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Synerlink S.A. acquires fill-seal manufacturer Ermi

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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A part of Barry-Wehmiller, form-fill-seal leader Synerlink widens its range of solutions for European fill-seal market.

PARIS, France—Synerlink S.A., a supplier of packaging technology for the food industry, has acquired Ermi, a leading manufacturer of ultra-clean and aseptic fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for milk, desserts, yogurt and juices (see image above).

The addition of Ermi, based in Dreux, France, completes Synerlink’s broad range of packaging solutions for its customers, including: form-fill-seal and fill-seal machines for cups and bottles, end-of-line solutions, complete packaging line integration and aftermarket support (spare parts, field service and equipment upgrades).

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ermi to the Synerlink family,” says Synerlink president  Eric Lesbats. “The talents and knowledge of the Ermi team complement those of Synerlink’s team, and Ermi’s highly versatile and efficient fill-seal fillers will substantially enhance our product range. This is a very exciting time for us.”

Adds Ermi president and co-founder Laurent Le Naour: “This acquisition is a great opportunity for our business, team members and customers. “Ermi’s proven technology, combined with
Synerlink’s global structures and established culture, will help us enhance our customers’ trust and grow into new markets.”


Ermi is Synerlink’s fifth acquisition since joining global capital equipment leader Barry-Wehmiller in 2013, acquiring Axone Systems of Troyes, France in 2014; Dinieper of São Paulo, Brazil in 2015; and Dairy Pack of Logroño, Spain, and Sogameca of Le Mans, France in 2016.

Since 1987, when Barry-Wehmiller began its acquisition strategy, the privately-held firm, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), has experienced significant growth, with more than 11,000 team members in 100-plus locations worldwide, and revenues of US$2.5 billion.

Ermi is the company’s 88th acquisition.

“It is a pleasure to share Barry-Wehmiller’s caring culture with our new Ermi team members,” says Barry-Wehmiller chairman and chief executive officer Bob Chapman. “Integrating Ermi successfully completes Synerlink’s technology and product mapping vision.”

Synerlink is one of a number of Barry-Wehmiller businesses represented in BW Packaging Solutions ( Through its diverse capabilities, these companies can collectively provide everything from a single piece of equipment to fully integrated, tailor-made packaging line solutions for a wide range of industries, including: food and beverage, personal care, container manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical devices, household products, paper products and textiles, industrial and automotive, and converting, printing and publishing.

Part of Barry-Wehmiller, Synerlink designs, manufactures and integrates complete ultra-clean packaging lines for spoonable and spreadable dairy products, as well as fruit-based desserts. Synerlink’s global approach to packaging design, project management and complete line testing before shipment enables the company to ensure maximum performance warranty for our customers. Today, Synerlink provides the engineering of complete packaging lines through a broad range of packaging solutions, such as Arcil and Dinieper form-fill-seal lines, Dairy Pack form-fill-seal and fill-seal machines (preformed cups), Dosil filling and dosing modules, and Aprium end-of-line robotic solutions, such as collating and overwrapping, picking, crating and palletizing. For more information, visit

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a US$2.5 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. Chief executive officer Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to


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