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Trodat acquires British engraving business



22. June 2010

Trotec Laser Limited has acquired the assets of Suregrave Limited, from the administrators MCR and plans to continue trading as Suregrave under the direction and leadership of the Trotec Laser Ltd management team, part of the Austrian Trodat Group.

Suregrave manufacture an extensive range of engraveable materials for both rotary engraving machines and laser engravers and also manufacture the leading Suregrave brand of mechanical engraving machines from its location in the North East of England. Trotec plans to continue to manufacture and sell these core products but will also look to increase distribution of its own international leading brand of Laser Engraving and Cutting machines through Suregrave's extensive network of customers.

Trotec Laser Ltd is the UK subsidiary of Trotec GMBH, the leading international manufacturer and brand of Laser machines for engraving, cutting and marking. Trotec is part of the Trodat group of companies, headquartered in Wels, Austria. Trodat is the world's leading brand and manufacturer of self-inking stamps.

Key employees of Suregrave have been retained and the business will continue to provide quality products and services to its existing customer base. Existing customer contacts and key personnel remain in place and customers should continue to use the current communication channels to place orders. Significant improvements in order fulfilment are expected immediately.

Ian Bradbeer, Managing Director of Trotec Laser Ltd and Trodat (UK) Ltd, said ‘the acquisition of Suregrave is a tremendous boost for Trotec in the UK, enabling us to rapidly expand the network for sales of our European-built and brand-leading Trotec Laser machines used for engraving, cutting and marking. Simultaneously, this will allow the Suregrave product portfolio to develop and prosper with the solid financial backing and management support of the Trotec and Trodat group'.

The Suregrave brand is to continue as the Engraving & Materials Division of Trotec Laser Ltd in the UK.  

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