May 2nd, 2013
NELA gains the exclusive right to use the technical know-how of insolvent Barenschee Systemtechnik GmbH
Lahr, Lüneburg/Germany - 02. May, 2013 - As of today, NELA Brüder Neumeister GmbH assumes all worldwide technical maintenance and service activities for Barenschee Systemtechnik GmbH. The deal ensures that Barenschee customers have access to service immediately after the company closure on April 30, 2013.
While NELA's business activities include the newspaper, commercial web and sheet-fed printing industries, Barenschee had mainly focused on newspapers, concentrating on central Europe, England, and the Commonwealth. In the last months, Barenschee suffered considerably from the recessive developments in the printing industry. A change in ownership and management two years ago did also not help to sustainably improve the company's situation. Now the company had to file for bankruptcy effective April 30, 2013.
It is significant for the highly sensitive newspaper industry that a solution was found that guarantees high-quality service for the around 250 Barenschee installations worldwide immediately after effectiveness of the bankruptcy, i.e. from May 2, 2013. As a sign of continuity, Barenschee's former service manager, Mr. Detlef Brandes, will become a part of NELA's service team. In his new function as "Project Manager System Integration", Mr. Brandes will benefit from his expertise and in-depth knowledge of existing installations.
"This is the chance for our new customers to profit from our reliable service offers for their existing equipment, and to also receive system upgrades and extensions. The know-how of our experienced technicians and the size of our international service groups, together with the right to access engineering drawings and software databases, are the key for successful partnerships," says NELA's President Mr. Frank Neumeister. For NELA, the current tendency towards concentration is an economically inevitable result of the overall consolidation process among suppliers of the printing industry.
The acquisition of Barenschee's service activities is just the last one in a whole range of investments that NELA has made in Germany and North America. The NELA Group, however, doesn't only invest in its Graphic Arts branch. In a second division called "Vision Inspection Systems", NELA is also active as a manufacturer of optical inspection systems for rubber, ceramic and sintered metal parts. NELA's core competence is optical inspection paired with control and automation technology.
December 17th, 2012
NELA AND GLUNZ & JENSEN A/S SIGN A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
On December 17 - Glunz & Jensen has sold their punch/bend activities to NELA Ternes Register Group, Inc.. This is a part of a strategic partnership agreement with NELA to jointly support newspaper pre press solutions worldwide. The mutual agreement of Glunz & Jensen now promoting punch/bend equipment manufactured by NELA, and NELA promoting processing equipment manufactured by Glunz & Jensen - forms a very strong strategic partnership, providing by far the most solid and proven automated plate handling solutions to newspapers worldwide.
NELA and Glunz & Jensen have more than 3000 in-line systems for offset plate production installed in the newspaper industry and are the leading suppliers worldwide within their own business areas.
Glunz & Jensen's headquarter for the Americas will remain in Granger, USA - securing regional sales and service of iCtP, Processing equipment, Commercial Automation and Flexo equipment along with spare parts activities. NELA will continue to service and support the installed Glunz & Jensen base of automation equipment from the activities in River Falls, USA.
The NELA group, consisting of NELA Bruder Neumeister GmbH, NELA USA and NELA Asia, forms the largest register and plate automation company in the printing industry worldwide. With our expertise in vision inspection and engineering we also produce high-precision optical inspection devices for the rubber and plastics industry, as well as appliances for the health industry.
At NELA's headquarters in Lahr/Germany, and in its US operation in River Falls, USA more than 200 employees manufacture state-of-the-art precision equipment in modern and spacious production facilities. Further subsidiaries are located in Singapore and Taiwan. Turning 75 years old next year, NELA is known as an innovative and market leading company for its project driven products.
About Glunz & Jensen
Glunz & Jensen is the world's leading supplier of innovative solutions for the global prepress industry. Their main product areas are processors for the offset and flexo printing industry, iCtP plate setters and automation equipment. Glunz & Jensen also provides exposure units, dryers, light finishers, mounting tables, conveyor equipment, stackers and software for monitoring and controlling complete prepress processes.
The recognized leader in prepress technology for 40 years, Glunz & Jensen has recently expanded its capabilities through the acquisition of Degraf and Microflex. The company has long-standing relationships with prominent OEM customers, including Agfa, Asahi, DuPont, Flint, Fuji, Heidelberg, Kodak and MacDermid. Glunz & Jensen also markets its products through an extensive worldwide network of distributors and dealers.
Based in Denmark, Glunz & Jensen has approximately 260 employees and subsidiaries and production facilities in Denmark, Slovakia, USA, Italy and China. Their global sales, service and support presence includes local employees in China, North America and South America.
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