Bohle AG takes over Lixon

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Bohle acquires cutting wheel producer Lixon after negotiations were conducted at glasstec 2014.

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Peter Pokoern, Product Segment Manager for Automatic Cutting Technology, Dennis Kampmann, Technical Distribution for Industrial Glass Processing and Jean-Marc Auger, Vice President Sales for France – all from Bohle AG – after the successful negotiations a
Taking immediate effect, Bohle AG is acquiring 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 has 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 the development of 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 at an industrial scale", Christoph Schmidt, Vice President of Sales Bohle AG, explains the background of the takeover and adds: "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 b...
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