DCOS group buys Plauen automation partners IGA

After years of working with the German company, Automation House Sweden - which owns DCOS Sweden, Tensor International and Amal Webline - has taken control of IGA Plauen.

The automation company - which has its origins in the former manroland Plauen operation - will be renamed to DCOS IGA Automation. Years of specialisation in electrical design, software development, machine safety and project management have given IGA an established position as solution provider to printers and partners in the global market.

The acquisition of IGA further enhances capabilities for DCOS, which has developed a global reputation for its closed-loop density control systems and retrofit solutions as a single-source, brand-independent automation provider.

DCOS chief executive Mattias Andersson says the Swedish company completed its first retrofit project in the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region in 2011 and and has equipped several presses in this market with DCOS automation. "However, it has always been obvious that a local organisation would be advantageous to support sales, project and service efforts, not least due to language," he says.

"This acquisition and partnership with IGA is a strategic step for DCOS. I see an excellent growth potential in the DACH market for our automation solutions and being able to run projects, service and support from our Plauen office will certainly strengthen our position.

"Secondly, partnering with IGA not only helps us grow our organisation with qualified and experienced engineers, it also adds new competences to our group that gives edge to our offer."

IGA founder and managing director Stefan Leissner says he is pleased to have taken the step after working with DCOS for many years: "We want to merge the strengths of each individual company to further improve our capability and capacity in our projects to the benefit for our new and existing customer base."

Pictured: Mattias Andersson (left) with co-managing directors of IGA Automation Uwe Zeh and Stefan Leissner

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