Turck acquires 50% interest in Chartwell Automation
Mark and Steve Boehmer, co-founders Chartwell Automation Inc. established April 1983, have announced that effective October 1, 2014, Turck has acquired a 50% interest in Chartwell Automation Inc.
The new company name is Turck Chartwell Canada Inc. Further, on October 1, 2017 Turck will buy the remaining shares in the company at which point they will have 100% interest in a new subsidiary Turck Canada Inc. Mark and Steve Boehmer have signed long term management contracts and will continue in their respective roles.
“This is a very exciting event for both companies, for our employees, our distributor partners and customers,” the Chartwell founders said in a statement.
“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 its start in business in 1983 having grown the Turck brand and name into one of the leading automation suppliers in Canada.
“We have similar corporate cultures, values and philosophies on doing business. Turck Chartwell Canada Inc. will continue to provide outstanding application and technical support for the array of products in our core categories of sensing, field bus, interface and connectivity,” the Boehmers said.
“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. They will still be dealing with the same people and they can depend on the same quality of work.
“Our line up of products from other world renowned suppliers will continue to be available through Turck Chartwell Canada Inc.
Founded in 1965, Turck has become one of the leading manufacturers in the field of industrial automation. With more than 3350 employees working in 28 subsidiaries and sales partners in 60 other countries, Turck is truly a global company. Turck offers product and technical solutions for a wide variety of applications in the fields of factory and process automation.
Turck’s state-of-the-art production facilities in Germany, Switzerland, the U.S., Mexico and China ensure fast and flexible response to the demands of local markets.