Production site in Mücke remains open
“We are delighted that Arku Plast Spritzguss GmbH will be joining our company as a new business segment,” explains Jürgen Witzendorff, authorised signatory of LINK GmbH Butzbach who is responsible for marketing and sales. On 1 November 2020, the company incorporated Arku Plast, located in Mücke, Germany, as the new “LINK Kunststofftechnik” division. The production site in Mücke with its seven employees will remain open. Going forward, the previous owners Nicole and Oliver Wagner will contribute their expertise as employees of the new business segment.
Arku Plast has been a partner of LINK for 20 years, producing injection-moulded housings for their safety sensors. LINK has also long manufactured its own plastic components for its security and building automation products. “Now we have more capacity, more expertise and more staff”, report managing directors Daniel and Markus Link.
“This allows us to expand our product range, attract new customers and grow our business”, adds Matthias Koch. Mr Koch, Senior Key Account Manager at LINK, will be in charge of expanding LINK Kunststofftechnik together with Nicole and Oliver Wagner. The Wagers will continue to manage Arku Plast’s existing customers: “With LINK, we know that the success of our family business is in excellent hands. We are pleased to have found a home where we can continue to grow the business together.”
The expansion will result in attractive synergy effects. “Instead of offering only plastic products to our customers, we are now able to develop and manufacture our products with the internal technology our customers require, for example circuit boards”, explains Matthias Koch. “This is a welcome added value for our existing customers. It will also help us to position ourselves as an attractive product developer and manufacturer for new customers.”
In the past, LINK has developed and manufactured products mainly for customers in the security and building automation sectors. With the acquisition of Arku Plast, LINK can add customers from other sectors such as the automotive supply and electrical industries, machine building and welding technology.
Nicole and Oliver Wagner (3rd and 4th from left) hand over ownership of Arku Plast to Daniel Link, Jürgen Witzendorff and Markus Link, (1st, 2nd and 5th from left).