Nature of Operations
|6 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Nature of Operations||Nature of Operations
Matthews International Corporation ("Matthews" or the "Company"), founded in 1850 and incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1902, is a global provider of brand solutions, memorialization products and industrial technologies. The Company manages its businesses under three segments: SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. Effective in the first quarter of fiscal 2022, the Company transferred its surfaces and engineered products businesses from the SGK Brand Solutions segment to the Industrial Technologies segment. This business segment change is consistent with internal management structure and reporting changes effective for fiscal 2022. Prior periods were revised to reflect retrospective application of this segment realignment. Brand solutions consists of brand management, pre-media services, printing plates and cylinders, imaging services, digital asset management, merchandising display systems, and marketing and design services primarily for the consumer goods and retail industries. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products, caskets, and cremation and incineration equipment primarily for the cemetery and funeral home industries. Industrial technologies includes the design, manufacturing, service and distribution of high-tech custom energy storage, marking, coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions, and order fulfillment systems for identifying, tracking, picking and conveying consumer and industrial products.
The Company has facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America.
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