San Jose, CA -October 1, 2009- G&L Precision Die Cutting, Inc. today announced that it has been acquired by Lohmann Corporation, a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Lohmann GmbH & Co, KG, which was founded in 1851. It will retain its name, G&L Precision Die Cutting, but become a limited liability corporation, LLC.
Collectively known worldwide as The Lohmann Group, Lohmann is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty adhesive tapes and high-precision die-cuts. Lohmann adhesive tapes are used in a wide range of industries including automotive, building and construction, in the manufacture of consumer goods, in electrical and electronic devices, in the printing industry, mobile communication and for hygienic products. Worldwide with more than 1,100 employees and manufacturing facilities for solvent, dispersion, hot melt coating, and high-end die-cutting, in the USA, Europe and China, the Lohmann Group is well positioned to serve the ever changing global requirements of its customers for local service and production.
Steven De Jong, President of Lohmann Corporation, USA, said "The acquisition of G&L fills an important role for our global growth plans. We now have a base of operations to support our growth in the Western USA, while also gaining access to the exciting growth market of point-of-care medical devices. With the existing coating and die-cutting capabilities we have in the USA today, it made perfect sense to expand our presence with the addition of G&L." Other locations in the States include Kentucky and Virginia.
G&L founding partners, Loren and Jerry Alberico will continue to operate the company from its existing facility in San Jose and no personnel will be adversely affected. "We remain committed to keeping this team together and to help G&L support its customers' global development" added De Jong. The transition will be seamless for all customers, and G&L expects to be able to offer expanded converting services in the near future. "We are very pleased to become a part of
Lohmann," commented founding co-partner Loren Alberico. "Their strong global presence and legacy of more than 150 years will only enhance our worldwide efforts, and I'm excited about the future for all of us."
G&L Precision Die Cutting is a leading full service converter, specializing in tight-tolerance rotary and flat bed die cutting, slitting, laser cutting, printing, and multilayer laminating. For more than 30 years, the company has been a component supplier to the diagnostic, medical device, specialty industrial, electronics, and commercial marketplaces. Its proprietary GL-187® adhesive is internationally recognized as the standard for diagnostic test strips for lateral flow In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) devices. G&L is poised to remain the market leader to the point-of-care (P-O-C) lateral flow market for many years to come.
For more information on The Lohmann Group and G&L Precision Die Cutting, Inc. visit their websites at www.glprecision.com, lohmanncorp.com , and www.lohmann-tapes.com