As the fifth anniversary of the merger between BST and eltromat arrives, BST eltromat International is setting a course for further growth. The company has acquired a 22,000m² plot of land in Bielefeld-Altenhagen, Germany, where it will build a new headquarters.
“Our goal is to offer employees an extremely comfortable and modern working environment where they can develop and exercise their creativity to the greatest extent possible. The new building gives us the opportunity to try new things and optimize our processes, including our customer-facing activities,” explained the MD of BST eltromat, Kristian Jünke (pictured).
Employees from both the company’s Leopoldshöhe location and the current headquarters in Heidsieker Heide, Bielefeld, will move into the new, generously-sized building, which will be designed for maximum functionality from top to bottom and will also house a large demo center. The team there will be able to enjoy a direct connection to the A2 motorway, making journeys smoother.
Having closer links between the different product areas of BST eltromat under one roof and streamlining internal communication will increase the efficiency of the company as well as its sales, service and technical development. By merging production after the move, BST eltromat will also be able to adapt more to the requirements of its customers.
“In our demo center, we will continue to expand our selection of product presentations, material tests and training courses for our customers. We look forward to discussing their individual requirements with them, testing innovative approaches, and finding the best solutions for their applications together,” said Junke.
The merger five years ago created enormous potential and far-reaching synergies. “In the first year after the merger, BST eltromat achieved significantly higher sales than the two companies could have managed alone. BST eltromat is constantly growing. For three years now the company has been achieving annual revenues of over €100m [112m].”
For the future, Junke sees considerable potential for the growth of the company, in view of the growing need for quality assurance in web-oriented production processes. Bringing people together at one location will boost innovation in this important product area.
“BST and eltromat have more than 100 years of experience together. With the acquisition of a majority stake in Nyquist Systems at the beginning of this year, a highly qualified manufacturer of quality assurance systems for narrow web production processes has also been assimilated into our corporate group. With our strong parent company, the elexis Group, behind us, we have every opportunity to continuously increase our attractiveness as a global partner for our customers around the world.”