While the Scandinavian industrial markets in themselves are more or less negligible, they nevertheless are very interesting as they are considered stepping stones for the North-East European markets. This might be the driving motive behind the acquisiotion of the Finnish company Trimaster Oy by German packaging specialist Multivac.
Trimaster, which was founded in 1998, specialises in palletising systems and robotic cells as well as monitoring and conveying systems. The company currently employs around 20 staff members, who will be integrated into Multivac's Finnish sales and service business.
»We are delighted at the acquisition by this market leader, and we are also glad to be able to contribute our expertise in robotics and automation within the Multivac Group and to be able to develop it sustainably«, emphasizes Leo Johansson, the company owner to date of Trimaster. He adds, »Trimaster Oy has a good market position in Finland and Sweden. Our customers benefit from the local presence and our quick reaction times«.
»Our customers are increasingly faced with handling challenges, for example with loading of product into packs or with the converging of packs after packaging. With the acquisition of Trimaster Oy we are extending in particular our range of ABB robots and monitoring systems,« adds Esa Harju, Managing Director of Multivac Finland.
Trimaster is a 'preferred partner' of the Swedish company ABB Robotics and will intensify this partnership, particularly in the sector of palletising systems. ABB is one of the leading suppliers of industrial robots, modular manufacturing cells and service.