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PneumaticScaleAngelus acquires Hema filling company

The Barry-Wehmiller company makes Hema strategic acquisition to expand filling technology synergies.

William Morgan, president of PneumaticScaleAngelus, a Barry-Wehmiller company, announced the completed acquisition of Hema, a manufacturer of filling systems for complex liquid foods like edible oils, canned meats, dressings, pate, and more. Hema, formerly a subsidiary of the Sidel Group, is based in Quimper, France. This strategic blending of technology, installed base, and expertise of the two organizations creates a world leader in the manufacturing of filling and capping solutions with annual revenues approaching $200 million.

“The merger of the Hema organization into the PneumaticScaleAngelus family dramatically enhances our strategy to become a dominant force in the global markets, and strengthens our ability to remain responsive to customer’s needs anywhere they need us to be,” comments Morgan from PneumaticScaleAngelus’ headquarters near Akron, OH. “We are excited about the opportunities created by blending the rich legacies, technologies and talented individuals within these two organizations.”

Since its founding in 1936, Hema has been designing, manufacturing, and supporting filling solutions for the global markets. Currently, Hema’s diverse customer base spans from cosmetics to complex food items, with significant market leadership in the meat and edible oils segments. Today, more than 3,500 Hema machines are installed in over 100 countries around the world.

“The synergy created by the blending of these two organizations is tremendous,” states Paul Kearney, PneumaticScaleAngelus VP of Sales. “Together we can virtually provide a solution for every application in the non- beverage filling market. And with PneumaticScaleAngelus’ additional capabilities, customers worldwide can essentially look only to us for their filling, seaming and labelling needs.”

The integration of Hema within the PneumaticScaleAngelus organization will further strengthen the company’s competitive offerings for the global markets as well as provide a manufacturing base in Quimper, about four hours west of Paris. Hema has 100 team members at that location.

“We are pleased to join PneumaticScaleAngelus and the Barry-Wehmiller organization as it provides even greater capability to support customers as an enhanced global packaging solutions partner,” remarks Marc Vincent, Hema’s Marketing and Strategy Director. “It is a natural fit of people, technology and markets served and a wonderful opportunity for all of us to create a great future together.”

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