Metall + Plastic joins Optima Group

Pharmaceutical filling and closing is united with isolator technology

Optima Group has added isolators and e-beam sterilisers to its portfolio with the acquisition of Metall + Plastic

Metall + Plastic became a part of Optima Group in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany on 1 January 2011. The company, which employs 72 people, is headquartered in Radolfzell and manufactures isolators and e-beam sterilisers used in pharmaceutical filling and packaging lines. Its turnover in 2009 was €19m.

Optima Group Pharma, a leading manufacturer of filling and packaging lines, says the product portfolios of both companies ideally complement each other and the addition of Metall + Plastic’s products completes its portfolio.

Manufacturing at the Metall + Plastic headquarters will continue unchanged and Christoph von Stenglin remains as managing director.

Optima Group says the driving motivation for the acquisition was the ability to bring turnkey solutions to market. The Group now offers a comprehensive range of equipment, including filling and closing systems, pharmaceutical lyophilisation, e-beam sterilisation and barrier technologies (including isolators).

Optima Group Pharma is a subsidiary of the Optima Group, which reported a turnover of €200m in 2009. The Group currently employs 1,200 people and expects further growth in 2011.

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