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Bosch Packaging Technology division Bosch plans to acquire Ampack Ammann Extension of technological leadership in packaging of liquid and paste-like food

  • Packaging specialist operates its own research division and employs some 250 associates
  • Division president Friedbert Klefenz: an ideal complement to our existing product portfolio in the area of low-germ and aseptic processing of pre-formed cups and bottles.
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  • July 23, 2012
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Stuttgart / Königsbrunn – Bosch, the leading global supplier of technology and services, intends to acquire Ampack Ammann, located in Königsbrunn near Augsburg, Germany. Agreements to this effect were signed on July 20, 2012. 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 some 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.

Extending technological leadership
“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”, said Friedbert Klefenz, president of the Bosch Packaging Technology division. Klefenz believes this will enable the Bosch division to extend its technological leadership in the packaging of liquid and paste-like food products.

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.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact.

Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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