Marchesini Group acquires technologies from Multipack

Aims to become a more powerful player on Italian and international marketplaces

Marchesini Group has taken over part of Multipack, a company in Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna, Italy, specialising in end-of-line packaging systems for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foodstuffs.

The investment includes the technologies and the know-how used to build end-of-line pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging machinery, which is already an integral part of Marchesini's production range and will allow the Group to offer even more integrated technological solutions to supply complete packaging lines.

Multipack was setup in the 1970s and has been working with the Marchesini Group since the 1980s. It has extended its product range over the last decade and now also offers strapping machines, overwrappers, box formers and heat-shrink tunnels, all of which are turnkey solutions tailored for the specific needs of each customer.

'Multipack is renowned for its reliability in designing end-of-line machines,' said Maurizio Marchesini, CEO of Marchesini Group. 'Tthe acquisition of some of its technologies, that we have been working with for some years, is just a part of a strategic project focusing on boosting production and internationalising markets.'

Davide Angelini, General Manager of Multipack, said: 'The business asset will not change and we will continue to produce packaging solutions for diverse industrial sectors, other than pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Our businesses will run parallel and we will continue to work together, just as we have been doing for so many years.'

Marchesini Group will start producing its machines with the Multipack technology as of July.

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