Columbia Machine, Inc. acquires Techmatik S.A.

VANCOUVER, WA (USA) – February 18, 2016 – Rick Goode, CEO of Columbia Machine, Inc., announced today the acquisition of Techmatik S.A. Headquartered in Radom, Poland, Techmatik is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of molds, production machines ("Big Board"), handling equipment, cubing solutions, curing solutions and batching & mixing solutions for the production of paving stones, hardscapes and other dry cast concrete products.

"Techmatik has been our strategic partner for almost 10 years. Our companies have collaborated on mold and equipment solutions for a number of customers around the world," said Goode. "Techmatik's innovative product designs, best-in-class quality and customer-centric focus has aligned very well with our customers and employees."

"We are excited to be part of the Columbia family of companies," said Dariusz Kupidura, Founder and President of Techmatik S.A. "Our companies work very well together. Columbia's world-wide sales and service channels should help Techmatik continue to grow. We are also looking forward to helping Columbia support their existing customers in the European market with local parts, mold and service capabilities."

"It has been a pleasure working with both companies to take this partnership to the next level," said Mark Andrews, Director Columbia Machine Sp. z o.o. "It is clear that both companies have similar family-owned business values and cultures, focused on the long-term. Both companies' customers and employees will benefit from the combined strength in product offerings and world-wide customer support capabilities."

The addition of Techmatik will strengthen Columbia's world-wide customer support service and manufacturing capabilities. The Columbia Group of companies has manufacturing facilities on three continents, with almost 1,000 team members worldwide, focused on world-class engineered solutions.

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