Form-fill-seal (FFS) packaging equipment provider Synerlink (Paris, France) has acquired Dairy Pack (La Rioja, Spain) to expand its range of solutions and services in the fresh dairy market and beyond. This acquisition marks Dairy Pack as the 81st company to join growing global capital equipment and engineering solutions leader Barry-Wehmiller (St. Louis, MO), parent company of Synerlink.
“Dairy Pack’s expertise in FFS technology, their fill-seal (FS) machine range and a very strong and deserved reputation make them a natural and complementary partner to Synerlink’s well-known brands like Arcil, Dinieper, Aprium and Dosil. We believe that the joint technical expertise of our teams will benefit our collective brand and that the Synerlink support teams will ensure the long-term satisfaction of our clients around the world,” said Eric Lesbats, CEO of Synerlink.
Dairy Pack designs and manufactures FFS and FS machines and offers services to dairy companies from its manufacturing facility in Logroño, Spain. Synerlink’s strategy behind purchase is to strengthen its ability to support customers through their small and medium filling machines. Dairy Pack machines operate in more than 20 countries around the world, both for large global dairy customers and for smaller local producers.
Dairy Pack products and services will be marketed through the global sales network of Synerlink, under the leadership of the new Dairy Pack sales leader Claude Deshayes. Synerlink has service centers in France, the United States, Brazil, China and Russia which will provide after-sale service. Dairy Pack will continue to be the brand name for the machines from its product line, while the name of the company will officially become Synerlink Iberica.
Barry-Wehmiller, has more than 11,000 employees across 100+ locations worldwide. Since 1987 when it began its acquisition strategy, privately-held Barry-Wehmiller has experienced significant growth and anticipates revenues will surpass $2.4 billion in 2016.
“We welcome the gifts and talents of the team members of Dairy Pack into the Barry-Wehmiller family and look forward to working alongside them in creating a great future together,” said Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO.