QuadTech is a global leader in the design and manufacture of control systems that help commercial, newspaper, packaging and publication gravure printers improve their performance and productivity. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and sells automated systems in more than 100 countries.
Baldwin will unite QuadTech with two of its existing divisions - Web Printing Controls and PC Industries - creating a global platform that will operate as Baldwin Vision Systems. Karl Fritchen, current QuadTech president, will lead the new Baldwin segment.
Product technologies will span closed-loop automation for registration, inking, color management, web handling and 100% inspection for the commercial, newspaper, labels, packaging, converting and publication gravure industries.
“The combination of products and expertise held within both companies will enable us to reach areas of the market we were unable to reach individually,” said Fritchen. “From an international operations and market perspective, each party’s strengths are highly complementary.”
“QuadTech will serve as a catalyst for the formation of our new Baldwin Vision Systems segment, which will greatly enhance Baldwin’s ability to provide an even more comprehensive automation portfolio for our customers around the world,” Brent Becker, president and CEO of Baldwin, added.
QuadTech is Baldwin’s fifth acquisition since joining the BW Forsyth Partners family of companies in 2012, and the fourth completed in 2017.