Agreements for deal were signed on July 20, 2012.
supplier of technology and services, intends to acquire Ampack Ammann,
located in Königsbrunn near Augsburg, Germany. Ampack Ammann develops,
manufactures, and sells filling and packaging machines for liquid and
paste-like foodstuffs. Employing some 250 associates, the company has
generated average sales of 35 million euros over the past few years. The
parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The planned takeover
is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
Equipment developed and produced by Ampack Ammann includes cup and bottle
filling machines as well as dosing systems and peripheral machinery. The
equipment is mainly used to fill and pack highly sensitive food such as dairy
products, baby food, and hospital food, but also dosable products such as
cereals. Moreover, the company has conducted its own research in the field of
aseptics and run a microbiology test laboratory since 2005.
"Ampack Ammann is a technological leader in the area of low-germ and
aseptic processing of pre-formed cups and bottles. With the acquisition of
Ampack Ammann we will be able to complement our existing product portfolio in
this segment,” says Friedbert Klefenz, president of the Bosch Packaging
Apart from manufacturing its own machines and equipment, Ampack Ammann
offers an extensive range of after-sales services. These include the
maintenance and overhaul of used machinery and the supply of spare parts.
Ampack Ammann also acts as general contractor for complete filling and
packing lines. Its customers include European dairies as well as producers of
food and of nutritional products for hospitals and infants.
Rainer Ammann, the executive director and son of the company founder
Siegfried Ammann, regards the planned takeover by Bosch as an important
milestone in the company's development: "Bosch Packaging Technology's
global sales and service network will put us in an even better position to
market our filling and packaging machines internationally." In Ammann's
view, exploiting this additional market potential will support the strong
further development of this family business, which was established in 1973.