UNION GROVE, Wis.—American Roller Co. has made two acquisitions to bolster its chill roll product offerings.
The firm said in a Jan. 11 news release that it acquired Nordson's Xaloy DuraShell and EquaTherm chill roll product lines, which will expand its product and technology offering.
American Roller President Dan Cahalane confirmed that in December the firm acquired C.R.E.W. Inc., based in Oshkosh, Wis. C.R.E.W. is ASME certified U-stamped and R-stamped, giving American Roller the ability to go after industries with those certification requirements.
According to C.R.E.W.'s website, the firm provides converting, idler, heat transfer, custom and refurbished rolls.
Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.
“Now we have more capability and engineering all under one roof,” Cahalane said. “There's no outsourcing. We have engineering and capability in two parts of the country, the South and the North. We can really service your customers in that capacity.”
The Nordson lines enable American Roller to build on its industrial roller product line and expand into additional end markets. The firm said it has assumed all quoting, engineering and manufacturing responsibility for the product lines, effective immediately.
“Our core competency is industrial rollers used in a lot of web processing,” Cahalane said. “Chill rolls are core to what we do, and we have some product designs, but the two product designs in the industry—EquaTherm and DuraShell from Nordson—are kind of like the Cadillacs of the industry. Nice high end, very good technology.”
He said the transaction included more than 20 pieces of equipment, which are being integrated at American Roller's Wisconsin and South Carolina facilities. The firm is adding shifts to both operations. Both facilities have room to implement the equipment, and they've already accepted and shipped orders.