REMA TIP TOP AG acquires Polytechna AG. With the acquisition of the full-range supplier for conveyor technology based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, the REMA TIP TOP Group strengthens its strategic position in Switzerland.
Polytechna AG has been operating in the field of conveyor technology for decades. The Swiss company represents well-known manufacturers of conveyor belts, drum motors and drive rollers, checkweighers, metal detectors, track & trace systems, bagging and bag emptying machines, as well as components for conveyor systems. As a full-range supplier, Polytechna offers not only a broad product portfolio but also professional services for companies in various industries, from food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, logistics, printing and paper, industry and agriculture to wood and textiles.
"Markets change, customer requirements become more complex. For years, REMA-TIP TOP Vulc-Material AG and Polytechna AG have shared the commitment to exceed our customers' expectations with a broad product range, technical know-how and customer service at the highest level," explains Petra Vontz, Managing Director of REMA-TIP TOP Vulc-Material AG. With the acquisition of Polytechna AG as a 100 percent subsidiary of REMA-TIP TOP Vulc-Material AG, know-how and services will be bundled as of now to strengthen and further expand the leading position of both companies in the Swiss market.
The REMA TIP TOP Group already operates four sites in Switzerland. With the acquisition of Polytechna AG, another location is added, which further densifies the service network in Switzerland. "As of now, 24 service technicians and a nationwide network of technical consultants at 5 locations are on duty around the clock for our customers," Urs Berchtold, Head of Service and Sales at Polytechna, is pleased to announce. In addition to expanding and extending the service network, there are plans to further promote the digitalization of maintenance using the company’s field management system and procurement via the REMA TIP TOP online store.
REMA TIP TOP is a globally operating system provider of services and products in the field of conveying and treatment technology as well as tire repair. The company has a global service network and offers a wide range of rubber products, linings and coatings for both the industrial and automotive sectors. Over almost a hundred years, the company has built up unique expertise in materials development and industrial services and is active in the belting, material processing, surface protection and automotive sectors. At the end of the 2020 financial year, REMA TIP TOP generated sales of about 1 billion euros. Worldwide the company employs 8,000 employees and has more than 180 subsidiaries and associated companies – including well-known brands such as Dunlop Belting Products South Africa and Asplit.