The Woolmark Company today announced it is to acquire 80 per cent of the share capital of Andar, the New Zealand-based manufacturer of textile processing equipment. Andar makes wool scouring equipment and also has a diversified portfolio of technologies in water treatment systems, carpet manufacturing and other value-added wool processing equipment. The deal will help Woolmark exploit its intellectual property in emerging Woolmark Technology, and the two companies will will work together to develop and market an even broader range of value adding wool processing and textile machinery.