Volm Cos., Inc., Antigo, Wis., acquired Atech, Inc., Monte Vista, Colo.
Atech has been a long-time partner of Volm’s, representing the Volmpack line of equipment with a local sales and service model.
With the acquisition, Volm will occupy the current Atech facility, a 7,200-square-foot warehouse set on approximately 9 acres. Through the acquisition, Volm plans to invest in resources and improvements at the location to offer a higher level of direct service for customers in the San Luis Valley area as well as provide for a regional Colorado hub to service those in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
“This purchase allows us to increase our presence in one of the largest fresh potato growing region in the United States. We believe that this higher ‘touch’ frequency with our customers will help us better understand the needs, and ultimately, be able to offer Volm a total solution service to this very important area,” says Daniel Mueller, president and CEO of Volm. “Having a physical presence makes sense for Volm because it makes sense for our customers. We are very excited about this decision, and certainly wish to thank Atech for their many years of representing Volm in this area.”
“In the last year, we’ve built a new, state-of-the-art facility in Pasco, Wash., and opened the doors of Volm Canada in Ancaster, Ontario and Volm Mexico in Mexicali, Mexico,” adds Matt Alexander, vice president of sales and marketing of Volm. “We feel it’s important that our customers across North America know our level of commitment to providing them with the level of service they deserve. The added presence will now allow us to make this possible in this region.”