CMD Corporation has acquired Ligornetto, Switzerland-based advanced converting solutions provider flex4 of. The acquisition will expand CMD’s international footprint to include a Europe-based service center.

“We are pleased to offer our international customers the exceptional technical support of the flex4 team” says Stephen Sakai, CMD president. “Establishing a centrally located European center for quick-response service is an important goal for CMD, and the team at flex4 has extensive experience in equipment service and technology with personnel skilled in machine controls and programming and electrical/mechanical engineering expertise. flex4 is uniquely qualified and ready to meet the needs of our customers.”

flex4 is an established supplier of service support for all brands of pouch equipment throughout Europe. They will continue to service their existing customers, and will now also offer CMD pouch machinery customers - directly and through CMD agents - an array of services provided by experienced technical experts.

flex4 will also support CMD agents throughout Europe by providing quick, reliable equipment service response for their customers. CMD agents may expand their pouch machinery offerings to include the full line of flex4 products and services to their customers. Customers of CMD bag converting equipment will benefit from the new regional service center by having a nearby location from which service, support and technical consultation can be easily and quickly dispatched.

CMD and flex4 have collaborated on projects and customer support in the United States and Europe for three years, and have established an excellent working relationship. 

“Identifying how each of our firms has strengths to offer our respective customers has made the value to customers greater than the sum of its parts,” says Davide Tesin, flex4 operations manager/software engineer.

Adds Sakai: “flex4 has aligned well with CMD’s commitment to advance technology, and has been particularly helpful in jointly developing software solutions for machine control on the pouch equipment side.”

flex4 will retain its name, but will be known as a CMD company.