US-based Barry-Wehmiller packaging equipment designer and manufacturer division Thiele Technologies has acquired the palletisers business of Symach in Terneuzen, The Netherlands.

Thiele’s seventh in nine years, the latest acquisition will help the company to expand its business globally by combining its weighing, bag filling and bag closing solutions with Symach’s palletising and load securing technology.

Within the rigid business segment, the company handles products packaged in cases and cartons, including bliss and tray equipment that are used in the produce industry.

Thiele’s flexible business segment provides bag handling solutions for products ranging from flour mixes to soil to pet food.

Thiele Technologies president and CEO Larry Smith said: "The combination of Thiele and Symach will provide excellent value for all of our customers by expanding not only our product offerings, but adding richly to both companies by sharing our strengths and experiences."

Symach sales and market development director Sacha Bakker said: "We look forward to joining the teams of Thiele and Barry-Wehmiller, continuing to offer the fantastic service and top-notch equipment on which we’ve built our reputation and business."

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Thiele provides packaging equipment solutions for a variety of industries including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, among others.