12-Apr-2012

Bosch completes Eisai Machinery purchase

Handshake seals the deal: (left to right) Yasushi Okada, vp Global Machinery Business of Eisai Co; Kenji Hanawa, president of Eisai Machinery Co and Joachim Baczewski, president of Bosch Packaging Technology in Japan

Bosch Packaging Technology has completed its acquisition of the machinery business of Japanese pharmaceutical firm Eisai Co. No financial details have been disclosed.

Eisai’s machinery business specialises in the manufacture, sales and export of inspection equipment as well as pharmaceutical machinery and packaging materials. In 2010, the firm generated sales of around €76m (JPY8.6bn).

Eisai Machinery’s inspection technology is used for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals, such as ampoules, syringes, vials and tablets. Solutions range from basic inspection solutions to fully automated high-performance systems. The firm has installed more than 1,000 inspection machines worldwide.

‘Adding these competencies to our portfolio further enhances our position as full-range provider to the pharmaceutical industry,’ said Friedbert Klefenz, president of Bosch Packaging Technology. ‘We will quickly merge our expertise and expand our presence globally.’

Eisai Machinery consists of four subsidiaries with 120 associates: Eisai Machinery Co (Japan), Eisai Machinery USA (North America), Eisai Machinery GmbH (Germany) and Eisai Machinery Shanghai Co (China). All locations will be integrated into the worldwide Bosch network.

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