Multivac acquires slicer division of VC999

As of 1 December 2017, Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG has announced that it will be taking over the slicing activities of VC999.

As a result, it is hoped that the packaging specialist will be in a position to offer complete packaging lines for sliced products such as cheese, sliced meats and ham from one single source.

The slicer division of VC999 manufactures slicer solutions for use on an industrial scale, which, according to the company, meet the highest hygiene requirements and have a modular design. VC999 has decided for strategic reasons to divest itself of this business unit.

Multivac has also recently completed further strategic alliances with industrial partners. The Bizerba slicer portfolio in the smaller output range has become part of the Multivac Group’s offer worldwide. This range of slicers complements the Group’s portfolio of packaging machines for the production of small and medium-sized batches. In order to meet the requirements in the high-output sector, Multivac will market Formax slicers from Provisur in selected regions.

After the takeover has been completed, Multivac will continue to use the current VC999 slicer production site at Buchenau, Germany as the development centre and manufacturing location for prototypes.

The mass production of slicers will take place at Multivac’s headquarters in Wolfertschwenden, Germany. Extensive investment for this in a production site is currently being planned, and this will include a new facility for application technology.

With immediate effect, complete slicer lines will also be available at the Wolfertschwenden site for carrying out customer trials.

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