The international technology group Körber seeks to further strengthen its Business Area Pharma Systems with the acquisition of system partner Systec & Services GmbH.
Hamburg/Karlsruhe, September 19th, 2017. The international technology group Körber seeks to further strengthen its Business Area Pharma Systems with the acquisition of system partner Systec & Services GmbH. The aim of the acquisition is to strengthen existing skill sets in the companies Seidenader and Werum IT Solutions in the areas of MES (manufacturing execution systems) and serialization, and to increase expertise in the consulting business.
With the planned takeover, Körber Medipak Systems GmbH, the holding company of Business Area Pharma Systems, is expanding the range of services it offers its customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. As a system partner, Systec & Services GmbH specializes in consultation for the implementation of manufacturing execution systems and track and trace solutions. The company is headquartered in Karlsruhe (Germany) with an additional location in Pratteln near Basel (Switzerland).
With its more than 80 employees, Systec & Services GmbH advises clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in selecting and implementing software. The company has decades of experience and comprehensive industry knowledge in the implementation of MES systems and solutions for tracing medical products. Medipak Systems company Seidenader Maschinenbau and Systec & Services have previously worked together very successfully in the area of track and trace.
"We look forward to working with Systec & Services to further expand our position in the growing pharmaceutical market," says Christopher Somm, Member of the Executive Board of Körber AG. "With the planned acquisition, we will gain an experienced partner whose expertise will help us to provide improved support to our customers, particularly in holistic consultation and the implementation of software and track and trace solutions."
"From our many years of working together as partners, we have great respect for Systec & Services and its expertise in integration. Together we will be even better positioned to offer integrated solutions from a single source, from project start to commissioning," emphasizes Clemens Berger, CEO of Körber Medipak Systems GmbH. "This planned acquisition underscores our commitment to optimally combining process know-how and engineering expertise for the benefit of our customers in the international pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. This will allow us to offer added value to our customers and thus become their first stop for system solutions."
"Körber and Medipak Systems are ideal strategic partners for us," stresses Hermann Schäfer, Managing Partner of Systec & Services GmbH. "This connection will allow us as a complete provider to offer our customers significantly more solutions than previously."
"We are looking forward to working with the experts from Medipak Systems," adds Alfred Schiffmacher, also Managing Partner of Systec & Services GmbH. "Systec & Services is the perfect fit for Körber Medipak Systems since our solutions complete one another's perfectly, which results in new perspectives for us on the international market."
The acquisition is subject to the approval of the competent antitrust authorities.
About Körber and Medipak Systems
Körber AG is the holding company of an international technology group with almost 11,500 employees worldwide. The Group unites leading technology companies with more than 130 production, service, and sales companies. At locations around the globe, Körber combines the advantages of a global presence with the strengths of a highly specialized and flexible medium-sized company to offers its customer solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of automation, logistics systems, Machine Tools, pharma systems, tissue, and tobacco.
Körber Medipak Systems GmbH is the leading company of Business Area Pharma Systems of the Körber Group, which brings together six global companies: Dividella, Fargo Automation, Mediseal, Rondo, Seidenader Maschinenbau and Werum IT Solutions. These companies offer high-quality solutions worldwide for the manufacturing, inspection and packaging, as well as traceability, of pharmaceutical products.
About Systec & Services GmbH
Systec & Services GmbH, headquartered in Karlsruhe (Germany), is a system house and solution provider for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology industries. Its core areas are manufacturing execution systems (MES), serialization and track and trace solutions, manufacturing intelligence systems and validation services, and general consulting services in regulated manufacturing.
With roughly 80 employees, Systec & Services GmbH provides support to more than 100 clients with the aim of making production more efficient, improving quality and acting in accordance with regulatory requirements.