Duravant – a provider of engineered equipment and automation solutions to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors – has acquired Votech, a manufacturer of bag filling machines and palletising technology.
Votech, headquartered in Reusel, The Netherlands, will join forces with Fischbein International – a Duravant operating company – to serve its global customer base.
The acquisition will bring together Votech’s expertise in bag management and palletising, and Fischbein’s portfolio of bag sealing and sewing equipment.
“There is a very complementary relationship between our two organisations,” said Olivier Hancotte, VP and general manager of Fischbein. “We’re thrilled to work closely with the Votech team to create a broader product offering for both companies’ customers. Fischbein and Votech equipment will both be available through the Fischbein global sales team.”
The partnership will combine the two engineered equipment manufacturers’ expertise and increase Duravant’s ability to serve customers in over 190 countries worldwide.
“We’re excited to be a part of the Duravant group of world-class brands and automation solutions,” said Rolf Michiels, director of project sales. “Aligning with the Fischbein team to better serve our customers through a united and collaborative strategy is an exciting prospect for us. Duravant’s lifecycle management via the company’s SupportPro services also gives our customers broader access to value-added solutions that will help their operations achieve their productivity and efficiency goals.”
Pierre Dierckx, director of operations, added: “Our partnership with Duravant opens the path for Votech’s geographic expansion and growth in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. We’re thrilled to also collaborate with nVenia, Duravant’s US-based operating company serving customers across a wide array of industrial end markets and consumer packaged goods.”
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