Haidlmair takes full control of Mould & Matic
Haidlmair takes full control of Mould & Matic

Haidlmair has bought up the 50% share of Greiner Packaging International in machine tool manufacturer and automation specialist Mould & Matic Solutions. This will make it the sole owner of the company, which Haidlmair had owned jointly with Greiner. The transaction is intended to create “good prospects” for Mould & Matic's growth-oriented development. The parties did not disclose any information on the purchase price.

Mould & Matic is headquartered in the upper Austrian community of Micheldorf. The company has also operated out of a location in Slusovice, Czech Republic, since 1995. Its core competencies include the manufacture of machine tools and automation solutions for the packaging industry. Its broad expertise is in the technologies of thermoforming, injection moulding, and blow moulding.

Haidlmair is a provider of machine tools and die-making solutions for medium- and large-size containers, primarily in the area of logistics, beverages, and Packaging but also including household items, environmental technology, and the automotive industry. This family-owned company based in Nussbach, Upper Austria, employs around 550 workers in eight companies, and has sales of approximately EUR 70 million.

Greiner Packaging International is one of the leading companies in the European packaging industry and employs 3,426 employees at 34 locations. The company achieved annual sales of EUR513 million in 2013 (including joint ventures). This represents more than a third of the total sales of the Greiner Group.

Meanwhile, was originally part of the Greiner Group’s mould making department for thermoforming and injection moulding production. In 2003, the production unit was sourced out as an independent company and moved to Micheldorf/Austria. It currently employs 172 employees.

The production program of Mould & Matic comprises three technology areas. In the Micheldorf-plant moulds and peripherals for the thermoforming production, such as pick-up Stacker or packaging systems for thermoforming lines and injection blow machine under the product name "Blowliner" are manufactured. The branch factory in the Czech Republic in Slusovice focuses on injection moulds for thinwall containers.

(IMA)

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