eltromat becomes member of BST group

With the purchase of the entire shares of eltromat by BST International, a new era begins for both companies. With the future BST eltromat two suppliers for quality assurance systems become one strong technology partner for the worldwide customers.

BST International (Bielefeld/Germany) is the leading manufacturer of quality assuring systems for the web processing industries, specialising in systems for web guiding, color measurement, web inspection, register control, layer thickness and basis weight measurement as well as tailored solutions for tire production.

eltromat (Leopoldshöhe/Germany) stands for innovative video and inspection systems as well as color and register control solutions for quality inspection and quality control for in-line printing processes.

With the acquisition the international BST group becomes a leading technology partner for all quality assurance and production optimisation requirements of the web processing industries. With the combined know-how, experienced team, strengths of the product lines and the tight global manufacturing and service network, the new company offers a portfolio to the customers that is unique in the market.

“Through the merger we can better focus on our customer requirements and reduce time-to-market for new solutions,” explains CEO of BST Uwe Meyer. “Whether extrusion, packaging production, hygiene industry or tire manufacturing, BST and eltromat were very good as single players but now merged to BST eltromat we become the key market and technology leader.”

Uwe Meyer becomes CEO at BST eltromat; eltromat CEO Dr Gunter Tautorus and Dr Johann-Carsten Kipp will assume the positions of commercial (CFO) and technical management (CTO). Former BST sales manager Kristian Jünke will complete the new management team as deputy manager/head of sales & service.