General Kinematics (GK), a vibratory equipment manufacturer and system integrator located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has announced that it has acquired the Cyrus Schwingtechnik business unit, located in Recklinghausen, Germany. Cyrus provides modular vibratory machines for conveying and screening technology.
According to details on the Cyrus’ website, the company was founded in 1976 and currently has 25 employees. Its website states that it creates “mechanical and system solutions in the field of vibration technology for foundries and the metallurgy, forging, recycling, raw material and commodity sectors, not to mention the food and foodstuff industries.”
According to a news release from General Kinematics, the addition of Cyrus will complement General Kinematics’ portfolio of vibratory solutions. The product range covers the foundry and forging sectors, the recycling industry, raw/base materials and the feed/food industries. General Kinematics reports that Cyrus will remain in Recklinghausen and will operate as a separate brand under General Kinematics Europe.
“It is exciting to add this well-respected brand to our European organization,” says Thomas Musschoot, president of General Kinematics. “We have had great success combining the offerings of both companies in the past, so it made sense when the opportunity arose to build on that success as one integrated company.”
Davide Gado, managing director EMEA of GK Europe, says General Kinematics and Cyrus had worked as partners and “friendly competitors” for a few years. “The relationship allowed us to become familiar with a group of very talented people, which is the heart of every company,” he says. “We grew to appreciate their portfolio of products. Cyrus’ offerings complement GK’s current product lines and allow us greater flexibility in our approach to different customers and industrial sectors.”
Michael Schulte Strathaus, managing partner of Cyrus, says, “I express my pleasure in the acquisition of Cyrus Schwingtechnik business unit by General Kinematics. The merger combines the heavy-duty technology of General Kinematics with the light- and middle-duty product range of Cyrus. It is the best solution out of two worlds and a professional win-win situation for all clients.”