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09.04.2018 BHS-Sonthofen acquires AVA

Germany-based BHS-Sonthofen has with effect from 4 April acquired all shares in AVA GmbH & Co. KG, which is located in Herrsching in the Greater Munich Area. As the product portfolios of the two companies complement each another perfectly, this move strengthens BHS-Sonthofen’s market position in the field of mixing technology. It furthermore supplements the company’s competence in the field of solid-liquid separation with AVA’s drying technology. The owners of AVA decided to sell the family business as they wish to retire yet lack a successor. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The Herrsching site will be retained, together with all AVA employees. Both companies will continue to operate in the marketplace under their separate names.
AVA was founded by Helmut Huep in 1991 and managed by him and his wife Dagmar Huep until beginning of this month. “We have known BHS-Sonthofen for a long time and cooperated in joint projects on many occasions,” stressed the previous owners of AVA. “Therefore, BHS was our number one choice when we decided to sell our company. With them, we can rest assured that our company, employees and customers will be in good hands.” AVA achieved significant sales growth over the past few years and is in sound financial health.
“We feel honoured that AVA approached us with their offer to sell. We look forward to combining the product ranges of both companies, which will result in an even more comprehensive offering in all relevant markets,” commented Dennis Kemmann, managing director of BHS-Sonthofen. “Since a solid know-how in process engineering is particularly important for our consulting services, we also appreciate the infusion of competent employees at the Herrsching site.” 
BHS-Sonthofen managing director Dennis Kemmann

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