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Cermex acquires Newtec Case Palletizing to further enhance its range and expertise
Cermex, a leader in secondary packaging machinery and a subsidiary of the Tetra Laval group, has today announced it is acquiring Newtec Case Palletizing, an expert in palletizing systems, from the Newtec Group.
The acquisition represents a continuation of Cermex’s growth strategy, by consolidating and strengthening its three-dimensional expertise in case packing, shrink-wrapping and palletizing. Cermex will acquire Newtec Case Palletizing’s plant in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre in France, and its related layer-by-layer and robotic-unit load palletizing activity. In addition to expanding its turnover and workforce, which will now reach € 120 million and nearly 800 employees respectively, the acquisition will also enable Cermex to create opportunities for synergies, both internationally and in new market segments.
An expert in its field, Newtec Case Palletizing strengthens and increases Cermex’s range of palletizing solutions. At the same time, the global strength of the Cermex Sales & Services organization, and its experience with international buyers, opens up wider opportunities to the newly-expanded range.
This new stage in Cermex’s expansion will further improve its service to its historical customers in the food, beverage, home care, personal care and health care sectors. Thanks to Newtec Case Palletizing’s expertise in liquid dairy products, this latter market segment will form a more integral part of the Cermex strategy.
An expanded team of experts
The prospect of creating a stronger organization with three expertise centers in France dedicated to case packing in Corcelles-lès-Cîteaux, shrink-wrapping in Lisieux and palletizing in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, as well as the potential for international growth, will naturally lead to the integration of all Newtec Case Palletizing employees into Cermex.
Cermex is consequently continuing its growth strategy to consolidate its positions as an international player; partner to industrialists on a local level; and producer of innovative and reliable solutions for automating secondary packaging.
Cermex is one of the leaders in secondary packaging machinery with complete solutions for case packing, shrink-wrapping and palletizing fast-moving consumer goods. Created in 1974, Cermex employs 650 people worldwide with four production plants in France, China and India; nine subsidiaries and sales offices; and turnover of € 100 million. Cermex has been part of the Sidel Group (Tetra Laval) since 1996.
About Newtec Case Palletizing
Newtec Case Palletizing, based in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre in France, is an expert in layer-by-layer and robot palletizing systems at all speeds. Created in 1947, the company employs 140 people and most recently recorded turnover of € 22 million. With solutions in industrial software, de-palletizing and box palletizing/de-palletizing, Newtec Case Palletizing is present in the following markets: liquid dairy products, beverages, chemicals and cosmetics.