Krones is close to signing an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Netstal Maschinen AG (Netstal) from KraussMaffei. Based in Naefels, Switzerland, Netstal is a leading supplier of injection molding machines to the beverage market (PET preforms and caps) as well as to the medical and thin-wall packaging market. The company is a technological leader in its markets and has already been a strategic partner of Krones in the past.
The acquisition of Netstal will benefit Krones on various dimensions. Netstal’s PET and Cap businesses complement Krones’ product portfolio for the beverage market. With respect to PET closed-loop solutions Krones then covers all technologies required from injection molding to PET container production through to filling/packaging and recycling. The medical and thin-wall packaging segments of Netstal support the Krones strategy to diversify into the medical/pharma market as well as into food and home-personal-care applications. Netstal will retain its business responsibility within Krones, while benefitting from the international set-up and scale of Krones.
The final signing of the transaction is scheduled for beginning of February 2024. With the acquisition of Netstal, Krones continues to successfully implement its M&A strategy. Once signed, the transaction will be subject to approval under the relevant antitrust legislation. Krones expects the transaction to be completed within the first half of 2024. For more visit krones.com