Turck acquires a 50 per cent interest in Chartwell Automation
October 7, 2014 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 7, 2014 – Industrial automation manufacturer Turck has acquired a 50 per cent interest in Chartwell Automation Inc., effective October 1, 2014. The new company, named Turck Chartwell Canada Inc., is based in Markham, Ont.
In addition, on October 1, 2017, Turck will purchase the remaining shares in the company, at which point the company will be called Turck Canada Inc.
Chartwell co-founders Mark and Steve Boehmer have signed long-term management contracts and will continue in their respective roles as president and vice-president of sales and marketing.
“This is a very exciting event for both companies, for our employees, our distributor partners and customers,” Mark and Steve Boehmer said in a press release. “Our greatest assets have always been our people, and by joining forces with Turck, we believe that it will allow us to provide a wider array of services with enhanced knowledge and expertise. Our partnership with Turck will create a more comprehensive infrastructure with faster response times and access to all of the resources available through the world wide network that Turck has established.”
Chartwell has been Turck’s exclusive partner in Canada since Chartwell was founded in 1983. Turck Chartwell Canada Inc. will continue to provide application and technical support for the products in its core categories of sensing, fieldbus, interface and connectivity.
Founded in 1965, Turck, a manufacturer of industrial automation products, has more than 3,350 employees working in 28 subsidiaries and sales partners in 60 other countries. Turck has state-of-the-art production facilities in Germany, Switzerland, the U.S., Mexico and China.
“Though our name has changed, our distributor partners and customers can rely on the same personal working relationships that they have had in the past,” said Mark and Steve Boehmer. “They will still be dealing with the same people and they can depend on the same quality of work. Our lineup of products from other world-renowned suppliers will continue to be available through Turck Chartwell Canada Inc.”