Bosch Plans To Acquire Tecsor, France

Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, plans to acquire the assets of Tecsor et Systems S.A.S., based in France.

Tecsor develops and sells machinery for making and filling PET containers for liquid and paste-like foodstuffs. The planned acquisition is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. Main customers in the food and beverage industry PET containers are used in the food and beverage industry – as milk bottles or yogurt cups. Using a special blow-molding technology, a machine developed by Tecsor can make and fill between 6,000 and 32,000 bottles per hour. “With Tecsor, we are further adding to our activities in the area of liquid foods,” said Friedbert Klefenz, President, Bosch Packaging Technology Division.

Ampack is the technology leader in the segment of near-sterile and aseptic processing of pre-formed cups and bottles. Following the acquisition of Tecsor, Bosch can round out its existing portfolio of products in this area to include its own production of cups and bottles. “The new machinery we offer will save our customers materials, energy, and costs. For its part, Bosch Packaging Technology will improve its chances in the market,” he added.

PET (polyethylene terephthelate) is a thermoplastic, recyclable synthetic material that is often used for the production of plastic containers. Specially designed machinery and a thermo-molding process are used to shape the container (bottle or cup) from a PET blank. This process is the basis of the Tecsor business model. In acquiring this process, Bosch Packaging Technology hopes to enter the machinery business for PET containers.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.