Roper Whitney is now the North American distributor of Swiss sheet metal forming machinery manufacturer Eckold.

Roper Whitney will sell the company’s kraft formers, flanging, planishing and wheeling tools and equipment.

Mike Smith of Roper Whitney said adding the Eckold line will allow his company to expand into new markets.

“We are excited to be able to offer a comprehensive line of forming machines that complement our own brand of tools and equipment,” he said. “Since Eckold represents a highly innovative brand that is customer-focused, we feel the fit is perfect.”