KraussMaffei takes over Pultrex to strengthen its Pultrusion business division

KraussMaffei acquisition PultrexKraussMaffei has signed a share purchase agreement with Pultrex Ltd. based in Manningtree, Essex/UK. KraussMaffei is aiming to strengthen its system competence in the field of pultrusion. Pultrex is a manufacturer of pultrusion profiles and also is a leading provider of pultrusion, pullwinding and filament winding systems.

Nicolas Beyl, President of the Reaction Process Machinery segment at KraussMaffei Group explains: “With the company Pultrex, we have a valuable, experienced partner at our side, with whom we will expand our pultrusion business division for the long term.”

Pultrex has expertise in the field of pultrusion, the continuous strand drawing of fiber-reinforced profiles and round rods. Currently, 600+ Pultrex pultrusion systems are used across the world.

The product portfolio encompasses complete pultrusion, pullwinding and filament winding systems. Additionally, Pultrex satisfies numerous customers by manufacturing profiles in the construction, transport and wind power industries.

Colin Leek, Managing Director of Pultrex believes: “The range of use of pultruded profiles is extremely diverse and continues to grow. Thanks to the cooperation with KraussMaffei, completely new opportunities and applications will arise for us and our customers. Our partnership with the globally active technology leader, in particular the worldwide sales and service network, will be of great benefit to all our customers.”

KraussMaffei stepped into the pultrusion market in 2017 and thus, setting new standards with the iPul system. Its core competences are the expertise and experience with mixing and metering systems, as well as mold technology.

Beyl adds: “With the expertise and experience of Pultrex, we are complementing our system competence and now offer the entire value chain from a single supplier. At the same time, we will together pursue the aim of promoting standardized pultrusion system construction, thus offering our customers solutions with optimum price-performance ratios.”

Profile production in Manningtree will continue on the same scale and result in customers’ ability to test their prototypes and the respective series production on location and take the experience and knowledge gained into account in their development work.

The metering machines for the iPul systems come from Munich, the moulds from the KraussMaffei location Harderberg in Germany.

“We are thus concentrating the pultrusion system knowhow specifically at the locations which already have the competence,” quotes Beyl.

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