Multivac takes over the slicer division of VC999
Packaging specialist Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG will take over the slicing activities of VC999, making a “strategically important” step in the direction of ‘better processing’.
The acquisition will mean that Multivac will now be able to offer customers complete slicing and packaging lines in all output categories.
Founded five years ago as part of the VC999 company, which has been operating in the packaging machine sector, the slicer division of VC999 manufactures slicer solutions for use on an industrial scale, which meet what are said to be the highest hygiene requirements and have a modular design.
VC999 has decided for strategic reasons to divest itself of this business unit.
After the takeover, Multivac will continue to use the current VC999 slicer production site at Buchenau (Dautphetal) as the development centre and manufacturing location for prototypes.
The mass production of slicers will take place at Multivac’s headquarters in Wolfertschwenden, Germany, while extensive investment in what has been described “a highly modern” production site is currently being planned, and will include a facility for application technology.
With immediate effect, complete slicer lines will also be available at the Wolfertschwenden site for carrying out customer trials.
With its entry into the slicer business, Multivac is fulfilling an essential precondition in optimising the degree of slicer integration in automated packaging lines, with the aim of not just reducing the foot-print of automatic slicer lines but also increasing the output capability of these solutions.