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Joint Venture for Gravure Cylinders

Bleienbach, Switzerland | A joint venture for the development, manufacture, sale, aftersales, and service of gravure cylinder-making equipment has been announced. A new company, designated Heliograph Holding, comprises the newly founded Daetwyler Graphics as well as Hell Gravure Systems, K. Walter, Bauer Logistik, Schepers, Daetwyler R&D Dayton, and their worldwide sister companies. These companies will continue to distribute Daetwyler doctor blades and diamonds. Max Rid will head Heliograph Holding as CEO.

In the US, activities and employees involved in sales and service of gravure cylinder-making equipment at Max Daetwyler Corp. will remain in Huntersville, NC, but will operate as K. Walter Service Corp. K. Walter Service will maintain its employees and location in Inman, SC. Ralph Daetwyler has been named president of K. Walter Service Corp. with Bob Speiss continuing as VP.

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