K 2013: Gloucester & Pearl talk about life after acquisition

Dusseldorf - After acquiring both Pearl Technologies and Future Design in 2012, Gloucester Engineering Co. went to K 2013 with a full range of new offerings.

"Our display show the expansion of our capabilities and the competiveness of our company since our acquisitions and growth," Laurent Cros, VP aftermarket and service operations for Gloucester, told PlasticsToday. "And our main message is that we are working together with them and offering support."

Pearl Technologies is a Savannah, NY-based manufacturer of consumable parts for converting and extrusion capital equipment. The company is known for custom-made attachments, which are sold to various end users in the medical and food packaging industries.

Cros said that Pearl is a "great example" of the type of company GEC looks to acquire as Pearl's line of auxiliary equipment complements Gloucester's current systems.

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