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KHS USA expands packaging business with acquisition
Waukesha, Wis.-based KHS USA Inc. plans to purchase the assets of Fairfield, N.J., packaging machinery manufacturer Scandia Packaging Machinery Co.multi lane packaging machine
With the purchase, KHS USA will expand its portfolio to include compact cartoners and secondary packaging machines, according to a news release.
“There’s a trend towards smaller single-serve products. In taking over Scandia, an expert in compact packaging machines, we’re developing attractive growth areas in this very segment,” Donald Deubel, vice president and business unit leader at KHS USA, said in the release.KHS will acquire the system portfolio and additional additional equipment as well as extensive machine expertise and the company’s customer base.
“Scandia has a very good reputation in its fields of expertise. Much of its business is from returning customers,” Deubel said.During a 60-day transition period, all existing orders will be filled. Production will then move to KHS USA’s Sarasota, Fla., facility.
Scandia president Bill Bronander III will manage business development and sales at KHS USA.KHS USA plans to present one of the first systems from the acquisition at Pack Expo International in Chicago in October.