Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry, acquired Fives North American Guiding on 30 January 2015. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Fives North American Guiding will integrate with Fife Guiding Systems under the Bertram Capital-owned Maxcess International.
“We are excited to combine the strengths of Fives North American Guiding and its talented sales and engineering teams with our Fife Guiding Systems family,” says CEO Greg Jehlik. “This strategic integration will provide Maxcess with market penetration in the metals and tire and rubber markets where we see a vast opportunity for growth.”
Fives North American Guiding has more than 50 years experience providing innovative technologies for the web handling industry. The combined entity of Fife and Fives North American Guiding will begin taking orders and providing service and support for both product lines immediately.
“As we have grown to familiarize ourselves with the Fives North American Guiding Systems team over the past several months it has become clear that our application knowledge and product offering will greatly expand through this strategic integration,” said Darren Irons, general manager of Fife.