BST eltromat acquires a Majority Stake in Nyquist Systems


BST eltromat International has increased its stake in Nyquist Systems GmbH, Landsberg am Lech, Germany, through its parent company elexis AG. The company now holds a majority interest in the company which makes inspection systems for narrow web printing processes. The first investment in Nyquist Systems was acquired at the beginning of 2018. BST eltromat has been distributing the inspection systems of the TubeScan family from Nyquist Systems worldwide for five years as part of an exclusive partnership. With their performance and reliability, these systems ideally complement BST eltromat’s offering in the areas of 100% inspection and web monitoring in the narrow web market. Nyquist Systems, in turn, benefits from BST eltromat’s high profile and the company’s global sales and service network. This allows customer projects to be implemented quickly. The shared success of the two companies is reflected in the figures: Just recently, they jointly celebrated the sale of the 1000th TubeScan system at Nyquist Systems in Landsberg.

“The acquisition of the majority stake in Nyquist Systems was a strategic decision. BST eltromat is now integrated into the future developments of Nyquist Systems and can thus optimally adapt the shared solution portfolio to the requirements of label and packaging printing,” says BST eltromat Managing Director Kristian Jünke, explaining his company’s motivation to increase its stake in Nyquist Systems after only one year. “The comprehensive practical experience that BST eltromat has acquired over the last few decades in the area of print inspection is now being added directly to the specialist knowledge of Nyquist Systems in the narrow web market. In combination with our other products, this results in added value based on factors such as digital networking, and helps our customers make the best possible use of their value chain.” The result is a further strengthening of the shared market leadership in quality assurance systems for web-processing production processes and, to a certain extent, is the next logical step in the intensive partnership between the two companies.

“With BST eltromat behind it, Nyquist Systems has more power than ever before in regard to developing new innovative features and products. For this reason alone, the acquisition of the majority stake by BST eltromat is good news for our shared customers. It gives them the long-term assurance that, in BST eltromat and Nyquist Systems, they have stable partners they can rely on,” said Nyquist Systems Managing Director Dr. Stephan Krebs, welcoming the even closer cooperation between the two companies. For example, in the past the strategic partnership had already aimed to cover the quality assurance requirements of label and packaging manufacturers for web-processing processes from a single provider.

Nyquist Systems was founded in 2004 and quickly established itself in the market as a provider of innovative inspection systems for narrow web printing processes. Over the years, Nyquist Systems has successively expanded its product portfolio. The customer-specific configurable solutions of the TubeScan family cover a wide range of different requirements for 100% print inspection with integrated web monitoring in narrow web printing with a high degree of reliability. If customers use several inspection systems from the TubeScan family at the same time, the QLink workflow from Nyquist Systems offers them a variety of options for synchronizing and handling data as well as for defect editing.

BST eltromat has been presenting the TubeScan family solutions from Nyquist Systems at its exhibition booths at international exhibitions for years. This spring, for example, the company will be showing the innovative TubeScan Digital Strobe 4k at ICE Europe 2019. With its innovative 9-megapixel camera technology “Made in Germany,” it is the world’s first 100% hybrid-based inspection system with a resolution of 4k. The 4k camera has been available as an option for the entire TubeScan portfolio since the beginning of 2019.