In a marriage of web-handling equipment makers, Maxcess International Corp. of Oklahoma City and St. Louis-based RotoMetrics will merge — and the companies plan to open a new global headquarters in the Chicago area.
Both companies make equipment for handling film and other web products. The deal was announced Jan. 28 for undisclosed terms.
Maxcess' offerings include Fife controls and sensors, Tidland slitting systems, Magpowr tension and torque control devices and rolls under the brands of Webex, Valley Roller, Menges Roller and Componex.
RotoMetrics makes precision rotary cutting dies for the printing and converting industries, including customized dies for converting substrates into individual labels.
Both companies have global operations.
The Chicago-area headquarters will house executives and employees in key global positions, Benjamin Bowlware, Maxess marketing manager, said.
"Chicago was chosen due to its close proximity to many of our brands, our U.S. customers, as well as the infrastructure that allows for direct connections for our global operations and global customers," he said.