Synerlink S.A., a France-based supplier of packaging technology for the food industry, acquired Ermi, a manufacturer of ultra-clean and aseptic fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for milk, desserts, yogurt and juices.
The addition of Ermi, based in Dreux, France, completes Synerlink’s broad range of packaging solutions, including form-fill-seal and fill-seal machines for cups and bottles, end-of-line solutions, complete packaging line integration and aftermarket support (spare parts, field service and equipment upgrades).
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ermi to the Synerlink family,” says Eric Lesbats, Synerlink president. “The talents and knowledge of the Ermi team complement those of Synerlink’s team, and Ermi’s highly versatile and efficient fill-seal fillers will substantially enhance our product range. This is a very exciting time for us.”
“This acquisition is a great opportunity for our business, team members and customers,” says Laurent Le Naour, Ermi president and co-founder. “Ermi’s proven technology, combined with Synerlink’s global structures and established culture, will help us enhance our customers’ trust and grow into new markets.”
Ermi is Synerlink’s fifth acquisition since joining Barry-Wehmiller, St. Louis, Mo., in 2013.
“It is a pleasure to share Barry-Wehmiller’s caring culture with our new Ermi team members,” says Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller. “Integrating Ermi successfully completes Synerlink’s technology and product mapping vision.”