Datacard acquires Ga-Vehren Engineering

Source: Datacard Group

Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced that it has acquired the assets and ongoing business operations of Ga-Vehren Engineering, a manufacturer of flexible, high speed print and package finishing machinery used in plastic card delivery, direct mail and commercial printing environments.

The purchase of the St. Louis, Missouri-based operations brings complementary new products to the Datacard Group portfolio, significantly enhancing its ability to pursue growth opportunities in mobile telecom, loyalty, gift card, direct mail, commercial printing, and print and package finishing. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

"Our customers increasingly require more dynamic solution offerings and services for their high speed mailing and fulfillment operations," said Jeff Hattara, Datacard Group president and CEO. "As part of the Datacard family, Ga-Vehren systems present a unique opportunity to further address this customer need, to leverage the strength of our global distribution and service channels, and to enhance the investments of those customers currently shared by the two companies."

"Ga-Vehren high speed sheet finishing systems offer Datacard Group customers a new dimension of speed and flexibility," said Jeff Peters, president and COO of Ga-Vehren. "Designed to protect customers' investment, they can be easily configured to efficiently handle jobs requiring a wide variety of form and carrier styles. They offer multiple options for folding forms and carriers and affixing cards and other objects to them."

"Customers acknowledge that both Datacard Group and Ga-Vehren are known for their quality and innovation," said Hattara. "We will rely on these shared competencies as we continue to serve the established base of Ga-Vehren customers and set our sights on introducing Ga-Vehren solutions to a global market."

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