RATH has Taken Over the Production Facility for Refractory Materials for the Container Glass Industry of Bucher Emhart in Owensville/US
Bucher Emhart Glass/CH is convinced that this strategic step is beneficial for all parties involved. RATH/AT will take over all the employees in Bucher Emhart Glass’s production and Research site in Owensville/US, who will gain from the expanded development possibilities within the RATH Group, the specialist for heat-resistant technologies and refractory materials. The specialists from both businesses will profit from synergies in product development as well as production. In addition, customers will benefit from the strengthened business, as there are no actual changes with the RATH Group taking over and continuing the complete production facility as well as the product portfolio. Closing of this deal was 30 August 2019.
By acquiring the production plant in Owensville/US, for the first time now RATH has a production location of its own for creating refractory and wear-components which are needed in the container glass industry. The RATH Group is expanding its glass competence by a further location in Owensville. The other 7 RATH production sites (out of a total of 8) are located in Austria, Hungary, Germany and the USA (now with 3 production sites in USA). Therefore, RATH has a strong team of specialists in the areas of manufacturing, development, engineering, sales and after sales.
"Our aim is to use our own production plants to produce high-quality refractory products for the container and flat glass industry. With the acquisition of the production facility in Owensville, we are enhancing our service and product portfolio and are gaining broader international market access, to become an even stronger and more reliable partner for our customers worldwide. For example, we are expanding the RATH product portfolio to include feeders, forehearth moldings and spare parts for the specialist industry," said the RATH management. "In addition, we are extending our competence leadership in glass thanks to a strengthened R&D team. Our close collaboration with Bucher Emhart Glass in the future means that we will benefit from our mutual strengths and we will pass this added value on to our customers”, the RATH management continued.
Bucher Emhart Glass, a division of Bucher Industries AG, is headquartered in Cham, Switzerland, with offices and manufacturing facilities located throughout the world. The company is a leading supplier of forming machines, inspection machines, controls, and parts to the glass container industry.