Stolle Machinery buys Ultra Punch
Can making equipment manufacturer Stolle Machinery has purchased a supplier of die components.
As part of the deal 20 employees of Ultra Punch, of Dayton US, have joined Stolle’s Ohio operations.
Founded in 1973 in Miamisburg, Ohio, near Dayton home of the easy-open end (EOE), Ultra Punch specialises in making high precision punches and die components for tab and lane dies that go into beer/beverage and full-open easy open end conversion systems.
A spokesman explained Stolle Sidney, a leading global supplier of EOE conversion systems and largest customer of Ultra Punch, made the strategic decision to purchase the company to ensure a reliable supply of the specialized tooling components.
The employees, including skilled machinists with many years of experience fabricating small, high precision die components.
The shop is well equipped with a variety of machining centers, centerless and jig grinders, EDM and wire burning machines. Ultra Punch also has a polishing department and a QC lab where every part is checked to ensure it meets the Stolle’s rigid specifications before being shipped to Stolle Sidney.
In Sidney, the dies and components are used in the assembly of new tab and lane dies, and are also supplied as OEM spare parts to Stolle’s conversion system customers around the globe.
According to Ultra Punch operations manager Keith Gilmore, “We are excited to now be a part of the Stolle Machinery family.
“Stolle is making investments in our facility to ensure we have the equipment and people to produce the highest quality die parts.
“We’re proud that when people around the world pop open a drink can, chances are the end and tab were made with the tooling components we produce.”