Year: 2021

Fluence Automation has been sold to BlueCrest

Headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Fluence Automation is a provider of automation solutions for postal, parcel and e-commerce fulfillment. The company designs, develops and supports fully automated sortation, distribution and mail process management solutions for commercial enterprises. Fluence’s solution set includes products for material handling; letters, parcels and flats sorting; high speed print and apply labeling; postal parcel processing; inbound / receiving; vote-by-mail; verification and inspection; postal shipping / application software for mail, flats and parcels; optical character recognition software and address look-up.

With this acquisition, Danbury, Connecticut-based BlueCrest now directly provides all critical solution layers to customers, such as application solutions with hardware, software, controls and imaging. Fluence will maintain its principal location in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and in the short term will be referred to as Fluence Automation, a BlueCrest company. For more information, please visit www.fluenceautomation.com and www.bluecrestinc.com.

About BlueCrest

BlueCrest is the leader in the global high-volume postal/parcel automation industry, delivering enterprise solutions for mail inserting and sorting, parcel sorting, printing equipment, software, and services. For more information visit www.BlueCrestInc.com/.

About Fluence Automation

As a leading provider of automation for postal, parcel and eCommerce fulfillment, Fluence Automation designs, develops and supports fully automated sortation, distribution and mail-process management solutions for commercial enterprises. For additional information, visit www.FluenceAutomation.com

About Colfax Creek Capital

Colfax Creek is a private investment firm that takes a long-term approach to invest in smaller middle-market companies.  The firm invests in consumer product, service, and industrial companies in the Great Lake States.  We prefer to support existing management in control investments, but we will support limited management transitions.  Colfax Creek is based in Birmingham, MI.  For more information visit: www.colfaxcreek.com.


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Hyperion Materials & Technologies acquires GLE Precision

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Hyperion Materials & Technologies, a leading global materials science company that develops hard and super-hard materials for a wide range of industries and applications, announced today it has acquired GLE Precision, a Michigan-based manufacturer that specializes in high-precision small parts, extreme surface finishes and tolerances.

“We are very excited to add GLE’s highly complementary precision manufacturing capabilities to our global footprint and decades-long legacy of materials innovation,” said Ron Voigt, Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion. “GLE possesses unique knowledge in the manufacture of precision tooling, dies, components and other special wear parts. Together we can greatly expand the products and services we offer to a more diverse set of customers, especially those who manufacture high-value products in the waterjet cutting, semiconductor, fiber optics, medical and aerospace industries.”

Founded in 1961 as a manufacturer of plug and ring gages, GLE has evolved into a cutting-edge global precision machining leader by solving customers’ complex problems with responsiveness and quality. The company precision grinds tungsten carbide, ceramic and other hard exotic materials, and produces custom parts, all to customer specifications.

“We specialize in extreme tolerances, small parts and high surface finishes that cannot be accomplished by many others in the world, and we build relationships with our clients to empower them by turning their visions into reality,” said Clint Bucholz, President and General Manager of GLE. “The skilled and experienced team that has been vital to our growth and success is thrilled to join Hyperion, which shares our values and commitment to developing innovative solutions for customers worldwide.”

Voigt added, “Bringing GLE into the Hyperion Materials & Technologies family creates exciting possibilities for applying our materials expertise, and we look forward to this enhanced ability to deliver solutions to customers around the globe as we continue to focus on service, innovation and growth.” 

To learn more, visit GLE-Precision.com or check out GLE’s profiles on LinkedIn or YouTube


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