ATS continues acquisition spree with pharma packaging addition

After the recent acquisition of aseptic specialist Comecer, ATS has added a specialised manufacturer of pharmaceutical processing and packaging equipment and systems DF

ATS Automation Tooling Systems, an automation solutions provider, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DF, a specialised manufacturer of pharmaceutical processing and packaging equipment and systems.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2021, pending the completion of customary regulatory filings. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

DF is a supplier of specialised production equipment and systems

DF will join ATS' Comecer business, a leading manufacturer of aseptic production and packaging equipment for the radiopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical markets.

"The addition of DF provides Comecer with a complementary portfolio of products allowing us to enhance our value proposition to customers, particularly in the aseptic fill-finish manufacturing area" said Simone Volpi, President of Comecer. "We also see opportunities for joint product development and cross-selling across the Comecer and DF portfolios which will help drive future growth for our businesses".

DF is a supplier of specialised production equipment and systems primarily catering to the pharmaceutical market, with a growing presence in other markets including food. The company's offerings include washing, sterilising, and packaging and control solutions that meet stringent industry requirements.

DF employs 26 employees at its two Italian locations.

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