Romaco acquires Swedish tube filling specialist Medipac


Strengthening its position in the effervescent tablets sector

Romaco Group has bought the assets of Medipac, a Swedish manufacturer of tube filling machines, in a move that will strengthen its position in the effervescents sector.

Financial details have not been revealed.

The German process and packaging machinery supplier will integrate the Medipac portfolio into the Romaco Siebler brand, which is based in Karlsruhe. Medipac's headquarters are in Hässleholm, Sweden and its experts will continue to support the Romaco Group.

Siebler has belonged to Romaco Pharmatechnik since 1998 and is today a leading supplier of strip packaging solutions for effervescents. Medipac’s tube filling technologies for effervescent tablets will round off the Romaco Siebler portfolio in this area.

Romaco will be able to link Medipac equipment with its Innojet and Kilian brands for granulating, coating and tableting effervescent powders. Cartoning and final packaging solutions in the Romaco Promatic series can be connected downstream of the Medipac filling machines.

Romaco will become the only supplier in the world to offer complete line configurations for all effervescents

'With the acquisition of Medipac, Romaco will become the only supplier in the world to offer complete line configurations for all effervescents,' said Paulo Alexandre, CEO Romaco Group.

'This unique selling point will enable Romaco to further extend its position as market leader for effervescent manufacturing and packaging technologies in the pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and healthcare industries.'

Romaco said Medipac machines are based on a modular design that gives users the maximum possible flexibility when implementing their respective technologies. The result is cost-efficient filling processes which can easily be adapted to any production environment.

Medipac currently serves the international markets for effervescent pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, and is particularly strong in Eastern Europe and the US.

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Peter Jocic, Member of the Supervisory Board, Medipac, said: 'We were on the lookout for a partner who would not only take over the business but also continue to run it in the spirit of its founders. Romaco is exactly right for us.'