Bay Tek Bought Skee-Ball Company
This article comes from Highwaygames.com
Bay Tek Games, as of February 23rd, 2016, has bought Skee-Ball, a 107 year old company and makers of one of the most recognizable amusement machines in the industry!
This is not the first time Bay Tek has expanded their business through the acquisition of others. The company has bought four other competitors throughout the years (Coin Concepts, Seidel Amusements, Meltec Games and Victory Lane Ideas) and will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary in business next year.
"For 31 years, we at Skee-Ball have supplied the amusement industry with quality that withstands the test of time," said Skee-Ball CEO Joe Sladek. "It is at this time that we choose to take a different path and hand the Skee-Ball reins over to the good people at Bay Tek. It is a bittersweet goodbye, but we know our customers are in good hands. After all, Skee-Ball is, and will always remain, the game they keep coming back to."
Both companies stress that business will remain as usual for the time being as operations are transitioned to Bay Tek's headquarters over the next few months. Not all of Skee-Ball's current game lineup will remain available after the transition, but Bay Tek ensures it will work hard to take care of customer needs and will work closely with Skee-Ball to ensure minimal disruption for customers.
"We have a lot of respect for the Skee-Ball company, its people, and the brand that it carries," said Gaetan Philippon, CEO of Bay Tek. "We want to celebrate and leverage that and we are eager to see how our capabilities can take the brand to the next level. We are also excited to announce that Darnelle Simmons will be joining the Bay Tek family effective immediately."
Another move by the company will see them immediately begin rebranding their recently launched alley game, Fireball Fusion, to reflect the noteworthy Skee-Ball name.
"These new alleys bring a modern-meets-classic look to the industry," said Philippon, CEO at Bay Tek. "The new Skee-Ball alleys are ready to ship now!"
Copyright © 1999 - 2022, Highwaygames.com All Rights