Canadian Packaging

Bosch closes acquisition of Ampack Ammann

Packaging division strengthened in the area of paste-like and liquid food.


October 17, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Stuttgart/Königsbrunn, Germany—Bosch Packaging Technology has closed its acquisition of Ampack Ammann, a filling and packaging machine specialist.

Based in Königsbrunn, Germany, Ampack Ammann develops, manufactures and sells filling and packaging machines for paste-like and liquid food. Employing some 250 associates, the company has generated average sales of some €35-million (Cdn $45.15-million) over the past few years. Details of the purchase price have not been released.

“In acquiring Ampack Ammann, we are pushing strongly ahead with our strategy of diversification,” says Bosch Packaging Technology division president Friedbert Klefenz. “We are acquiring an attractive product portfolio that our worldwide sales and service network will allow us to offer to existing and prospective customers around the world.”

Ampack Ammann’s business activities have been assigned to Bosch Packaging Technology’s Liquid Food business unit . Ampack Ammann, founded in 1973, will remain an independent unit, operated as a Bosch subsidiary with its products continued to be marketed under the Ampack Ammann brand.

Equipment developed by Ampack Ammann includes cup and bottle filling machines as well as dosing systems and peripheral machinery mainly used to fill and package highly sensitive foods such as dairy products, baby food, drinks, and hospital food, but also dosable food products such as cereals. Along with after-sales and service, Ampack Ammann also acts as general contractor for complete filling and case packing lines.

Based in Waiblingen, Germany, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. With over 4,700 associates at over 40 locations in over 15 countries worldwide, it develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. Additional information is available at www.bosch.com.