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Gabler Engineering – Coperion 15/07/2022

Filed under: Mergers & Acquisitions,Production & Machinery — Joan Mestres @ 1:40 PM
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I’d like to share with you the press release informing about the acquisition of Gabler Engineering by Coperion. Gabler has been for many years one of the main suppliers if machinery to the chewing gum industry (but also the wider confectionery and food industry and even pharma). Now will be under the umbrella of the extrusion experts (encompassing other fields away from food and chewing gum) of Coperion.

Coperion Acquires German Food and Pharmaceutical Specialist Gabler Engineering

·         Leverages Gabler’s key extruder technology and knowledge in forming, coating, and feeding equipment

·         Enhances Coperion’s food and pharmaceutical portfolio

Stuttgart, Germany, July 2022  Coperion GmbH has recently acquired food and pharmaceutical specialist Gabler Engineering GmbH, enhancing Coperion’s food and pharmaceutical portfolio. Gabler Engineering, based in Malsch, Germany, specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and implementation of plants and equipment for the confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.

Gabler’s strong position in the confectionery and pharmaceutical businesses builds on Coperion’s existing food and pharmaceutical capabilities. The acquisition will leverage Gabler Engineering’s key strategic technology and know-how to enhance and support Coperion’s strategic growth opportunities in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

“Food and pharmaceutical are among Coperion’s strategic growth end markets, and we believe this acquisition will help us continue to enhance our existing business by leveraging Gabler’s expertise, reputation, and brand recognition in the industry,” said Kevin Buchler, Coperion Division President Strategic Markets / Aftermarket Sales and Services. “We have strong relationships with several multinational corporations and adding Gabler’s key strategic technology and expertise enables us to create more value for our customers.”

About Coperion

Coperion (www.coperion.com) is the global market and technology leader in compounding and extrusion systems, feeding systems, bulk material handling systems, and services. Coperion develops, produces, and services plants, machinery, and components for the plastics, chemical, food, pharmaceutical and minerals industries. Coperion employs 2,500 people worldwide in its two divisions: Polymer and Strategic Markets / Aftermarket Sales and Service, as well as its 30 sales and service companies. “

 

Cafosa 07/07/2022

Filed under: Mergers & Acquisitions — Joan Mestres @ 12:38 PM
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Some days ago the Brazilian gum base producer Sweet Gum (I posted about them in the past) reached an agreement to acquire the leading gum base supplier world-wide, Cafosa, from Mars. The deal is pending approval from the Authorities, so probably we will hear an official communication about this matter once it is completed.

Cafosa, which is part of Mars, was showing red figures for the last years. Negative financial results, loss of customers and poor performance might be some of the reasons (among others) that led Mars to take this move.

I look forward to see how this changes the game in the gum base sector. I worked for 12 years in Cafosa and I have seen the changes and transformation of the company from a family-owned Catalan SME (Mr Carulla founded the company within the General de Confiteria -later Joyco- Group) to being absorbed by Wrigley and later being part of Mars. Now starts a new era within an environment that has been hit by the Covid19 pandemic and with a decline of chewing gum consumption in many countries.

 

DSM + FIRMENICH 31/05/2022

Filed under: Mergers & Acquisitions — Joan Mestres @ 5:37 PM
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Today in the news we can see about the merger of these two giants, which will result in an even larger company, active in the fields of nutrition, flavours and fragances.

You can read the article in Foodnavigator and also in Foodingredients1st

I am sure many chewing gum producers worldwide are using, or have used Firmenich flavours at some stage- I do not know how this will affect them on short and long term. I can just say that, personally, I do not think mergers are good news, generally speaking. For sure, the potential of the new company will be huge (I am thinking on R&D potential, production capabilities,…) and I can just hope that this will be for the benefit of the customers.