Dorner acquiring Geppert-Band

Published
May 16,2016 - 07:00pm

Dorner Holding Corp., the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., on May 12 announced the acquisition of Jülich, Germany-based Geppert-Band, a leading European manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors. 

The addition of Geppert-Band expands Dorner Holding's geographic coverage and continues its strategy of international expansion, according to a corporate news release.

In late 2015, Dorner opened a Canadian office in Burlington, Ontario, and acquired Penang, Malaysia-based, FlexMove, a manufacturer of flexible chain conveyors. 

"As we continue to see growth internationally, the addition of Geppert-Band allows us to better serve the European market," said Terry Schadeberg, president and CEO, Dorner Mfg. Corp. "Its product offering and capabilities complement our existing strategy, and we're pleased to welcome them to the Dorner family."

Added Geppert-Band President Thomas Blesinger: "We share a lot of similar core values, including a commitment to providing fast deliveries and quality customer service. Dorner has a strong reputation in the conveyor market, and we're looking forward to providing our customers with an even wider variety of solutions."