LVD Co. has acquired automation solutions provider Compac S.r.l. of Urbino, Italy.
The acquisition expands LVD’s portfolio of automation systems for flat sheet and tube laser cutting machinery at a time when sheet metal fabricators are increasingly automating their production processes to improve overall efficiency.
With the acquisition, Compac becomes part of the LVD Group. LVD has been partnered with Compac since 2016 to produce automatic warehouse systems for numerous LVD laser cutting equipment installations in Italy.
Compac specializes in the design, manufacture and integration of high-tech automatic warehouse systems, input and output handling systems, load and unload devices, and custom automation systems for industry. The company has grown its range of business and automation products. Its automation solutions include handling systems for magazine and cardboard industries and conveyor lines for metal cleaning machines.
LVD will add Compac’s metal fabrication systems to its automation offerings, broadening the choice of solutions for its punch press, fiber laser and tube laser cutting machines. The metal fabrication systems will be branded as LVD. Compac will retain its brand for automation solutions supplied to other markets.
All Compac products will continue to be manufactured at the company’s 7000 sq m (75,347 sq. ft.) production site in Italy.