ST. LOUIS — Lectro Engineering Co. Inc. has expanded its blow molding auxiliary equipment line by moving some assets it bought from MTM Systems Inc. of Beaverton, Ore.
St. Louis-based Lectro bought assets from privately held MTM late in February after MTM ran into financial difficulties, said Lectro Vice President Lee Hyde.
MTM's products include take-away systems, detabbing and deflashing machines, spin and rotary trimmers, case packers and in-mold labeling systems.
Lectro has specialized in surface-treatment equipment. Hyde said Lectro's equipment, mainly sold to blow molders, can treat products as large as 55-gallon drums. It is based on plasma-discharge technology in tunnels at atmospheric pressure.
"We have a lot of common clients," Hyde said in a recent telephone interview.
The expansion will allow Lectro to be a single source for a range of blow molding auxiliary equipment, he added. Lectro created a new operating unit called Lectro Engineering dba MTM Systems.