Plastics packaging machine merger as Brückner acquires PackSys

01/31/2011

The Brückner Group has acquired all shares of PackSys Global, a manufacturer of specialized equipment for the packaging industry with annual sales of about CHF 70 million ($74.37 million). PackSys Global (PSG) designs and builds full lines for aluminum, plastic and laminate tubes, metal and plastic closures and monobloc aerosol cans, as well as dry offset printing systems.

The purchase brings a number of new technologies to Brückner, which includes Brückner Maschinenbau, the market leader in systems for film stretching; Brückner Servtec, the business unit for customer service; and Kiefel, which makes thermoforming and plastics joining machinery. PackSys is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and has manufacturing and assembly bases in Switzerland and Thailand as well as a software development centre in India. It employs about 300....
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