Mekitec Ltd., the Finnish technology company today announces plans for significant expansion into the Americas region with the appointment of Terry Woolford as CEO of Mekitec US LLC. The US will be providing sales and service of the company’s product inspection X-ray systems, the Meki range. With installations in more than 25 countries on 3 continents Mekitec has seen significant growth since formation. The significant investment into the North America will see the expansion of distribution and direct channels throughout the Americas.
The company’s well established Meki line is a range of space and cost economical X-ray inspection solutions designed to help food processors meet and exceed the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The units detect metal, glass, stone and other dense contaminants that may inadvertently find their way into food products. The inspection systems automatically inspect and reject non-conforming products, thereby protecting the manufacturer and ultimately consumers.
Terry Woolford states, “The Meki systems are designed and engineered for ease of use and reliability and for the first time, offer customers a very affordable choice to legacy metal detector technology. They are a next generation X-ray solution, with the unique potential to displace conventional 60 year metal detector technology completely. Because we are vertically integrated and produce key components in house, we are able to pass that saving on to users. The comprehensive range is easy to use, has a small footprint and provides peace of mind through full HACCP reporting capability.”
Mr. Mika Niemi, Chairman of Mekitec Group continues; “we are very pleased to make this investment and welcome Terry with his 25 years of product inspection experience. His role is to develop world class local support throughout the Americas, through both local distribution partners and a dedicated Mekitec team based in the US.”
The company is exhibiting the Meki range at PackExpo 2014 at McCormick Place from November the 2nd through November the 5th on stand number E-7659 In the Lakeside Upper Hall.
Mekitec Ltd. was established in 2005. The founders of the company have more than 20 years experience in the field of x-ray technologies. Through offices in USA, Europe and Asia, it is expanding its support network globally.
For further information please contact:
Mr. Terry Woolford, CEO Mekitec US LLC (Tel. +1 865 2302702), or
Mr. Mikko Nuutinen, Managing Director Mekitec Finland (Tel. +358 40 5577833), or
Mr. Lars Oehlandt, Vice President Marketing (Tel. +358 40 7470704)