IST METZ Repositions for LED UV

PrintAction Staff
December 01, 2015
By PrintAction Staff
Christian-Marius Metz, CEO (from left to right), Holger Kühn, Managing Director Sales, Dr. Robert Sänger, Managing Director Technology (as of January 1, 2016).
Christian-Marius Metz, CEO (from left to right), Holger Kühn, Managing Director Sales, Dr. Robert Sänger, Managing Director Technology (as of January 1, 2016).
IST METZ GmbH of Nürtingen, Germany, is repositioning itself to take advantage of the growing business in LED UV systems. In May 2015, the company acquired the majority interest of Integration Technology Ltd., which develops such systems, and IST METZ has now reorganized its management board.

The UV market is changing: Besides the classic UV medium pressure lamps, in recent years the curing of inks and varnishes by means of UV LEDs has been established. This has even opened up whole new business areas, e.g. in the industrial joining technology. Offering both types of UV systems, IST METZ GmbH has even further expanded the LED business this year. Apart from the successful market launch of its own high-performance LED products, the acquisition of the majority interest in the British UV systems manufacturer Integration Technology Ltd. in May brought an additional gain in expertise in this field.

Christian-Marius Metz, grandson of deceased company founder Gerhard Metz and previous Head of the Central Area Operations & Services, becomes Chief Executive Officer of IST METZ.

Holger Kühn was named Managing Director Sales. He has been part of the company for 17 years in various functions in sales, most recently as Head of the Central Area Sales. Dr. Robert Sänger will complete the management board at the beginning of next year as Managing Director Technology. Having been Head of Development at the subsidiary eta plus electronic GmbH, he will now join the parent company. Dirk Jägers, previous Managing Director of IST METZ GmbH, left the company.

“We are looking forward to running the company in the spirit of my grandfather”, said Christian-Marius Metz. “We are leading in the industry in terms of know-how in UV technology, and we will know how to make the most of it.”

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