At INDEX, machinery and equipment suppliers Rando Machine Corporation and Ramina officially announced a strategic alliance that will allow them to supply turnkey production lines to the nonwovens industry. Rando, based in Macedon, NY, will supply airlaid web formation, fiber preparation, shredding/refiberizing machinery while Ramina, based in Grantorto, Italy, will provide ovens, calenders, winders, slitters, packaging and laminating lines.
"We have found that our product offerings are very complementary," says Rando president and CEO Michael Flaherty. "Ramina offers great solutions for bonding and winding equipment for our fiber preparation and formation lines that require thermal bonding and other finishing equipment."
Meanwhile, through this strategic alliance, Ramina is able to add Rando’s strong and proven airlaid brand with unique capabilities to its business opportunities.
"We are looking forward to this alliance to increase our presence in the U.S. market with a partner who has very strong technical capabilities across multiple, global industries," says Graziano Ramina, CEO of Ramina.
The companies have already developed a history of working together on several successful line installations and expect this alliance to expand these efforts globally.
"Our alliance allows both Rando and Ramina to offer customers one single source," Flaherty adds. "We know each other's machinery and have learned how to integrate both lines efficiently. Through our experience together, we have established clear standards and processes that ensure our customers a smooth installation and commissioning experience."
Customers will be able to test both Rando and Ramina's combined capabilities as Ramina's thermobonding oven and winding equipment will be installed at Rando's New York Research, Development and Technical Center this coming fall allowing customers the opportunity to run trials and develop products on a complete line.
(from http://www.nonwovens-industry.com, See more)