Baldwin Acquires Air Motion Systems

ST. LOUIS, MO | Baldwin Technology Company reports a merger with Air Motion Systems, a merger that reportedly will create a premier provider of UV and LED curing technology across the globe.

Baldwin, supplier of highly reactive UV, LED UV, and IR drying systems, has acquired Air Motion Systems, provider of LED UV curing technology for the graphic arts industry. The new entity of Baldwin, part of the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies, will rebrand as AMS SPECTRAL UV and combine AMS with Baldwin’s UV division. AMS SPECTRAL UV locations will continue to grow their operations in River Falls, WI; Easton, PA; and Slough, U.K.

“This acquisition marks the beginning of a new era in providing high-performance solutions for the UV industry,” says AMS SPECTRAL UV president Steve Metcalf. “We’re bringing the top industry minds, technology and experience together to tap an unprecedented opportunity in LED and UV, and to serve an ever-widening range of markets and applications.”

“What AMS SPECTRAL UV will provide customers is a doubling of research and development, engineering, manufacturing capacity, and service to meet their growing needs in the market,” says Pat Keogh, one of the commercial leaders of AMS SPECTRAL UV. “We are proud to continue to offer innovative solutions in a new world being driven by the rapid advancement in UV and LED curing technologies.”

“The establishment of AMS SPECTRAL UV strengthens our ability to provide value to our existing customers while remaining responsive to emerging market opportunities,” says Brent Becker, CEO of Baldwin. “This exciting investment underscores our commitment to a strategy that blends organic and acquisition growth to enhance our global footprint and the technology we can deliver to our customers.”

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