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US – Novomatic Americas to relocate headquarters to Buffalo Grove

By - 17 February 2023

Novomatic Americas announces the relocation of its headquarters from Mount Prospect, Illinois (IL), to new facilities, specifically designed and equipped to host the Group’s expanding innovation and distribution. Located in Buffalo Grove, IL, Novomatic Americas’ new headquarters site is equipped with large manufacturing spaces, a high-performance distribution infrastructure and great accessibility, providing Novomatic Americas employees with a world-class workplace that enhances innovation and collaboration.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for Novomatic Americas”, said Rick Meitzler, CEO, “offering a  more spacious environment with new opportunities for working smarter. The site features state of the art distribution facilities as well as a new experience for our employees, partners, and customers, where Novomatic Americas will be able to showcase its expertise and innovation. The facility responds to a need for growth and increased production space. Most importantly, this relocation is in alignment with Novomatic’s strategic plan for growth.”

Novomatic Americas has obtained the site which comes fully equipped with a high-performance infrastructure. The premises have all the potential to ensure the successful expansion of the Novomatic Americas team, keeping in mind the highest level of customer service and support.

The move of all administrative and development teams to Novomatic’s new home will be done gradually, over a transition period of the next three months starting in January 2023.

The building features 26’ ceilings, five truck docks, heavy power, lab/showroom/technician buildout, and is fully temperature controlled.

Novomatic also recently extended its distributor contract with APEX PRO Gaming covering now North America and the Caribbean, plus the acquisition of selected assets of APOGEE GAMING. Novomatic Americas Sales will therefore be the single point of contact with regards to APEX PRO gaming equipment in North America and the Caribbean market.

The deal combines Novomatic America’s successful product offering with the popular APEX Clover Link And Clover Link Extreme product lines and adds more progressive link power to the popular Novomatic Americas link families.

APEX has been successfully manufacturing and supplying high-quality casino equipment for nearly 20 years. It is well known for having dynamic Jackpot Islands and popular slot machines in addition to electronic table games and other ancillary product lines. With the most popular games, Clover Link, the complete jackpot solution to add to the already robust Novomatic Americas product lineup, the distribution capabilities fast forward.

Clover Link and Clover Link Xtreme will be seen for the first time in the Novomatic Americas booth at the Indian Gaming Association (IGA) show in March 2023. It is a complete jackpot solution available with Multi, Single, or Link Games. You get incredible sound and visual experience and fantastic LED lighting.

APOGEE Gaming has been successfully introducing and distributing APEX products in most of the US and Canada for the past six years.

With over 30 years of experience in gaming, Jean-Louis Drapeau, the General Manager of APOGEE GAMING will join Novomatic Americas as a consultant and will continue making a strong contribution in offering APEX PRO GAMING equipment to more operators in North America on behalf of Novomatic Americas Sales and will join and work together closely with the Novomatic Americas Sales team.

APEX has a reputation for strong innovation – Novomatic has a reputation for cutting-edge technology married with great games. Operators will be getting the best of both talented gaming organizations from now on after joining forces in North America.

Asked about the extended distributorship and acquisition, Mr. Meitzler commented: “Operators are looking for new gaming solutions and floor optimization strategies. APEX and APOGEE have placed great focus on supporting them in every way. With the experience of Jean-Louis and the strong performance of the APEX product lines, we believe in a mutually beneficial relationship between the companies and our customers. We have found a great partner in APEX and the APOGEE team.”

“We are excited to begin 2023 with this tremendous growth effort, “ said “JL” Drapeau. I look forward to being able to work together and utilize our combined experience of these leadership teams which will be of tremendous value moving forward.”

“We have been working on this for months and it is exciting when we are bringing some of the best products together from around the globe, and marrying that with such an experienced gaming team,“ said Meitzler. APEX’s technology will rapidly increase the overall output for Novomatic Americas, taking us to the next level of exceptional growth.

Mr. Meitzler added: “Novomatic Americas and APEX are all well established and recognized. We are all incredibly excited about this development and we can’t wait to get to work, delivering the new products and services in order to help grow our presence in the North American and Caribbean market.”

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