Bosch Packaging Technology has finalised its previously announced takeover of French packaging machines manufacturer Tecsor Machines.
Bosch Packaging Technology division president Friedbert Klefenz said that the acquisition adds to the company’s activities in the liquid foods sector.
"The new machinery we offer will save our customers materials, energy and costs," he added.
Bosch can round out its existing portfolio of products in this area to include its own production of cups and bottles.
Bosch Packaging Technology’s Liquid Food business unit will handle Tecsor’s business activities with immediate effect.
Remaining as an independent unit, Tecsor will be operated as a Bosch subsidiary, and its products will be marketed under the name of Bosch.
In October 2012, Bosch acquired German company Ampack, whose portfolio includes filling machinery for cups and bottles.
The machinery is primarily used to fill and package sensitive foodstuffs, such as dairy products, baby food and hospital food.
Tecsor develops and sells machinery for making and filling PET containers for liquid and paste-like foodstuffs, which are used as milk bottles or yoghurt cups in the food and beverage industry.
Image: Bosch will acquire Tecsor, which develops and sells machinery for making and filling PET containers. Photo: courtesy of Bosch.