Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry, acquired Fives North American Guiding on January 30, 2015. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Fives North American Guiding will integrate with Fife Guiding Systems, under the Bertram Capital-owned Maxcess International.
“Today we are excited to combine the strengths of Fives North American Guiding and its talented sales and engineering teams with our Fife Guiding Systems family,” said Greg Jehlik, CEO of Maxcess. “This strategic integration will provide Maxcess with market penetration in the Metals and Tire and Rubber markets, where we see a vast opportunity for growth.”
Fives North American Guiding has more than 50 years experience providing innovative technologies for the web handling industry. The combined entity of Fife and Fives North American Guiding will begin taking orders and providing service and support for both product lines immediately.
“As we have grown to familiarize ourselves with the Fives North American Guiding Systems team over the past several months, it has become clear that our application knowledge and product offering will greatly expand through this strategic integration,” said Darren Irons, General Manager of Fife.
About Maxcess: Maxcess helps the web handling industry maximize productivity with convenient access to innovative products and services worldwide. By bringing together the leading brands of Webex, Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR, Maxcess has built an unrivaled network of application experts with more than 200 years combined experience to help customers improve efficiency and production quality anywhere in the world.
About Fives: Fives North American Guiding Systems is an application-focused provider of web and strip guiding, web spreading, and width measurement engineered solutions. Fives NA Guiding Systems offers custom designed detectors, electro-mechanical actuators, controllers, hydraulic power units and valve stands, spreaders, and guide frames to provide the optimal price/performance solution. Founded in 1957, Guiding Systems offers a broad spectrum of capabilities including engineering design, installation management, startup support, field service, and training seminars.