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Weber Maschinen­bau GmbH acquires SCHRÖDER Maschinen­bau GmbH & Co. KG

Deloitte Legal advises on acquisition

Deloitte Legal Dusseldorf advises Weber Maschinenbau on the acquisition of the market leader in curing technology worldwide and producer of packing machines SCHRÖDER Maschinenbau.

A Deloitte Legal Germany team led by Düsseldorf-based Corporate/M&A Partner Felix Felleisen has acted as legal advisor to Weber Maschinenbau in the context of the acquisition of SCHRÖDER Maschinenbau.

Weber has acquired the packaging and food processing company SCHRÖDER Maschinenbau. Ever since their foundation, both companies have had friendly ties and through the acquisition have now merged.

SCHRÖDER is known for its own tool manufacturing for packaging machines. The company has decades of experience in thermoformed packaging and thermoforming machinery. Customers are highly demanding when it comes to production capacity and to specific expertise and creativity in producing cutting devices and the complex, customized dies that they require. In addition, SCHRÖDER has well-grounded expertise in meat processing and offers production lines for processing meat, poultry and fish.  

With this collaboration, the companies have created new possibilities for their shared future and thereby will continue to meet the expectations of their clients.

With in-depth expertise in process technology, the high quality of packaged goods will not begin only during slicing, but in mastering complex line functions.

The companies are looking forward to face and master coming major challenges due to the development of their market together.

Advisors to Weber

Deloitte Legal Germany: Felix Felleisen (Partner, Dutch Desk, Corporate | M&A, Düsseldorf, Lead), Max Lüerßen (Senior Associate, Corporate | M&A, Düsseldorf), Dr. Fleur Johanna Prop, LL.M. (Senior Associate, Dutch Desk, Corporate | M&A, Düsseldorf) and Pia Knauf, LL.M. (Associate, Corporate | M&A, Düsseldorf)

About Weber

Weber Maschinenbau has been producing pioneering systems for the processing, refining and cutting of sausage, meat, cheese and other foods since 1981. From slicers to skinners, food robotics and product scanners - the Weber Group's portfolio is very diverse. The corporation, with its head office in the central Hessian city of Breidenbach, is one of the most important addresses for the food-processing industry. Customers around the world appreciate the service, know-how and the one-of-a-kind product quality that this family business offers.

Weber employs approximately 1,300 people in its 14 operations, which are spread over ten countries around the world. Weber has won the Red Dot Design Award in Communication Design for its innovative user-interface Weber Power Control in 2013 and also the iF Communication Design Award in 2014.

Textor Maschinenbau in Wolfertschwenden (Allgäu) joined the Weber Group in 2011. "Smart & Easy" are the slicer and line components that Textor manufactures.

About SCHRÖDER

The new addition to the Weber Group, which was founded in 1966, produces machines for the salted meat processing industry and is the worldwide market leader in this field.
In its own tool manufacture, SCHRÖDER also produces punches, cutting devices as well as tools for termoforming maschinery since 1985 and overhauls complete maschinery. Since 2010, Schröder has also been manufacturing its own packaging machines.

SCHRÖDER Maschinenbau stands for packaging and processing and is known for its own tool manufacturing for packaging machines. The company has decades of experience in thermoformed packaging and thermoforming machinery. Customers are highly demanding when it comes to production capacity and to specific expertise and creativity in producing cutting devices and the complex, customized dies that they require. In addition, SCHRÖDER has well-grounded expertise in meat processing and offers production lines for processing meat, poultry and fish.

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