Rott am Inn / Elsau, Nov. 19, 2018
Alpma announces the acquisition of a majority stake in Mozzarella and Semi-hard cheese equipment manufacturer SULBANA. The transaction will take place in January 2019 and is subject to regulatory approval. With this merger, the ALPMA Group will further expand its leading position as a manufacturer of equipment for the cheese industry. In the market segment of Pasta-Filata cheeses and typical semi-hard cheeses, both companies will combine their experience of many decades and offer the broadest and most technologically advanced range in the sector under the ALPMA-SULBANA brand name. Based on successful development of both companies in recent years, this merger provides the opportunity to support dairies around the world in a wide variety of cheeses. The focus will be on the entire supply chain, from technology consulting, design and construction equipment to service and automated data management.
Thorsten Kehl, CEO SULBANA Group: “The opportunity to lead SULBANA into an even more successful future and to support our customers as part of the ALPMA organization presents a sustainable path for further development.”
About the company: ALPMA is the world’s leading company for milk and whey processing, cheese production and cutting and packaging technology. As a specialist for Mozzarella and Pasta Filata cheeses on the one hand and Semi-hard cheeses on the other, SULBANA is a perfect fit for the ALPMA group. Combined, the full-range vendor will employ a staff of more than 850 at its facilities in Germany, France, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, in addition to offering a global sales and service network.