Bizerba has acquired 51% of Canadian label manufacturer Tekno Label, thereby expanding its service portfolio with technical expertise in the linerless technology with a particular focus on the food, retail and tire sector.
The new company will operate under Bizerba Tekno Label Inc. in future.
“This partnership strengthens our position in the US as the industry-leading provider of linerless, thermo-direct and quality labels,” said Frederic LaBrie, future president of the company.
“We will particularly benefit from the know-how that this specialized company has in the industrial label-processing and coating sector.”
The company has five employees and will be working with about 15 staff in a newly-equipped 2,400 sqm facility in Boucherville, Quebec.
Unlike conventional labels whose liner needs a lot of space on the label roll, linerless labels are provided with a special surface coating, and self wound like a roll of tape.
Eliminating the liner means much more labels can be wound on a roll of a given diameter. Industry and retail customers can benefit from less waste, a significant increase of the printable area per label roll and less roll change.