Leister Technologies AG expands its product range with Infrared heaters
On January 1st, 2018, Leister Technologies AG acquired Krelus AG, a worldwide company specialized in custom made infrared heaters. With this acquisition, Leister expands its product range to include industrial high-performance infrared heaters in the business unit "Industrial Heating and Laser Systems".
Leister Technologies AG has acquired Krelus AG, based in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland. Like Leister, Krelus sells its custom made infrared heaters worldwide in automotive, coating, thermoforming, and other markets.
According to the Leister Group CEO Beat Mettler, “the acquisition of Krelus is a perfect supplement to the existing product range in the Industrial Heating and Laser Systems business unit. It is one more element to strengthen the Leister business to ensure the long-term success of this strategic and important market segment”.
The Krelus know-how will expand the present Leister offering of industrial process heat systems to include custom made infrared heaters. They are typically used in systems for plastic processing (embossing, laminating), food processing (curing, sterilizing), and wherever high radiation intensity, easy controlling, and short reaction times are required.
Leister takes over all employees of Krelus AG. The name Krelus AG and the company's location in Oberentfelden, Switzerland remain unchanged.
By selling to Leister, Krelus AG resolved the succession management in the best interest of its employees and management.