Bosch strengthens pharma process technology sector with acquisition of Pharmatec

The German-based Bosch Group has acquired Pharmatec, of Dresden, from Fresenius ProServe. The transaction includes Pharmatec subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik based in Ternitz, Austria.

The German-based Bosch Group has acquired Pharmatec, of Dresden, from Fresenius ProServe. The transaction includes Pharmatec subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik based in Ternitz, Austria.

Pharmatec is a leading company in pharmaceutical plant engineering, focusing on hygienic and sterile process technologies, in particular in the areas of pharma and biotechnology. In fiscal 2006, the company generated sales of approximately Euro 30m.

"Pharmatec and Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik are both recognised specialists that will complement our existing product range in the pharma packaging technology sector," said Friedbert Klefenz, chairman of the divisional board of packaging technology.

The packaging technology division undertakes development, manufacture and marketing of Bosch process and packaging machines and lines for the confectionery, food and luxury food sectors as well as for the pharmaceutical industry. In 2006 the division generated global sales of approximately €570m.

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