Reduction Engineering, Inc., American company and a worldwide supplier of pelletizers, pulverizers, and rotational molding equipment has purchased the pelletizer business of C.F. Scheer & Cie, GmbH, the world's largest manufacturer of strand pelletizers. The acquisition will operate under the name Scheer Reduction Engineering GmbH. The move is part of a series of initiatives that has given Reduction Engineering broad international marketing and manufacturing capabilities for pelletizers, pulverizers, and
rotational molding equipment, starting with the purchase of the Conair line of strand
pelletizers in 2006.
C.F. Scheer builds strand and underwater pelletizers at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and maintains a facility in Shanghai to provide sales, service, and parts. Reduction Engineering completed construction of a new US$3.5 mln headquarters plant in Kent, OH last year. At the same time, it signed an agreement with Austria-based ECON GmbH to provide sales and service throughout the Americas for ECON underwater pelletizers. Reduction Engineering has also expanded production of its range of pulverizers by starting up manufacturing at the Brazilian headquarters of its Rotoline operations, which is an international supplier of rotomolding equipment.