Wink has acquired the steel rule die maker Bandstahlschnitte Jeurink, based in Neuenhaus, Germany, and its Munich-based subsidiary ImaPack Stanzformen, as it seeks to expand in the packaging market.
The takeover closes a circle, because it was the company Bandstahlschnitte Jeurink, from which Wink emerged in 1989. At that time Wilfried Jeurink, who had worked in his father's company for many years, set up his own business with Wink. In 2006, Ferdinand Oetker, Günther Skrzypek and Alan de Natris became new Wink shareholders. Meanwhile, the Neuenhaus-based company has become one of the world's leading manufacturers of die-cutting tools for the graphics industry.
Wink managing director Alan de Natris explained: ‘Through their shared history, people know and appreciate each other. Both companies have developed outstandingly and enjoy an excellent reputation. The same applies to ImaPack, which has been part of the Jeurink Group since 2001.
‘We ourselves and our customers will both benefit from the bundling of decades of know-how in the field of cutting technologies.’
Holger Jeurink, the previous owner of Jeurink and ImaPack, said: ‘The continued existence of my company and the future of my employees had top priority for me. I have followed Wink's continuous development and know the sustainable philosophy of the new owners. In a way, what belongs together is now growing together again.’
The acquisition of the Jeurink Group offers strategic opportunities for Wink. ‘We are already represented in the packaging industry with rotary tools and are now even broader with flat dies,’ explained de Natris. ‘We continue to see great potential in this market and will use our competencies and technologies to further optimize our tool portfolio for packaging manufacturers.’