Equipment supplier Aldus Engineering has merged with label manufacturer Tronics, with the deal to be completed by the end of June.
Ian Guanaria, general manager of Aldus, says he was always looking to expand, and because Aldus and Tronics are not competitors it seemed like a good idea to merge.
“Joining the two companies is a good move for everybody as we operate in the same industry with common clients. It is a natural thing for the two companies as we were both looking to expand.
“I think it will be a great thing for the companies and the customers alike, it means we will have more staff and be serving more customers in Australia and New Zealand,” he says.
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Guanaria says the merger will happen with Tronics Sydney moving to Aldus Sydney with no changes to staff. Both Aldus and Tronics in Melbourne will stay where they are for the foreseeable future.
“It is finalised now, we have just got to integrate the two companies. Tronics will be moving to Aldus by the end of March, with the full integration to be done by the end of June,” he says.
This is not the only big move to happen to Guanaria as he plans to retire after the merger has completed.
“I am planning to retire sometime this year once we get the integration done. I have had 45 years in the industry and I am planning to bring in some youth into the company and do a bit more sailing. I will still be around for quite a while,” he says.
The new merged company will be exhibiting at AusPack 2017 and PacPrint 2017.
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