Motan takes over Bolder automation
As of 1st July 2021, motan holding gmbh, Constance, has taken over all shares in Limburg–based (Germany) Bolder automation GmbH. With Bolder’s expertise in customised solutions and its international customer base, motan will sustainably strengthen its portfolio of products and solutions for the blow moulding and extrusion sectors.
Founded in 1993 by Dr Georg Bolder in Limburg an der Lahn, Germany, and managed by him since then, the company specialises in the control of continuous processes in the plastics industry, especially on extrusion and blow moulding lines. Dr Georg Bolder:
“Our strengths are customer- and process-specific solutions as required in extrusion. For this purpose, we use measurement and control technology on the extrusion lines and integrate material conveying, dryers and dosing & mixing systems. For OEM customers, the control and operation of these process parts is transferred to the complete extrusion line. Processors benefit from a holistic solution when modernising their lines”.
Bolder has been cooperating with the motan group in various development and customer projects since 2001. With the takeover of Bolder, Managing Director Sandra Füllsack expects a number of positive effects: “Over the past decades, Bolder has built up process technology knowledge and an excellent reputation in the industry. In addition, the employees know motan’s products very well from previous projects. This gives the motan group much better access to the international extrusion world – and as of now Bolder can utilise motan’s international sales network.”
The modular control technology developed by Bolder makes it possible to network material conveying and dosing & mixing systems from various manufacturers with different extruder types and – in conjunction with modern measuring technology – control them precisely. Even hard to handle raw materials and exacting dosing tolerances can be controlled with a high degree of process reliability. Process and control know-how for the realisation of customised applications are available from one reliable partner. In addition, the close proximity of Bolder and the Technical Center of Motan gmbh in Friedrichsdorf provides the Bolder team with excellent testing and development facilities.
“Customer enquiries for raw materials handling systems are becoming more and more individual, this applies to injection moulding, but especially to extrusion,” notes Sandra Füllsack. “This is where we are bringing additional expertise in-house.”
Dr Georg Bolder will lead the company as managing director until 31 August 2021 and will act in an advisory capacity until the end of the year. In addition, he will accompany two employees working in the company until the end of their dual studies. Bolder is to continue at the Limburg location with all eleven employees and as a separate brand.
The motan group based in Constance was founded in 1947. As leading provider for sustainable raw material handling, they operate in the areas injection moulding, blow moulding, extrusion and compounding. Innovative, modular system solutions for storage, drying and crystallisation, conveying, dosing, and mixing of raw materials for the plastics manufacturing and processing industries are part of the application orientated product range. Production takes place at different production sites in Germany, India, and China. Motan distribute their products and system solutions via their regional centres. With over 550 employees currently, a yearly turnover of roughly 100 million euros is achieved. Because of their network and long-standing experience, motan can offer their customers what they really need: Individually tailored solutions with real added value.
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Sandra Füllsack: “Through this acquisition we bring additional expertise in-house.”
(in picture Dr Georg Bolder and Sandra Füllsack)
(Image: motan group)