San Mateo, CA and Oklahoma City, OK, November 7, 2017– Maxcess International (“Maxcess”), a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, has acquired Menges Roller Company (“Menges”). Headquartered in Wauconda, Illinois, Menges will join Valley Roller, Webex, Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR under the Bertram Capital-owned Maxcess umbrella.
“We are excited to partner with the Menges family and management team to continue building upon the success they have achieved over the past five decades,” said Tim Heston, Principal at Bertram Capital. “Consistent with Bertram’s value creation strategy, Bertram High-5SM, this transaction marks the fourth add-on acquisition for the Maxcess platform under our ownership and we plan to continue that strategy with other differentiated and market leading businesses like Menges.”
Menges is a three-generation, family-owned company with more than 50 years’ experience in the roller business, including advanced capabilities in chill rollers, heat transfer rollers and rubber rollers, as well as world-class service and support. Menges will expand Maxcess’ roll expertise and increase its aftermarket offering while adding value to a thriving portfolio of web handling solutions. Charlie Menges, who represents the third generation of ownership, will continue to work with the Menges team and Matt Menges will remain as a shareholder and advisor to Maxcess.
“The acquisition of a storied brand like Menges Roller Company adds tremendous value to our family of web handling companies,” said Greg Jehlik, CEO of Maxcess. “The breadth and depth of their product offering will complement our Webex and Valley Roller brands, further expanding the one-stop-shop advantage we bring to our customers.”
“Adding our precision roll business to the Maxcess family is an ideal fit,” said Matt Menges, President of Menges Roller Company. “After decades of being in the industry, I have seen Maxcess evolve into the market leader it is today. Maxcess’ comprehensive product offering, in combination with our precision rolls, will allow us to add value to our combined customer base as an integrated supplier with an expanded box of tools to help solve their web handling challenges.”
Maxcess helps its customers maximize productivity through innovative products and services worldwide. By combining more than 300 years of global service and support across the storied brands of Valley Roller, Webex, Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR, Maxcess offers an unrivaled network of application experts. Visit them online at www.maxcessintl.com.
About Menges Roller Company
Menges Roller was established in 1966 by Louis J. Menges, and the company has seen strong and steady growth ever since. Menges Roller is recognized as a leader in industrial rollers for the converting, plastic packaging, non-wovens, pulp & paper, and allied metal markets. Visit them online at www.mengesroller.com.
About Bertram Capital
With over $1.3 billion in committed capital, Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower middle market companies. By supplying flexible investment capital and committing a wealth of operational and strategic resources to each investment, we make it our core objective to move companies, management teams, and employees toward unlocking their full potential. Visit www.bcap.com for more information.