Inkmaker srl has acquired the businesses of Rexson Systems Limited and its subsidiary, Vale-Tech Limited.
The acquisition will see the two businesses join the fast-expanding Italian-based global enterprise and is an important step in achieving Inkmaker Worldwide’s global strategy of offering a total supply chain within the industries in which it operates.
The Rexson Systems business — an ISO 9001:2015 fully compliant leading global manufacturer of colour dispensing systems with offices in Europe, North America, Latin America and the Netherlands — includes the Rexson software designed 'in-house' and products developed by the brand’s highly-experienced 3D-design and modelling-package designers.
Equally as advantageous to Inkmaker is the accumulation of more than 40 years of Rexson’s experience in fluid dispensing technology that, through state-of-the-art control and design techniques, has resulted in notable systems, such as the ColorPoint IP water- based and UV ink dispensers, the revolutionary ColorPointTM technology for ink, paint and chemical dispensing and the popular ColorWeighTM 40 and 78 paint and chemical dispensing systems.
Vale-Tech, which was acquired by Rexson in August 2016, principally supplies dispensing equipment in the offset, paste and UV liquid and narrow web sectors, with cost-effective and compact equipment.
The Vale-Tech range of systems also perfectly complements the liquid ink, paint and chemical systems, in which Inkmaker Worldwide is already an established leader.
“On behalf of the board, we are very pleased with the addition of Rexson and Vale-Tech to our growing Inkmaker family.
"The added strength of these two businesses’ machinery, technology and know-how with our own will make us a formidable force.
"As a result of the acquisition, Inkmaker will have a broader portfolio of offerings, with a greater sales and service network in strategic regions around the world — further strengthening our position as a market leader,” explained Christophe Rizzo, CEO of Inkmaker Worldwide.
“This is a momentous step for both Rexson and Vale-Tech to draw on Inkmaker’s world- leading experience and infrastructure in further boosting our position in our existing markets by combining our expertise.
"This sale is a key stepping stone in a global strategic plan; and with Inkmaker’s leadership we will further enhance the Rexson and Vale- Tech’s brands as part of a family of brands set to expand our global presence and market share,” added Martin Black, Director and co-owner of Rexson.
Martin — who will continue to play an active role in sales along with Bart Wentges and Nick Scott of Vale-Tech — will now be serving a combination of Inkmaker, Rexson and Vale-Tech customers in the United Kingdom, USA and Europe.
Rexson will continue its focus on colour dispensing systems for the ink, paint and coatings industry, as well as for the cosmetics, food, oils, pharmaceuticals and speciality chemicals from its base in the UK, and will continue to support existing Rexson customers.
Vale-Tech will continue its focus on UV liquid inks and UV and Conventional Offset Inks, also from its base in UK and will continue to support existing customers.
Rexson and Vale-Tech will be able to benefit from the support available from the Inkmaker Worldwide global business including Inkmaker’s offices in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australasia, as well as the combined global network of partners who offer sales and support to their local clients.