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Bosch buys PET bottle equipment maker

In a bid to enter the PET blow molding market, Germany-based packaging specialist Bosch Packaging Technology plans to acquire the assets of Tecsor Machines et Systèmes SAS, based in Meyreuil near Marseille, France.


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June 22, 2013 by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to enter the PET blow molding market, Germany-based packaging specialist Bosch Packaging Technology plans to acquire the assets of Tecsor Machines et Systèmes SAS, based in Meyreuil near Marseille, France.

Tecsor develops and sells machinery for making and filling PET containers for liquid and paste-like foodstuffs. Established in 2005, the company generated sales of roughly two million euros in 2012.

The purchase price has not been disclosed.

“With Tecsor, we are further adding to our activities in the area of liquid foods,” said Friedbert Klefenz, president of the Bosch Packaging Technology division.

In October 2012, Bosch took over Ampack in Königsbrunn, Germany. Its portfolio includes filling machinery for cups and bottles. This machinery is mainly used to fill and package highly sensitive foodstuffs such as dairy products, baby food, and hospital food.