In a move to give its Reiloy Metall screws and barrels operation a stronger position in North America, Reifenhauser of Troisdorf, Germany, has purchased Westland Corp., Wichita, Kans. Westland is now called Reiloy Westland Corp., an independent unit of Reiloy Metall. Dave Larson, formerly president of Westland, remains as president of the new entity.
In Germany, Reiloy produces barrels using induction-heated centrifugal casting and is the only manufacturer that produces its own metal alloys. Says Larson, “We can now supply the U.S. market with larger quantities and at the same time have additional resources for the future. As part of the family-run Reifenhauser Group, we belong to a group of companies with a strong financial basis and a strategy that isn’t focused on fast profits, but instead on long-term, sustainable growth.”
Reifenhauser also has a U.S. presence with its Reifenhauser-Kiefel business in Danvers, Mass., which offers complete blown film extrusion lines.