About us | BST North America


BST North America has been serving customers in Canada, the United States and Mexico for over 30 years. What began as a three person office in Rockford has gone through numerous acquisitions and mergers over the years, and grown into an organization of more than 70 persons in two locations and over 38,000 installations!

Along the way we have earned the title as the largest supplier in the US, Canada and Mexico of systems for quality control and assurance, in the markets we serve: our market share in print inspection systems is # 1 and we have four times as many installations as our closest competitor.

Key Facts and Figures - An Overview of the BST North America

  • Responsible for sales, service, parts and customer service of the entire product portfolio
  • Geographically responsible for the US, Canada and Mexico
  • 2 offices: Madison, Wisconsin, and Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 2 manufacturing locations: web guiding systems in Madison, WI and web inspection in Elmhurst, IL
  • Parts, service and customer support personnel in both offices
  • Over 70 employees, including 24 in service and customer support
  • English and Spanish Speaking Service Technicians
  • Spare parts inventory in Madison and Elmhurst
  • Over 3,000 customers and 38,000 systems installed and annual turnover of over $25 million
  • BST North America is a member of elexis, a german high-tech company for web processing industries and heavy duty logisitics

Unique portfolio of Products

Our portfolio of products is very unique and no company in North America has an equivalent offering. We have many standard product solutions and the possibility for custom solutions as well. Our product portfolio allows combining web guiding, color measurement, surface inspection, video web inspection, register control, process automation, 100% inspection and coating thickness measurement to achieve customer specific solutions using standard products.

And our product lines are broad – offering a variety of choices in each category….so there is almost always a solution that matches your needs.

Quality, Reliability & Durability

Our products are carefully engineered and built to work reliably and last for years and years. Cutting edge technology made with quality components and user interfaces that are always easier to use - are just a few of the reasons so many have been loyal customers over the years. Our products have earned that privilege.