HAVER & BOECKER and WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHER Launch New JVHAVER & BOECKER and WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHER Launch New JV
July 13, 2018
Packaging machinery firm WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHERand process technology maker HAVER & BOECKERlaunched a new joint venture, AVENTUS, focused on solutions for the packing of free-flowing loose goods up to finished pallets at the recent Achema trade fair.
The joint company was officially founded in June with each party holding a 50% share. NEWTEC, the HAVER & BOECKER subsidiary specialized in palletizing, is now a 100% subsidiary of AVENTUS. Once under full operation, AVENTUS will employ over 300 employees and reach sales of approximately 80 million euros.
“Today’s megatrends of globalization and digitalization are impacting the filling and palletizing markets,” Florian Festge, Managing Partner at HAVER & BOECKER, said in a company press release. “Rapidly increasing innovation cycles, linked production processes worldwide along with higher demands for flexibility are only some of the challenges the market faces. In order to optimally fulfil the customer needs of today and tomorrow, we need a strong and focused team. With AVENTUS this is precisely what we will create.”
Kai Lammers was appointed as Managing Director of AVENTUS. The graduate engineer worked at W&H for the last 16 years, most recently as Division Manager Service-Sales. The portfolio of AVENTUS will include filling technology for open bags, FFS bags and big bags as well as palletizing and load securing technology. The joint venture will serve customers primarily in the animal feed, chemicals, and food markets.
For service AVENTUS will benefit from the structures of both parent companies. “AVENTUS will offer service on all 5 continents, with access to 52 service centers, and over 500 service technicians,” says Lammers. “Like its mother companies AVENTUS promises long-term service and guarantees service for existing machines from both companies as well as for new machines.”
Although the exact location is not yet decided, it is certain that AVENTUS will have its headquarters in Münsterland, Germany. By 2020 it will have its own production, R&D and other functions there. With NEWTEC a second production site is located in Alsace, France.
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