Rice Lake Acquires Master Engineering of Holland

Company’s European operations center will be relocated to Master’s facility in the Netherlands.


Rice Lake Weighing Systems based in Arnhem, the Netherlands, has announced today that its Arnhem-based European division, Rice Lake Weighing Systems Europe B.V., has acquired the Dutch belt-scale manufacturer Master Engineering of nearby Heteren.

Master Engineering provides weighing, batching and dosing systems throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. In a company press release, Rice Lake reports that it plans to retain all existing Master Engineering employees and continue manufacturing as normal, while relocating the company’s Arnhem operations to the Master Engineering facility in Heteren.

Rice Lake Weighing Systems Europe B.V. opened in 2011 with the goal of better serving Rice Lake’s existing European customers. The company reports the acquisition works well for the company’s long-term growth and expansion plans within Europe as it is expected to enhance Rice Lake’s core competencies along with the establishment of a manufacturing presence within the E.U. The acquisition also expands the current distribution network for both companies, Rice Lake says.

Rice Lake Weighing Systems is a family-owned, ISO 9001 certified corporation based in the United States. Its headquarters, metrology laboratory and main manufacturing plant are located in Rice Lake, Wis., with support facilities throughout the world including North America, South America, India and the Netherlands.