Bobst looks to acquire Wifag Polytype

Bobst has said that it’s entered into exclusive negotiations regarding a potential acquisition of Wifag-Polytype’s coating technology business. Any deal would likely happen in the second quarter of this year.

Wifag-Polytype is a privately owned international engineering and manufacturing company with its headquarters in Fribourg, Switzerland. The company makes printing machines for plastic containers, tubes and metal packaging equipment as well as developing high-precision coating and laminating equipment together with process solutions for the production of multilayer films and papers.

Bobst develops equipment and services for packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries. It has said that it will use the acquisition to grow its own coating business.





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