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The W. Oliver Tripp Company of Braintree, Massachusetts has created a strategic alliance with Sauer Roller, one of the foremost roller manufacturing companies in the worldwide graphic arts market.

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The Tripp Company, a graphic arts distributor for nearly 60 years, is the leading independently owned distributor in the New England Region. With annual sales of 20 million dollars, Tripp has a strong reputation of customer service and comes prepared with the knowledge to support the roller industry.

For the past 20 years, Tripp has manufactured printing and industrial rollers for customers within the New England marketplace. Their primary goal has been to maintain good service, excellent quality and reliable service with their roller product.

"We are extremely excited to be working with the Sauer Roller Group. The alliance between our two companies will be a natural success for both of our organizations. The combination of our supply business and roller manufacturing has been a valuable part of our company. This will only strengthen our position in the roller business. We have the same values, same priorities and same belief that we do all we can to serve our customers in the best most efficient manner possible. In a very challenging time in our industry, both of our companies have remained independently-family owned and ultimately control our own destiny." Said Michael Tripp, Executive Vice President and Roller Division Manager.

Sauer Roller, established in 1900, is a leader in the worldwide market for innovative roller technologies. Sauer presently has manufacturing plants in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain and New York.

Sauer Roller presently has over 400 employees worldwide working in their various divisions of the Sauer Roller Group. The innovative concepts and developments of Sauer's EUROGRAPHIC product line have continuously evolved through many decades of active partnerships and OEM status with the worlds leading printing press manufacturers.

"The formation of this alliance with The Tripp Company enables us to deliver an unsurpassed level of quality and service to the printers throughout the New England region. With a combined 160 years of history and knowledge in the pressroom, this alliance can only continue to strenghten our current market share. For over 100 years Sauer has been committed to manufacturing an innovative range of proprietary roller products to meet the demands of the graphic arts industry. We will continue to invest heavily into the future while continuing to deliver uncompromising quality and technical support to our customers." Said John Kay, Sales Manager of Sauer America.

The combination of the two companies will bring state of the art manufacturing and best in class support to the commercial sheetfed, heatset and coldest web, newspaper, flexographic and industrial roller marketplace.