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Wink: Takeover of FST

Representatives of Wink and FST during the sign of the takeover contract

Germany • Wink Stanzwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of die-cutting tools, took over FST Form- und Stanztechnik GmbH in Simmerath, Germany, on 1 November 2014. With this acquisition, Wink is continuing its strategy for pushing more heavily into related market segments in addition to the labels market.

Established in 1988, FST GmbH is an internationally renowned specialist in die-cutting technology and manufactures a broad range of solid rotary dies, magnetic cylinders, printing and hot-stamping cylinders and die-cutting stations. Once the takeover is complete, Wink intends to concentrate all cylinder production at the Simmerath site. In the medium term, they plan to create a “Centre of Excellence” for cylinders there. To this end, Wink will make ongoing investments to expand the pool of machinery and staff. This will create additional capacity for the cylinder portfolio and help optimise processes.

Armin Karl Geiger

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