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IST METZ wins ‘Global Market Leader 2018’ in UV Drying Systems

The University of St. Gallen and the Academy of German Global Market Leaders (Akademie Deutscher Weltmarktführer) award the official title to the UV specialist.

The Nürtingen-based mechanical engineering and UV specialist IST METZ has been awarded the title of “Global Market Leader 2018” in the “Mechanical and Systems Engineering” sector in the field of “UV drying systems based on ultraviolet light (UV), infrared (IR) and warm air (WA)”. The Global Market Leader Index 2018 with 461 listed companies was determined on the basis of a ranking by the University of St. Gallen.

IST METZ GmbH has been active in the development, production and sales of systems for curing printing materials and coatings for over 40 years. The UV systems cure inks, coatings and a variety of other materials within fractions of a second. And the UV specialist has now made it into the Global Market Leader Index, developed by the Henri B. Meier School of Entrepreneurs of the University of St. Gallen in cooperation with the Academy of German Global Market Leaders (ADWM). IST METZ GmbH is now listed as the Global Market Leader Champion 2018 in the “Mechanical and Systems Engineering” sector in the “UV drying systems based on ultraviolet light (UV), infrared (IR) and warm air (WA)” segment.

A place for those who meet the strict criteria

The index is based on an objective and transparent selection process for the current global market leaders from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It guarantees that all selection criteria and ascertained results are fully disclosed and made freely accessible.

IST METZ GmbH successfully meets all the necessary criteria and thereby secures a place among the 461 companies listed in the index: the highest or second highest market share in its segment, annual turnover of over 50 million euros, of which at least half must be generated abroad, and activities on three continents.

IST METZ GmbH is located in the southern German town of Nürtingen with approximately 500 employees worldwide. For 40 years the company has been producing systems for curing printing materials and coatings by means of UV light. The UV systems cure inks, coatings, silicones, adhesives, resins and other materials within fractions of a second. The IST METZ Group offers its customers a huge product portfolio of high-performance UV lamp and UV LED systems. This product range is further complemented by warm-air-infrared drying systems.

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