NGA - Next Generation Analytics -, the parent company of both Collin Lab & Pilot Solutions and BritAS Recyclinganlagen, has announced that it has purchased 49% of the shares of its longstanding strategic partner, 2W System.
As a result of the deal, the name of the Inzersdorf, Austria-based tool manufacturer has been changed to Comelt – Collin Melt Solutions GmbH, with immediate effect.
Over the years, Comelt has worked closely with both the subsidiary companies in the group, and with NGA.
NGA develops test devices and lines for the plastics processing industry, including melt filters, automatic screen change systems, laboratory and test lines for plastics processing and recycling machines. The company also offers simulation services.
Collin Lab & Pilot Solutions develops and manufactures intelligent modular pilot & laboratory lines. The company has also developed expertise in the development and design of extrusion dies. The die design simulation studies are performed by NGA using the latest 3D-CAD- and CFD-software.
With a view to further growth, Collin is investing in new production lines to expand its portfolio and in-house production capacity. Under the product brand Comelt–Collin Die Solutions, the company now will offer a wider range of extrusion dies and accessories. For example, Collin’s slot dies are now available in widths of up to 2,400 mm. Moreover, from now on, all die production will be concentrated in one place - in Inzersdorf.
According to Comelt co-CEOs Bernhard Winter, the founder of 2W System and DI Dr. Friedrich Kastner, managing partner of NGA GmbH, the reason for the move was, among other things, to increase the company’s knowhow and its production capacity, in order to meet the requirements of the international market. More specifically, it is about the production of components for Collin and BritAS products.
“We have been developing, designing and manufacturing dies for decades,” said Dr. Kastner. “In the future, besides contract production for Collin, Comelt will manufacture all dies in Inzersdorf.“