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CKP-Services AG takes th „Wifag Services“

04.04.2018 - CKP-Services AG (Wifag Services AG) takes the “Wifag Services” Division over from the WIFAG-Polytype Group with effect from April 1, 2018

The negotiations opened at the start of the year between the WIFAG-Polytype Group and the Bern-based investor group CKP-Services AG concerning the potential takeover of the “WIFAG Services” Division have been concluded successfully. The takeover took place retroactively on April 1, 2018. The new company, Wifag Services AG, will continue to provide the global service, spare parts and project businesses from its site in Fribourg for Wifag printing press customers. For the WIFAG-Polytype Group, the sale of the “Wifag Services” Division is a key step with regard to clearly focusing on its strategic core competences. The buyers will continue the activities at the present location in the long-term and even build on them in a next stage. As has been announced, all of the employees will be taken over and transferred in the course of this transaction.  

About the WIFAG-Polytype Gruppe

The WIFAG-Polytype Group is a privately-owned international corporation headquartered in Fribourg, Switzerland. The Group is the market leader when it comes to the development and production of printing presses for plastic containers and tubes, as well as production lines for metal packaging. The Group runs production, sales and service companies in Europe, the US, and Asia, and employs around 600 members of staff worldwide.

About the Wifag Services AG

Wifag Services AG guarantees a comprehensive service and spare parts business, including a 24-hour hotline, for its customers. It also offers retrofits, conversions and transfers for the numerous Wifag newspaper printing presses, which are used by customers in Switzerland and around the world.

Contact for the WIFAG-Polytype Gruppe

Martin Tschumi
Executive Board Delegate
Wifag-Polytype Holding AG
Tel. +41 26 426 13 00
E-mail: martin.tschumi@remove-this.polytype.com

Contact for Wifag Services AG

Pascal Clémençon
Chief Executive Officer
Wifag Services AG
Tel.: +41 79 652 77 61
E-Mail: pascal.clemencon@remove-this.wifag-polytype.com

Clay Oliff

//polytype Switzerland names new CEO at Polytype America Corp.: Clay Oliff

08.01.2018 - Fribourg / Switzerland – //polytype, the worldwide leader for the manufacturing of machine systems for the decoration and printing of plastic cups, lids, tubes and sleeves as well as tube finishing and thermoforming, is pleased to announce the appointment of Clay Oliff as new CEO of Polytype America Corp. in Mahwah NJ / USA. With Clay Oliff as the new CEO and his strong background in the industry, //polytype is set for a new innovative course. Clay Oliff will develop the company structure and continues to lead the American sales.

Clay Oliff is the President / CEO at Polytype America Corporation, with responsibility for the sales, service and support of customers using thermoforming and decorating equipment being deployed in the rigid plastic container markets in North America. Joining Polytype America in 2012 as the Director of Sales, he spent the first six years focusing on growing market share and introducing new technologies from //polytype and //polytype OMV. Prior to joining Polytype America, he spent over 30 years in the commercial printing industry in various positions from operational to senior management, ultimately forging his path to technical sales positions for manufacturers and suppliers. Taking the lead of Polytype America Corp., Clay Oliff’s mission will include improving the sales and customer services from America.


“My mission at //polytype is to take the company to the next level with a customer centric approach. We operate in an dynamic market that requires our constant attention to the changing needs of our customers and our ability to respond and accelerate solutions are crucial,” says Clay Oliff.


Talking about the appointment of Clay Oliff, Alain Berset (CEO of //polytype) says; “we are thrilled to welcome Clay Oliff as new CEO of Polytype America Corp. His expertise in Sales and Management will be instrumental in the development of improved services for //polytype customers and partners in America.”


For further information, please do not hesitate to contact //polytype.