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Packaging Technology: Merger in Japan completed Eisai Machinery becomes Bosch Renaming of subsidiaries

  • Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd merges in Japan with Bosch Packaging Technology K.K.
  • Change of company names in Germany, China and North America
  • Reinforcing position of Packaging Technology in Japanese market
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  • January 09, 2013
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Stuttgart/Tokyo – As of January 1, 2013, the Eisai Machinery companies in Germany, China and North America were renamed to Bosch Inspection Technology. At the same time, Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. in Japan and its Japanese subsidiary Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd. completed their merger into Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. With this move, Bosch Packaging Technology, one of the leading suppliers of processing and packaging technology, has completed the next step in the integration process of its subsidiary Eisai Machinery into the worldwide Bosch network. Inspection technology is used in the area of liquid pharmaceuticals, for instance with ampoules, pre-filled syringes or vials, as well as in the production of solid pharmaceuticals such as tablets. The name Eisai Machinery remains unchanged for the present as product brand of Bosch Packaging Technology.

Merger further strengthens position in Japanese market
As a result of the incorporation, Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. now runs offices in Tokyo and Osaka and production sites in Funabashi and Honjo. The merger further strengthens Bosch's position in the Japanese market. “By bundling our competencies, uniting our employees and consolidating our portfolios, we make use of the existing synergies. We are certain that both our customers and Bosch will greatly benefit from the integration,” Joachim Baczewski, president of Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. in Japan, explained.

Long before the acquisition of Eisai Machinery by Bosch in April 2012, both companies maintained successful business relationships and completed many joint projects. Newly merged Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. benefits from those experiences and long established customer relations. “We will synchronize the advantages we have on both sides to develop even better solutions for our customers,” said Kenji Hanawa, former President of Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd., who has taken on the position as Vice President Inspection Technology. Bosch aims at becoming the number one partner for processing, packaging and inspection technology, as well as retail and after-market service in Japan. The merger is an important step in this direction.

Eisai Machinery companies become Bosch Inspection Technology
In parallel with the merger in Japan, Eisai Machinery sites in Germany, China and North America have been renamed to Bosch Inspection Technology. “The renaming underlines our strategy of offering highest inspection technology competence from one source,” Baczewski explained. Customers from both Bosch and Eisai Machinery will continue to receive the accustomed machinery range and product quality.

Bosch Packaging Technology offers a comprehensive inspection technology portfolio, ranging from manual to semi-automated and fully automated solutions for particle and cosmetic inspection of vials, ampoules, syringes and tablets, leak detection as well as x-ray technology for capsule inspection. All companies are thus integrated into the worldwide network of Bosch, supplying their regional markets and offering customers best service on-site. The wide range of products and the global network both fit perfectly with the strategy of diversification and internationalization of the Bosch division.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 5,600 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. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros in 2013 (Note: due to a change in the legal rules governing consolidation, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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

PI7990 - January 09, 2013

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