Shorewood, Illinois, 07. November 2016: It's been just about a year since IST America relocated to their new headquarters in Shorewood Illinois and things could not be better, says Bill Bonalo Vice President of Operations of the company.
We made the decision to purchase our own facility and custom configure it for our specific needs, rather than continue leasing. It was our desire to improve the best in class service and support we provide to our customers and give our employees a great place to do so. The new headquarters is well over twice the size of our previous one with a well laid out ample area for our expanded parts inventory and an in house rebuild center. The working office space has been designed with efficiency and comfort creating a relaxing and open environment. All construction was of course completed following current green guidelines for energy efficiency.
The relocation also allowed us to combine the newest addition to IST’s global daughter company line up, ITL or Integration Technology Limited’s North American division with the IST America operation in Shorewood IL. ITL, a UV solutions developer headquartered in the UK specializes in the LED curing product line and smaller format conventional UV systems primarily for digital platforms. This arrangement was a logical approach and has created the most diverse platform of single source UV curing options in North America. Under one roof we have been able to effectively integrate our sales and marketing efforts with great success in this advanced and critically important marketplace. The end result, has succeeded in enhancing our customers experience when dealing with IST and ITL.
At IST America, we are proud to be one of 14 worldwide daughter companies owned by the IST Metz Group of Nürtingen Germany. With 39 plus years of experience, IST Metz, founded by Gerhard Metz is the longest established UV systems supplier in the world and has remained privately owned since 1977.
On the subject of experience, IST America was opened in 1992 to service the North American market. During our 24 years (and counting) we have continued to have tremendous influence and success as leading edge UV systems solution providers to our customers across a wide range of applications. These include print, converting, industrial, and digital.
IST has long been the hallmark of UV excellence and many of the very best and largest UV printers and converters in the world have multiple IST UV systems throughout their facilities. We are proud to have been able to attract the very best and most experienced in the industry to form team IST America.
As IST manufactures both LED and conventional UV systems (as well as Hybrid), we are uniquely positioned to provide high technology UV curing solutions to address the most demanding of applications. Our core competence is and always has been UV.