Bosch Packaging to acquire Osgood Industries

8 February 2015 (Last Updated February 8th, 2015 18:30)

Bosch Packaging Technology is planning to purchase fill and seal equipment manufacturer Osgood Industries for an undisclosed amount.

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Bosch Packaging Technology is planning to purchase fill and seal equipment manufacturer Osgood Industries for an undisclosed amount.

Osgood Industries develops, manufactures and distributes fill- and seal equipment for pre-formed containers in liquid food industry.

Its products can be used in the packaging of ice cream, yogurt, dessert, salad and cheese, besides others.

The acquisition covers maintenance, spare parts, customer engineering, rebuilds and retrofits of existing equipment.

With this investment, Bosch Packaging will further strengthen its operations in the liquid food industry in North America and additional markets.

"With Osgood Industries, we are further adding to our strategic activities in the area of liquid food."

Bosch Packaging Technology president Friedbert Klefenz said: "With Osgood Industries, we are further adding to our strategic activities in the area of liquid food.

"This is an important step for us on our journey to fulfilling our PA 2020 strategy, so we are eager to complete this transaction. The experience of the Osgood team, their dedication to customer satisfaction and their expertise in this growing segment make this a much-valued addition to the Bosch team."

Osgood Industries president Martin J Mueller said: "For almost four decades Osgood Industries has taken pride in developing the highest quality products for our customers.

"As a family owned and operated business, we look forward to joining Bosch, with its worldwide sales channels and rich heritage. Bosch has demonstrated its commitment to growing in this market and we are proud to be part of that growth."

The acquisition of Osgood Industries is the latest in the series of acquisitions made by Bosch which include the purchase of Tecsor Machines et Systèmes in 2013 and Ampack in 2012.


Image: Osgood Industries develops fill and seal equipment for pre-formed containers in liquid food industry. Photo: courtesy of Robert Bosch.