Global Systems Group buys Galkin Automated Products

Global Systems Group, a division of Carthage, Mo.–based Leggett & Platt, has purchased Galkin Automated Products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Global System Group encompasses a number of machinery producers, including Gribetz International, Gateway Systems, Porter International, Nahtec, Spuhl–Anderson, Merrello, KSM and Teknomac.

Galkin, headquartered in West Babylon, N.Y., has served the sewn products industries for more than a century.

“By joining with GSG, Galkin Automated Products customers will have an expanded product selection and more extensive customer service through the global network of GSG companies,” GSG said in announcing the deal.

Galkin President Paul Block will serve as vice president of sales strategies for GSG, remaining in New York. Other Galkin operations have been consolidated, Block said.

“Having Paul Block and Galkin join us is a great opportunity to expand the choices our customers have to grow and become more flexible and profitable,” said Tony Garrett, GSG president.

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