Mark Andy has acquired Brandtjen & Kluge, based in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, USA, which manufactures high-quality print finishing equipment for foil stamping, die cutting, folding and gluing, and UV coating.
Brandtjen & Kluge is a good fit for Mark Andy with a broad range of finishing equipment as well as an established business in supplying OEM parts and consumables. The company also caters for commercial printers and finishers, direct mail manufacturers, as well as packaging converters, with solutions for small to medium size formats.
Brandtjen & Kluge was founded in 1919 when the Norwegian engineers Abel and Eneval Kluge teamed up with American printer Henry Brandtjen to develop an automatic feeder for printing presses. The company was still owned by the Brandtjen family. The current CEO, Michael Aumann, will become president of the new Brandtjen & Kluge division of Mark Andy, and the company will continue to operate from its existing base in Wisconsin.
Kevin Wilken, CEO of Mark Andy, commented: “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.”
It’s worth remembering that Mark Andy already owns Rotoflex as well as Presstek and AB Dick.