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Piab Group acquires IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

By Piab USA   


Stockholm, Sweden
Piab Group has entered into an agreement to acquire IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG. IB develops and builds customer-specific, turnkey systems for filling, emptying, metering, and conveying bulk materials. IB is also a well-known partner in the additive-manufacturing industry, where they provide ultrasonic sieving and reclaim machines.

The IB product portfolio completes the Piab additive manufacturing offering and enables Piab Group to offer full powder-handling solutions, particularly in the food, pharma, and chemical industries. Through the acquisition, Piab Group is evolving automation by strengthening our position as a world-leading automation company.

The acquisition is planned to be finalized shortly. The transaction is fully funded through internal sources.

“The offering, the competence, and the know-how that IB brings, is a game changer for our Vacuum Conveying division. With this addition, we will be able to serve both our existing and new customers even better and create robust growth opportunities. IB and Piab share the same company culture and values. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our new colleagues,” says Floris Rouw, President of the Vacuum Conveying Division.


“IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG. was founded in 2006 as an engineering company and today has around 30 employees. Together with Piab Group — who is known as a world market leader in vacuum transport solutions — a strong team comes into being for a strong future. We are convinced that both companies will profit from this acquisition and look forward to our journey with great confidence,” says Frank Scholz, owner and Managing Director of IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG.

About Piab Group
Piab is evolving automation through progressive gripping, lifting, and moving solutions since 1951. Piab believes in an automated world where no resources are wasted and no humans are injured. Piab is a global organization, with sales of c. 2.5 BSEK, more than 1,000 employees and four divisions, serving customers in more than 100 countries from a network of subsidiaries and channel partners.

About IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
We have been developing solutions and systems in different sectors at IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik since 2007. We can therefore fall back on decades of experience in conveyor technology for conventional bulk materials technology. The registered office of IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG is Lage-Heiden in the East Westphalia-Lippe technology belt. As an experienced system-construction company, we guarantee professional and customer-oriented completion of individual projects. Our customers benefit from direct points of contact first and foremost, from in-house production and short communication and decision routes.


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