Plastics processor Ensinger GmbH (Nufringen, Germany) has acquired medical technology company Moll Engineering GmbH (Lübeck, Germany). The acquisition also includes the takeover of the manufacturing company Wenglon GmbH, which makes products on Moll’s behalf in Dobra, Poland.
Owner-operated Moll Engineering manufactures devices from carbon fiber–reinforced high-performance plastics, stainless steel and titanium. Its core competencies reside in target devices for trauma surgery, retractors and other medical instruments. Components for automation technology and aviation are also part of its portfolio. A total of 70 employees work for Moll and Wenglon.
Ensinger develops, manufactures and sells compounds, semi-finished materials, composites, technical parts and profiles made of engineering and high-performance plastics. Capabilities include extrusion, machining and injection molding. Certified to ISO 13485:2012, the company serves the global medical technology industry as well as the aerospace, oil and gas, and semiconductor sectors.
"We are delighted about this new addition, which introduces an attractive technology range into the corporate group,” said Ensinger Managing Director Dr. Roland Reber in a prepared statement. "The combination of carbon fiber–reinforced plastics and metals is the ideal solution for many medical applications, particularly in orthopedics and trauma surgery.”
Ensinger already develops medical-grade plastic compounds, provides stock shapes made from carbon-fiber composite and other materials, and produces a variety of machined parts. A subsidiary company is developing new technologies for the processing of thermoplastic fiber composites. The different process technologies open up diverse options for customers for developing and manufacturing products together with Ensinger along the value-added chain.
The acquisition expands Moll Engineering’s access to global markets. Stefan Moll will continue to lead the company he co-founded in 1996, and its headquarters will remain in Lübeck. Further investments are planned for manufacturing operations in Dobra.