Global technology and services supplier Bosch has signed an agreement to acquire packaging company Ampack Ammann, for an undisclosed amount.
Bosch Packaging Technology division president Friedbert Klefenz, commenting on the acquisition, said, "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."
The acquisition is also expected to enable the Bosch division to extend its services in the liquid and paste-like food products packaging sector.
With the acquisition, Bosch Packaging Technology's global sales and service network is expected to place Ampack in a better position to market its filling and packaging machines internationally.
Germany-based Ampack, which has generated average sales of about €35m over the past few years, develops, manufactures and sells filling and packaging machines.
The equipment developed and produced by the company includes cup and bottle filling machines, as well as dosing systems and peripheral machinery, and is mainly used to fill and pack sensitive food such as dairy products, baby food and hospital food.
Ampack's customers include European dairies as well as producers of food and of nutritional products for hospitals and infants.
In April 2012, Bosch Packaging Technology acquired the machinery business units of the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai, for an undisclosed amount.
Image: Bosch Packaging technology has acquired Ampack Amman for an undisclosed amount. Photo: Bosch.