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De Dietrich takes over Heinkel Group

June 8, 2024
Advanced Industrial Solutions

De Dietrich Process Systems strengthens its industrial base in Europe and expands its presence in international markets through the acquisition of the Heinkel Group.

Through the strategic merger with Heinkel Drying & Separation, De Dietrich aims to expand the product portfolio in its premium range and become the global market leader in the fields of solid-liquid separation and drying of active ingredients. Based in Schiltigheim in Alsace, the family-run supplier of process equipment, engineered systems and process plants for the fine chemicals, chemical and pharmaceutical industries is positioning itself as the European market leader with four additional production sites in Europe and a strategic commitment to local production in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The acquisition also enables the De Dietrich Group to further expand its presence in international markets and consolidate its market leadership in Asia and the United States.

With the Heinkel, Comber, Bolz-Summix and Jongia brands, the Besigheim-based group has established itself as a premium provider of solutions for solid-liquid separation, drying and mixing systems, primarily for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.

The strategic acquisition and the resulting expanded offering for growing markets such as recycling and the environment will enable De Dietrich Process Systems to continue its business development with sales prospects of over 300 million euros and a solid result. This is the first major external step towards expansion, following the 100% takeover of the company by the family holding (Financière Jaergerthal) in January 2023.

Jacques Moulin, President of De Dietrich Process Systems, said: “De Dietrich Process Systems and Heinkel share common values, including family values and the ambition to preserve a strong manufacturing industry in Europe. The technologies provided by the newly formed group are essential to the manufacture of active ingredients and chemicals in Europe. We are contributing to the continent’s economic growth and strengthening our commitment to a local and sustainable industry. In addition, we are improving our ability to anticipate our customers’ needs and provide them with innovative, efficient and sustainable solutions.”


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