Baldwin Technology Co., Inc., St. Louis, announced plans to acquire Air Motion Systems, Inc. (AMS), River Falls, Wis., and re-brand as AMS SPECTRAL UV, combining AMS with Baldwin’s UV division. AMS SPECTRAL UV locations will maintain operations in River Falls; Easton, Pa.; and Slough, UK. 

“This acquisition marks the beginning of a new era in providing high-performance solutions for the UV industry,” says Steve Metcalf, president of AMS SPECTRAL UV. “We’re bringing the top industry minds, technology and experience together to tap an unprecedented opportunity in LED and UV and to serve an ever-widening range of markets and applications.”

Baldwin’s UV division maintains vast experience in highly reactive UV curing and numerous LED applications outside of traditional print markets.

“What AMS SPECTRAL UV will provide customers is a doubling of research and development, engineering, manufacturing capacity and service to meet their growing needs in the market,” says Pat Keogh, one of the commercial leaders of AMS SPECTRAL UV. “We are proud to continue to offer innovative solutions in a new world being driven by the rapid advancement in UV and LED curing technologies.”

Baldwin will leverage its global footprint and supply process automation equipment and related consumables, parts and services for the print, film, corrugated, textile and paper and packaging industries.

“The establishment of AMS SPECTRAL UV strengthens our ability to provide value to our existing customers while remaining responsive to emerging market opportunities,” says Brent Becker, chief executive officer of Baldwin. “This exciting investment underscores our commitment to a strategy that blends organic and acquisition growth to enhance our global footprint and the technology we can deliver to our customers.”