Swiss manufacturer, Leister Process Technologies, a manufacturer of plastic-welding and hot-air equipment, has changed from a sole proprietorship to a holding structure with three independent limited companies. Leister AG, headquartered in Kaegiswil, will act as the holding company, responsible for the management and control of the entire Leister group.

Leister Technologies AG will take over plastic welding, hot-air industrial processes and laser systems. Axetris AG will replace the Axetris business unit, converting it into an independent company that will remain active in the areas of gas sensors and micro-optics. All existing national affiliates – including Leister USA in Chicago – will remain unchanged.

“This new corporate structure allows us to sharpen our focus in key areas, and successfully develop the future of all Leister activities,” says Leister AG's CEO Christiane Leister. Existing company managers will lead newly established companies, with all properties remaining under the overall direction of Christiane. Leister.