwide. We look forward to continuing Kluge’s tradition of high quality products, services, and consumables with the broader support of Mark Andy’s global infrastructure,” shares Kevin Wilken, CEO, Mark Andy.
“Kluge is an industry leader in print finishing and has evolved over the years to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers,” said Michael Aumann, CEO, at Brandtjen and Kluge. “The Brandtjen family is very proud of the legacy they have established and nurtured since the company was founded in 1919. We view today’s transaction as an opportunity to continue growing our business while joining an even larger family that will allow us to build on our commitment of manufacturing durable equipment and to consistently support profitable operations for our customers.” Aumann will continue to lead Kluge as President of the Brandtjen & Kluge division which will continue operations in St. Croix Falls, WI.