Accraply, Inc. has acquired Harland Machine Systems, LTD, Manchester, England. Harland specializes in the design and manufacturing of a comprehensive range of self-adhesive (pressure-sensitive) labeling machinery.
The acquisition adds to Accraply’s ongoing commitment to the self-adhesive labeling industry in Europe and expands the company’s global footprint. The addition of Harland within the family of Accraply, Trine, Graham, Sleevit, and Stanford brands complements the company’s position as a global provider of a complete range of labeling and shrink sleeve application and converting equipment and services. The new partnership also assures Accraply’s position in markets served with the added advantage of the company’s multiple manufacturing, engineering, and service centers in North America and Europe, which support the company’s extensive sales and service networks worldwide.
Founded 44 years ago, Harland’s dedication to innovative research and development and the unparalleled range of labeling machines has solidified them as a market leader.
“The acquisition of Harland complements our existing self-adhesive business with robust technology, a global sales and service network, and a dedicated team that brings experience, passion and a determination to deliver exceptional performance for our customers,” Seamus Lafferty, president of Accraply, Inc., stated. “I am proud to welcome Harland to the Accraply and Barry-Wehmiller family, and I look forward to the combined knowledge and experience of our teams making an immediate and positive impact in the market.”
With the Harland acquisition, privately-held Barry-Wehmiller, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., grows to 84 acquisitions. Since 1987, when it began a robust acquisition strategy, Barry-Wehmiller has experienced significant growth and anticipates revenues will surpass $2.4 billion in 2016.
"It gives me great pleasure to introduce the team members of Harland to the people-centric culture of Barry-Wehmiller. We look forward to many years of creating value together," said Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO.