Business Segments

Matthews International Corporation is comprised of three business groups: Memorialization, Brand and Industrial Solutions.

Memorialization

 

Cemetery Products — Creating Memories that Last

The Cemetery Products segment manufactures and markets products in North America, Europe and Australia used in the cemetery, funeral home and architectural industries. The segment’s principal products include cast bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products used mainly in cemeteries. Memorial products include flush bronze and granite memorials, upright granite memorials and monuments, cremation memorialization products, flower vases, crypt plates and letters, cameo portraits, cremation urns, niche units, cemetery features and statues, community and family mausoleums, and granite benches. In addition, the segment manufactures and markets cast bronze and aluminum architectural products used to identify or commemorate people, places, events and accomplishments.

 

Funeral Home Products — Over a Century of Quality Craftsmanship

The Funeral Home Products segment is a leading manufacturer and distributor of caskets and other funeral home products in North America, producing a wide variety of wood, metal and cremation caskets. It is also a leader in providing assortment planning and merchandising and display products for funeral service businesses. These products assist funeral service professionals in providing value and satisfaction to their client families.

 

Cremation — The Standard of Excellence

The Cremation segment is the leading designer and manufacturer of cremation equipment and cremation-related products in North America. Cremation equipment and other cremation products and services are sold primarily to funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, animal disposers and veterinarians within North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Brand Solutions

 

Graphics Imaging – Global Brand Stewardship

The Graphics Imaging segment is one of the top 5 global packaging specialists and provides brand management, packaging and creative design services, artwork and pre-press services, printing tools for all print technologies as well as varnishing and embossing tools. The segment’s principal products and services include brand and project management, digital asset management, content management, packaging design, artwork, pre-press, flexo plates, gravure cylinders, print process assistance, print production management, brand color consistency and print quality improvement. These products and services are used by consumer products companies and packaging manufacturers to develop and print packaging graphics that identify and help sell the product in the marketplace successfully.

 

Merchandising Solutions – Creating Exceptional Brand Experiences

The Merchandising Solutions segment is an industry leader in providing value-added merchandising and printing solutions for brand owners and retailers. The segment designs, manufactures and installs merchandising and display systems, and provides total turnkey project management services. The segment also provides creative merchandising and marketing solutions services.

Industrial

 

Matthews Marking Systems: More Than 160 Years of Identification, Marking and Coding Innovations

Matthews Marking Systems provides product identification, branding, traceability and compliance solutions for manufacturing and packaging operations worldwide. Technologies include a full line of quality high-resolution, continuous ink jet, laser, drop-on-demand, thermal transfer and contact printing technologies using a wide range of specialty inks — as well as indenting and etching systems. With more than 160 years of expertise, these marking solutions can be implemented in stand-alone operations or directly integrated into in-line, high-speed manufacturing processes with extreme accuracy.

 

Lightning Pick and Pyramid: Boosting Accuracy and Productivity Throughout Global Supply Chains

Fulfillment system brands Lightning Pick and Pyramid design, manufacture and distribute a wide range of automated and semi-automated control, sortation, picking and verification technologies and software to streamline manufacturing, distribution and order fulfillment processes. Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors around the world utilize these integrated systems to identify, track, control and pick products at the highest levels of precision and throughput. For handling challenges in manufacturing, packaging or distribution, the combined expertise of the fulfillment system brands delivers integrated solutions that meet an organization’s needs today — and grow with them tomorrow.

 

Holjeron: Higher Intelligence for Industrial Automation Systems

Holjeron, our Control Products brand, designs, engineers and manufactures specialized industrial automation equipment and material handling system components — including motor-driven rollers and controls. Each innovative product is based on industry-standard technologies, including Controller Area Network (CAN) and industrial Ethernet protocols. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators worldwide rely on these custom DC motor controls and OEM-specific controls, interfaces and systems. Each control device or component can be customized specifically to meet the unique requirements of an application — while providing maximum return on investment.