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Hauni buys Garbuio Dickinson

| July 1, 2014

Hauni Maschinenbau has acquired the Garbuio Dickinson Group, a primary equipment specialist. The transaction was closed on June 30, 2014. Both companies will continue to act independently, using their existing brands. Mansueto Favaro, Garbuio Dickinson’s managing director, will continue to be responsible for the company’s operating business as member of the management board.

According to Hauni, the acquisition will benefit the R&D and service capabilities of both companies. The deal complements the current product portfolios of both firms and will therefore create more options for integrated solutions for increased customer satisfaction.

“Garbuio Dickinson and Hauni will jointly develop innovative products and solutions for the future,” says Hauni CEO Christopher Somm. “This will serve all our customers in a market that is heavily driven by new trends and challenged by increasing international regulation. We are pleased to welcome Mansueto Favaro and his team in our organization. Jointly we will strive to meet our customers’ high expectations by creating substantially more added value for our customers.”

“In a market driven by consolidation, Garbuio Dickinson starts the new partnership from a solid position,” says Favaro. “In Hauni we see the ideal partner to open up new and long-term perspectives for our organization and to inspire our customers with outstanding innovations.”

The Garbuio Dickinson Group employs more than 300 people in Italy, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the United States. The group also maintains a joint venture in India to serve the local and neighboring markets.

 

Hauni opens office in South Africa

| June 9, 2014

Hauni Maschinenbau has opened an office in Cape Town, South Africa, to support customers throughout Africa. The office will be housed on the premises of Reitech, which provided support services for Hauni’s Sub-Saharan customers in the past. Reitech will continue to assist Hauni with its customer support.

The new Hauni team will be led by Kenji Guenta, general manager for sales and services. A Brazilian national, Guenta is well-acquainted with the region’s challenges and opportunities, having supported Hauni’s customers in North Africa for many years.

Hauni acquires Borgwaldt

| March 1, 2013

Hauni Maschinenbau is acquiring the Borgwaldt Group, a supplier of measurement/analysis equipment and flavors for cigarette and filter production. Based in Hamburg, Germany, the Borgwaldt Group has around 150 employees worldwide.

“We are delighted to welcome a globally recognized technology specialist with Borgwaldt Group as the youngest member of the Hauni family,” said Christopher Somm, chairman of Hauni’s executive board.

Borgwaldt’s “longstanding specialist expertise in the field of physical measurement equipment and smoking machines dovetails perfectly with our product portfolio,” he added. “Using the Borgwaldt brand we shall jointly continue to expand our analysis activities alongside our French subsidiary Sodim. Hauni will also benefit from having a new flavor business unit. This will boost our expertise in our capacity as an international tobacco industry supplier.”

The Borgwaldt Group’s companies will become part of Hauni Maschinenbau with immediate effect. The companies will remain separate legal entities. Borgwaldt’s existing management team will continue to be responsible for the development of the business.

The customer contacts at Borgwaldt will also remain in place. They will continue to be responsible for handling the business, including services.

“With Hauni we have found a strong partner, which will open up new growth opportunities for us,” said Insa Briel, managing director of the Borgwaldt Group.

Hauni is a global supplier, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, of tobacco machinery and related services to the tobacco industry. A member of the Körber Group, the company employs about 4,000 people worldwide. In 2011, it generated sales of about €800 million ($1.04 billion).

 

 

 

 

 

Hauni sets up shop in Izmir

| January 7, 2013
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Baris Ulus, managing director of Hauni’s Izmir office

Hauni Maschinenbau has opened an office in Izmir, Turkey.

Led by Managing Director Baris Ulus, the new office offers customers access to a team of sales, service and technical professionals.

Before joining Hauni in July 2012, Ulus worked for ThyssenKrupp in Turkey, where he held positions in sales, purchasing and logistics.

Hauni cited Turkey’s position as a leading producer and consumer of tobacco products, along with its rapidly expanding economy as reasons for its decision to establish an office in the country.

The contact details are as follows:

Hauni Teknik Hizmetler Ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
Çınarlı Mahallesi Islam Kerimov Caddesi no: 3
Sunucu Plaza Kat 14 Daire: 8-9-10
Lonak/Izmir
Telephone: +90 232 4130510
Fax: +90 232 4130016
e-mail: sales.turkey@hauni.com

 

 

Hauni filter system improves efficiency

| September 14, 2012

Hauni’s new high-bay storage system allows cigarette manufacturers to separate filter making from the cigarette production process.

Hauni Maschinenbau is introducing a new all-automatic high-bay storage system that allows cigarette makers to separate filter making from the cigarette production process.

Apart from maximizing machine utilization, the system’s space-saving storage unit keeps filters ready for use wherever and whenever required.

“This storage system keeps the filter and cigarette manufacturing processes separate, allowing filter and cigarette makers to achieve optimum utilization figures,” says Patrick Fricke, head of customer project management engineering at Hauni. “A hitch on one machine won’t automatically bring the entire production process to a halt as it soon would with makers in a fixed link-up.”

When connected to a high-bay storage system, filter makers can be kept running for as long as required. They can even manufacture filters for several shifts in advance, thereby omitting the need for night shifts. This not only improves machine utilization but also dispenses with the need to keep switching from one filter specification to another.

Having a variety of rod types on hand gives manufacturers the flexibility to make smaller batch sizes. The variety in brands and cigarette formats has risen sharply in recent years, and this trend is likely to continue.

Another benefit is that the filters stored in this system have time to cure adequately, ensuring smooth processing during cigarette making.

Storage systems of this type can also help minimize errors in the manufacturing process, particularly when producing multifilters.

Part of Hauni’s system-integration concept, the storage system is supplied by Dematic of Germany.

The system is designed to work smoothly with Hauni’s tray fillers and dischargers. “Manufacturing companies can continue using their existing equipment without needing to buy extra machines,” says Fricke. “Also, existing trays can continue to be used.”

According to Hauni, storage systems installed at two Chinese production facilities operate in perfect harmony with the machines linked to them. Another system is currently being set up in America.