Bosch Packaging intends to acquire Ampack Ammann, located in Königsbrunn, Germany. Agreements were signed on July 20. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The planned takeover is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

Equipment developed and produced by Ampack Ammann includes cup and bottle filling machines as well as dosing systems and peripheral machinery. The equipment is mainly used to fill and pack highly sensitive food such as dairy products and hospital food. Moreover, the company has conducted its own research in aseptics and has run a microbiology test laboratory since 2005.

"Ampack Ammann is a technological leader in the area of low-germ and aseptic processing of pre-formed cups and bottles. With the acquisition of Ampack Ammann, we will be able to complement our existing product portfolio in this segment," says Friedbert Klefenz, president of the Bosch Packaging Technology division.

Apart from manufacturing its own machines and equipment, Ampack Ammann offers an extensive range of after-sales services, including the maintenance and overhaul of used machinery and the supply of spare parts. Ampack Ammann also acts as general contractor for complete filling and packing lines. Its customers include European dairies as well as producers of food and of nutritional products for hospitals and infants.