Auxiliary equipment maker K-Tron International Inc. is being integrated with the Coperion GmbH brand.
As of Oct.1, K-Tron will operate under the brand name Coperion K-Tron.
K-Tron was owned by Batesville, Ind.-based industrial company Hillenbrand Inc. when Hillenbrand bought Coperion, a Stuttgard, Germany-based maker of compounding extruders.
According to Coperion, the integration is meant to reflect the company’s ability to offer complete customized compounding systems and bulk materials handlings systems from a single supplier. “This brand strategy will allow our customers to comprehend our globally unique range of products more easily,” Coperion president Thomas Kehl said in a press release. “It also enables us to more easily utilize the forces of globalization to our own advantage.”