BALINGEN, Germany, Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The market-leading provider of weighing, slicing and labeling technology acquires 51 percent of the Canadian label manufacturer Tekno Label. Bizerba thereby expands its service portfolio with technical expertise in the linerless technology with a particular focus on the food, retail and tire sector. The new company will operate under Bizerba Tekno Label Inc. in the future.
"This partnership strengthens our position in the U.S. as the industry-leading provider of linerless, thermo-direct and quality labels," said Frederic LaBrie, future President of the company. "We will particularly benefit from the know-how that this specialized company has in the industrial label-processing and coating sector." The company has five employees and will be working with about 15 employees in a newly-equipped 2,400m² facility in Boucherville, Quebec.
Unlike conventional labels whose liner needs a lot of space on the label roll, linerless labels are provided with a special surface coating, and self wound like a roll of tape. Eliminating the liner means much more labels can be wound on a roll of a given diameter. Industry and retail customers thus benefit from less waste, a significant increase of the printable area per label roll and less roll change.
"The expansion of our US headquarters in Joppa/Maryland in 2015 has positioned us for the continuous strong growth experienced by all business segments in the U.S.," said Andreas Wilhelm Kraut, Bizerba's managing partner and CEO. "By continuing our expansion path in North America with this acquisition, we combine our leading position in the scale and industrial device sector with the technical expertise provided by Tekno Label. Therefore, users now have a one-stop shop for all devices and consumables."
Bizerba offers its customers in industry, trade, and logistics a globally unique solutions portfolio of hardware and software around the central value "weight". This portfolio includes products and solutions related to slicing, processing, weighing, cashing, checking, commissioning, filling and labeling. A wide range of services from consulting and service, labels and consumables to leasing complete the portfolio.
Since 1866 Bizerba has made a significant contribution to the developments in the area of weighing technology and today is represented in 120 countries. The customer base includes globally operating companies in trade and industry as well as retailers, bakeries and butcheries. With around 3,700 employees worldwide and with its headquarters in Balingen, Baden Wuerttemberg, Bizerba has been in the same family for five generations. Additional production facilities are located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, China and USA. Bizerba also has a global network of sales and service locations.
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