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20.01.2020 Hosokawa Alpine acquires Solids Solutions Group

Hosokawa Alpine AG, Augsburg, Germany, has taken over the Solids Solutions Group, Landsberg am Lech, Germany, with effect from 2 January. "With the acquisition of Solids Solutions Group, we are pleased to be able to supplement our core business in the field of mechanical process engineering with a broad portfolio and know-how in the field of bulk materials handling. As a result, customers of both companies will benefit in future from the joined strength of a broad-based system provider," said Dr Antonio Fernández, CEO of Hosokawa Alpine.

With currently three locations in Spain and Germany, Solids Solutions Group is today an internationally active group of companies with about 50 years of experience in the field of bulk materials handling. In the future, the company will become the new centre of expertise in the field of bulk solids handling within Hosokawa Alpine under the name ‘Hosokawa Solids Solutions GmbH’.

"We warmly welcome our new colleagues and look forward to working together in the future on holistic solutions for our customers," added Dr Fernández. Hosokawa Alpine, which since 1987 has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s Hosokawa Micron Corporation,    already holds a leading position as a provider of solutions in the field of mechanical process engineering. It currently employs around 800 staff and enjoys an export quota of about 80%. In the 2017/2018 financial year it generated sales of about €211 million. Solids Solutions Group has some 100 employees at locations in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, as well as Aizarnazabal and Zarautz in the Spanish Basque Country.

"I am pleased to be able to hand over the Solids Solutions Group to a strong company in the field of mechanical process engineering and to know that the employees and customers are in good hands. The integration into the Hosokawa Group will further strengthen the company and offer a successful prospect for the future," said Hermann Linder, founder and departing CEO of Solids Solutions Group.

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