November 8, 2010
Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., has launched a new manufacturing and sales operation center based in Berkhamsted, England. The new location is responsible for all sales in the UK, the European Union, and the African continent. The operation also manufactures equipment that is part of the magnetic separation product line.
The expansion coincides with Bunting's April 2008 acquisition of Magnet Applications, a manufacturer and distributor of technical bonded magnets, precision magnetic assemblies, and complementary magnet products.
"Magnet Applications significantly expands Bunting's product and market scope," said Robert J. Bunting, owner and CEO. "Now, by manufacturing Bunting equipment within the EU, we will be able to build on the reputation of both companies and offer a fuller range of magnetic technology to the Eastern Hemisphere."
In May 2010, as part of this expanded presence in Europe, Gareth Meese was named export sales manager for Magnet Applications Ltd. (MAL), a division of Bunting. Meese has dual responsibilities to oversee and develop sales for the product lines for Bunting and MAL.