Bohle AG has taken over the cutting wheel producer, Lixon sprl and as a result, further expands its ‘market leadership’ in automatic glass cutting.
,The long-established company from Ransart, Belgium, is the second largest supplier of this industry sector in Europe and is said to have had a ‘significant influence’ on the development of glass cutting wheels for flat glass for more than 100 years. The Clip-S, still widely used today, was one of the company’s product innovations. In addition, Lixon pioneered in developing new materials for cutting wheels.
,The negotiations about the acquisition of all company assets, including machines, customer data, trademark rights, patents and production goods, were conducted at glasstec 2014. This does not include a succession in title.
,“With the takeover of Lixon’s business activities, Bohle reinforces its leading position in cutting technology for float or automotive glass producers and for companies which process glass on an industrial scale,” said Christoph Schmidt, vice president of sales at Bohle AG. “The high Lixon quality successfully rounds off the supreme quality Bohle cutting wheel portfolio and enables us to address new target groups.”
,According to Schmidt, the first priority now is to guarantee the uninterrupted supply of existing Lixon customers with cutting technology in order to ensure a smooth production flow. For this purpose, all direct Lixon customers and trade partners will be contacted by Bohle shortly.