Two Acquisitions in IML And Packaging Automation
CBW Automation joins H. Muller-Fabrique de Moules; Verstraete IML is acquired by Multi-Color Corp.
Two recent acquisitions involve major players in in-mold labeling (IML) and packaging automation:
• CBW Automation, Ft. Collins, Colo., has become a sister company of H. Müller-Fabrique de Moules SA within the newly formed Mold & Robotics Group in Switzerland. CBW Automation is well known specialist in robots and other automation for IML and handling containers and lids in takeout, orientation, assembly, stacking, and packing. Müller (muller-iml.com) is a Swiss leader in injection molds and robotics for packaging IML, takeout, assembly, quality inspection, and stacking/packing.
• Verstraete IML of The Netherlands, a leading supplier of in-mold labels, is now part of Multi-Color Corp., Batavia, Ohio. Verstraete was acquired from Constantia Flexibles, an Austrian packaging producer. Multi-Color Corp. is a global printer of labels and one of the world’s largest in that business. Verstrate plans to open its first U.S. production facility at a MCC location in the greater Cincinnati area by the second quarter.
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