Multivac acquires Mobepack Sistem
July 27, 2011
by Meat&Poultry Staff
WOLFERSCHWENDEN, Germany – Multivac has acquired Spain’s Mobepack Sistem SL, which substantially expands the company’s market position on the Iberian Peninsula. Terms of the purchase agreement providing ownership of Mobepack Sistem SL to be transferred to Multivac Packaging Systems España were finalized on May 30.
Mobepack’s industrial premises feature the latest manufacturing technology and the company employs approximately 80 staff members, all of whom will be integrated into the Spanish distribution and service business of Multivac Spain. The manufacturing capacity of Mobepack Sistem will continue to be used within the Multivac group of companies.
“The management and staff of Mobepack Sistem welcome this investment by Multivac, the market leader, and we are convinced that Mobepack Sistem can continue fully developing its potential within the Multivac group of companies,” said Francisco Monente, the company’s previous owner. Monente will continue running Mobepack as it is integrated into Multivac Packaging Systems España, and will thereafter be joint chief executive officer of Multivac Spain.
“Mobepack has a good market position on the Iberian Peninsula. We are pleased to be able to welcome such a competent partner into our group, as it empowers us to offer our clients in Spain and Portugal even better service,” added Emilio Hernández, chief executive officer of MULTIVAC Spain.
The Mobepack acquisition has also provided Multivac with distribution authority for Weber slicing technologies on the Iberian Peninsula. Multivac and Weber have collaborated on more than 1,500 automated slicing and packaging installations worldwide.
Multivac is a leading global supplier of packaging solutions including thermoform packaging machines and it manufactures a comprehensive range of traysealers, vacuum chamber machines, chamber conveyor machines, labelers, quality control systems, automation solutions and ready-to-use lines.
The Multivac group employs approximately 3,300 people worldwide, with about 1,300 based at the headquarters in Wolfertschwenden. The company is represented on every continent, with more than 60 subsidiaries. More than 900 consultants and service technicians around the world work for the company.