Netstal will have a new owner: Krones acquires 100 percent of the Netstal Group from KraussMaffei. The takeover agreement was officially signed on February 6. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of the year. Our customers in all application areas will benefit from the opportunities arising from this change.

We will not have to introduce Krones to our customers in the beverage industry. This may be different for Netstal users and our partners from the thin-wall packaging and medical technology sectors. That is why we are pleased to offer a brief overview of the Krones Group: Krones is the market leader in lines and machines for the production, filling and packaging of beverages and liquid foodstuffs in PET and glass bottles as well as beverage cans. With its products, the German company covers the entire production, filling and packaging process as well as the material flow in the manufacturing plant and integrates the corresponding IT systems. It also carries out complete factory planning projects for the beverage industry. Headquartered in Neutraubling, Bavaria, the company employs around 18,000 people worldwide. Consolidated revenue in 2022 amounted to 4.209 billion euros. Krones AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and is currently included in the MDAX share index.

Looking forward to a successful collaboration (from left): Danijela Karelse (CFO Netstal), Renzo Davatz (CEO Netstal), Christoph Klenk (CEO Krones) and Uta Anders (CFO Krones)

The Krones Group stands on an extremely solid economic and technological foundation and can look back on a very successful development over the past decades. We are convinced that Netstal can only benefit from this new foundation in order to achieve the targeted growth in all areas.

“This transaction is a milestone in the long history of Netstal. Krones opens up strategic perspectives that were previously not possible. The potential for more customer benefits and growth in the beverage sector is obvious. The opportunities in the medical and thin-wall packaging applications are equally exciting. It is a pleasure for me to continue the strategic direction we have taken together with Krones to an even greater extent.”

Renzo Davatz, CEO Netstal

Leading solutions for the beverage and packaging industry as well as medical technology

However, major changes can also lead to questions. We would therefore like to emphasize at this point: With Netstal, we will continue to focus on you and your needs. Your personal contacts in sales and service will continue to be available at the headquarters in Näfels and in the subsidiaries. The processing of orders and projects will also not be affected. You will always receive leading technology from us in proven Netstal quality.

Our market orientation will not change. Krones would like to work with us to further develop the Netstal strategy and lead it to success. This applies to all strategic application areas. Netstal will continue to offer leading solutions for the efficient production of PET preforms, beverage closures and thin-wall packaging. In medical technology, Netstal is excellently positioned in high-speed mass applications for laboratory and consumable materials. This market position is to be further strengthened in the future. With its leading injection molding technology for medical applications and thin-wall packaging, Netstal supports Krones’ strategy of diversifying into the medical/pharmaceutical market as well as the food and personal care sectors. Netstal will continue to manage its business independently, benefiting from Krones’ international footprint and economies of scale.

Injection Molding Competence Center Näfels

Despite a challenging environment, we believe we are well equipped for the future. With Netstal, we have a competitive product portfolio and are constantly working on further innovations. Always with the aim of further increasing your added value. Under the umbrella of Krones, we will continue to expand our leading position in the top performance segment. Our headquarters in Näfels will be further developed into an injection molding competence center. This will ensure your supply of innovative injection molding technology and associated services as well as digital enhancements for applications in the top performance segment.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have on this and other topics.

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