TES America, a touch solutions provider in Holland (southwest of Grand Rapids) has acquired certain assets of 3M Touch Systems, a subsidiary of Minnesota’s 3M Co.
The sale is expected to be completed by the end of December. Terms were not disclosed.
Assets included are surface capacitive and projected capacitive components and displays for commercial applications in industries such as casino gaming, medical equipment, public kiosks, collaboration tables, and financial transactions.
TES plans to maintain all existing 3M Touch products as well as continued support and expansion of the MicroTouch brand of touch monitors.
The purchase enhances the current TES touch component and monitor portfolio while offering continued support to current 3M Touch Systems customers.
“We look forward to embracing 3M’s customers and providing them the consistent 3M touch solution they have come to expect,” says Mark Littlefield, president of TES America. “With our vast knowledge of touch sensor engineering, manufacturing, and systems capabilities, our key objective is to seamlessly integrate 3M’s touch offerings and support all our customers toward new levels of success.”
Gene Halsey, general manager of TES America, says, “By combining the strength of 3M Touch Systems’ brand with the touch industry innovation and factory-direct product of TES, we will be able to offer customers not only a broad product mix of components, monitors, and touch computers, but also greater efficiency and flexibility through our regional engineering, local customer support and global warehousing capabilities.”
TES says its strength in the interactive display industry comes from more than 30 years of industry knowledge coupled with a cutting-edge manufacturing process to provide touch solutions for well-known electronic devices to kiosk integrators in the financial, hospitality, medical, retail point-of-sale, and industrial markets.
TES specializes in complete customization from single components to touch monitors to embedded touch computers in sizes ranging from 7 inches to 86 inches.