CHARLESTON, SC – AstenJohnson has acquired the assets, intellectual property and order backlog of VIB Systems Inc. in Tucker (Atlanta), GA and VIB Systems GmbH in Maintal, Germany effective November 27.
The US group will be integrated into Paperchine as a separate product line and will continue to market the strong VIB brand. The group will be led by Jack Audas, the current GM of VIB Systems. In Germany, we have formed Paperchine Germany. This company will continue to operate at the current VIB site in Maintal. The German company will be led by Jürgen März and Johann von Asten as temporary general managers.
VIB Systems engineers and designs steamboxes, moisturizers and provides service and spare parts to the paper and corrugated industries. VIB products stand for outstanding quality, innovative design and legendary reliability in the market. Together with a great team of dedicated employees in Tucker and Maintal, we are confident that this will be a very successful addition to the Paperchine product family.
This acquisition is in line with AstenJohnson’s goal to strengthen the Paperchine business. It provides Paperchine a great opportunity to broaden its product offering for our customers.