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K-Tron Finalizes Chinese Acquisition



Published March 28, 2007
K-Tron International, Inc has finalized a previously announced agreement to acquire certain assets of Wuxi Chenghao Machinery Co., Ltd. a privately-owned company in the People’s Republic of China.  The acquired business will operate under the name Wuxi K-Tron Colormax Machinery Co., Ltd. The total cost of the transaction over a five-year period, including the purchase price and payments under related employment and other arrangements with Wuxi Chenghao’s owner, could be as much as  $3.5 million.
   
Wuxi K-Tron Colormax will be located in Luoshe Key Open Industrial Park, Wuxi City, in the Huishan district of Jiangsu province, approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai.  The company will initially employ approximately 65 people and will design, manufacture, market and service volumetric and gravimetric single and twin screw feeders and controls, vibratory trays, pelletizers and pneumatic screen changers for use in plastics compounding and injection molding processes.