Solutions in thermoforming technology

Kiefel to acquire Bosch Sprang

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Rob Smeulders, CEO of Bosch Sprang

The main focus of Bosch Sprang, a specialist in the field of thermoforming technology, lies in the development and manufacture of tilting moulds for use in the production of plastic cups – an area in which the company is a world leader. Its team of some 100 employees has made a considerable contribution to the current state of technology.

Bosch Sprang is a supplier to producers of thermoformed rigid packaging parts. The company stands out from its competitors due to a sophisticated approach to customer service, which embraces everything from product development, prototyping, sample production and production optimization to a permanent service presence at customers’ production facilities. A highly qualified workforce, top-class products, an in-house laboratory and mechanical engineering as well as the positive reputation among customers, provide an excellent basis to further expand the company as a technology and development partner.

“This deal does not just bring together two of the technology and market world leaders but also two teams with an absolutely customer-centric approach and an eye to the future,” according to the CEO of Kiefel, Thomas J Halletz. “The range of services supplied by Bosch Sprang also perfectly matches Kiefel’s portfolio as a manufacturer of thermoforming machines, while enhancing our ability to serve the highly demanding tooling needs of the premium segment.”

“Regardless of whether we supply our customers with one-off tools or we offer them an even greater range of services in close cooperation with Kiefel, it is the customer who will ultimately benefit from the expertise and the excellent service of both companies. This will lead to an optimized interaction between machine and forming-tool,” says Rob Smeulders, CEO of Bosch Sprang. This takeover marks a further step in the growth strategy of the Brückner Group, which is designed to strengthen the position of its existing members by extending the range of products and services available. The company management of Bosch Sprang will be in the hands of Smeulders and Thorsten Emge, who is presently the head of central engineering at Kiefel.

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