Rafter and TAKECO reveal far reaching business partnership
PUBLISHED: 07 Jan 10
A Rafter cutoff press machine
Rafter Equipment Corporation, USA, has formed a strategic alliance with TAKECO Company Limited of South Korea to sell and service TAKECOís strip entry, flying saw cutoff, and tube packaging equipment to the North American market. The partnership now gives Rafter the ability to be a turnkey line provider to the tube & pipe industry.
Under this collaboration, Rafter will have exclusive rights to North America for TAKECOís product line of strip coil payoff reels, strip peelers, strip flatteners, strip coil end joiners, strip accumulators, flying saw cutoffs, and tube packaging systems. To make the equipment more acceptable to the North American market, Rafter will work with TAKECO to integrate US-sourced electrical components, programming, and hydraulics wherever practical. In addition, Rafter will be the customerís primary contact for any aftersales service and support issues.
Originally a Japanese-based company with a 30-year history, TAKECO became a wholly-owned, private Korean company in 1988 and a limited shareholding company in 2004. During this time, they have been a strong OEM supplier of tube mill equipment to the Asian markets.
Their patented vertical strip accumulator design offers a unique solution that is both simple and rugged. Rafter is pleased to have partnered with a company that so nicely complements our own business philosophy. Please visit Rafterís website at www.rafterequipment.com for more information.
Rafter Equipment Corporation manufactures tube and pipe mills, roll forming machines, cutoff machines, auxiliary and other related tube and pipe mill machinery.
Additional services include rebuilding and upgrading mill equipment. Originally started in 1917, the Rafter name is known for reliable, high-quality tube mill and roll forming equipment.
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