Synerlink, a Barry-Wehmiller company and supplier of packaging technology for the food industry and fresh dairy products, acquired Sogameca, a manufacturer of precision machines and cutting tool technology based in Le Mans, France.
The addition of Sogameca expands Synerlink’s production capacity for its Aprium end-of-line business and adds to its spare parts, cutting, and sharpening services. Sogameca appealed to Synerlink because of its cutting solutions for new plastic materials.
“We are proud to have the Sogameca team join the Synerlink family,” says Eric Lesbats, Synerlink’s president. “We have closely collaborated with them for more than 20 years. The company’s unique mechanical competencies, both in design and machining, will allow us to satisfy our customers’ growing needs, especially within our Aprium end-of-line solutions.We look forward to introducing our global customer base to Sogameca’s exciting technology and capabilities.”
Sogameca is Synerlink’s fourth acquisition since joining Barry-Wehmiller in 2013. In 2014, Synerlink acquired Axone Systems, Troyes, France; in 2015, Dinieper, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and in 2016, Dairy Pack, Logroño, Spain.
“We are pleased to introduce our caring culture and people-centric leadership practices to our new Sogameca team members and look forward to working alongside them in creating long-term value for all of our stakeholders,” says Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller chairman and CEO.