Rulli Rulmeca Acquires Melco

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Posted in: , on 15. Jan. 2007 - 17:51


On December, 6th 2006 Rulli Rulmeca S.p.A., headquarters of the Rulmeca Group of Companies, announced the acquisition of the leading South African roller manufacturer MELCO Conveyor Equipment, a well known brand in South Africa and on the international bulk handling market.

Melco, established by Mel and Roy Cohen in 1970, employs over 250 people all dedicated to the design, manufacture and sales of rollers, idlers and conveyor structure and equipment for belt conveyors. Melco was one of the first companies to introduce robotic welding of idler frames.

The Company has a leading position on the local market with additional exports to other African, Australian and American markets.

Rulmeca also acquired Melco’s interests in two Companies, the South African company Africa Roller (Pty) Ltd and the US Melco LLC USA in North Carolina.

This acquisition allows Rulmeca to enter new geographical markets (mainly Africa and Australia) and to integrate the Melco products such as the Supreme roller, a high density polyethylene roller suitable for corrosive and abrasive applications, into the Rulmeca Group companies.

Furthermore the Rulmeca existing products, such as the Motorized Pulleys, will become part of Melco range for the South African market.

Following this acquisition the Rulmeca Group, that closed 2006 with a consolidated turnover of 103 million Euro, now comprises 11 manufacturing plants and 4 sales companies, totalling 900 people worldwide.

In May 2007 the Group will commence local production of rollers in Tianjin, China.

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