Bosch Packaging Technology plans to acquire the machinery business companies of Eisai Co., Ltd., one of the leading Japanese pharmaceutical companies based in Tokyo. Respective agreements were signed on February 8, 2012. Eisai machinery business companies specialize in inspection machinery for the pharmaceutical industry. Bosch Packaging Technology and Eisai Co., Ltd. have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The transaction is subject to compliance with antitrust legislation.
Eisai’s inspection technology is used in the area of liquid pharmaceuticals, for instance with ampoules, pre-filled syringes, infusion bottles or vials, as well as in the production of solid pharmaceuticals such as tablets. In addition, the Eisai machinery companies sell packaging materials for pharmaceutical products, as well as pharmaceutical packaging machines from various manufacturers.
“We can see excellent growth opportunities,” says Friedbert Klefenz, President of
Bosch Packaging Technology. “Inspection technology is of prime importance to pharmaceutical manufacturers, because of rising demands on the production and packaging process due to increasing levels of safety requirements worldwide. With this acquisition, we will also further increase our presence in the Japanese market.” Moreover, Bosch intends to continue pursuing Eisai’s machinery established business of selling pharmaceutical packaging machines and materials.
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