Dukane and Aurizon merge to be ‘stronger together’

US-based Dukane has acquired all of the assets and intellectual property of Aurizon, a manufacturer of rotary ultrasonic systems for bonding films and sealing packages located in Wisconsin.

The two firms have worked together closely in recent years to develop a generator solution for continuous ultrasonic bonding, sealing and converting. Aurizon holds a significant patent portfolio in the technology.

This acquisition will create synergies and opportunities for Dukane and Aurizon, allowing both companies to share their technical expertise in the hygiene, personal care, medical disposable and packaging industries. Dukane’s product portfolio includes the ultrasonic, vibration welder, spin welders, laser welders, hot plate welders, hot gas welders and infrared welders, while Aurizon specialises in rotary ultrasonic technology.  

Aurizon will continue sales, support, manufacturing and design at the Kimberly, Wisconsin facility. Moving forward, both Dukane’s and Aurizon’s electrical and mechanical engineering groups will be working together in bringing new products and advanced technologies to the market.

Mike Johnston, chief executive of Dukane, said: “I have personally worked with Aurizon’s team for over 25 years. The rotary technology for continuous applications and Aurizon’s capabilities far exceed any supplier in the industry. Rotary technology expands Dukane’s current wide range of ultrasonic processes.”