20. Oct 2008

Robert Bürkle GmbH acquires the product range of PCU GmbH

Category: Company, Plastic Cards


Robert Bürkle the global leader of plastic card lamination systems is pleased to announce the acquisition of the full product range of PCU GmbH, Augsburg Germany.

Over the past 5 years PCU GmbH have developed a range of machines for plastic card production which is now recognized by many as the industry standard. Bürkle has concluded a deal to acquire the full product range of PCU products and knowhow. The Bürkle Laminator range is clearly recognised as the industry benchmark and this acquisition will position Bürkle as a ‘ turn-key solutions provider ’ inline with their global business concept.


The acquisition was completed during October 2008 and Bürkle is now actively working to a seamless integration of the PCU products and personal into the organization.

Ralf Spindler, Managing Director of Bürkle stated “…we are very excited to have the PCU products within our portfolio and this move answers the industry requirements for reliable and cost effective solutions for the complete card body production process. “

The PCU products will be fully integrated into Bürkle. Existing customers can expect to benefit significantly from the proven global support network of Bürkle stretching the globe and prospective customers can expect Bürkle to handle their requirements with the upmost care and attention.


The acquisition enhances the Bürkle product range to include Magnetic Tape Application, Gathering/Collation, Lamination, Guillotining, Card Punching/Die Cutting and Single Card Punches and custom design services. Custom designed machines delivered to date include systems for card inspection, guillotining and card transport.



Robert Bürkle GmbH is ‘Mittelstand‘; meaning it represents a group of companies which are the driving force behind the German economy. Covering 4 main business sectors; Printed Circuit Board, Photovoltaic (Solar Panel), Wood and Wood based panels and the Plastic Card industry. In Germany, Bürkle consists of two production sites employing 480 persons with a turnover of 110 million EURO. Headquarters are located in the Black Forest. Together with our global subsidiaries located in the Americas, Europe and Australasia Bürkle employs a total of 700 persons. In the plastic card industry Bürkle has become synonymous with quality and reliability.


For further information please visit us at the Cartes, Paris, Hall 3/Booth B 071 or contact Mr. Michael van Loo, Sales Director (m.vanloo@buerkle-gmbh.de)

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