Batch plant specialist Zippe Industrieanlagen has acquired the glass unit from the Finnish company Lahti Precision.

The glass unit will continue its operation under the new company name Lahti Glass Technology.

The previous owner has exited the glass business. Existing orders will however be completed with the support of the new entity.

Mr. Jarmo Näppi will be the new Managing Director of Lahti Glass Technology and remains the contact person for customers, along with his team of professionals.

Zippe CEO, Dr. Philipp Zippe, said: “We are extremely happy about this acquisition, as it will create new opportunities in the development of new technologies, combined with the ability to serve our customers even better through increased service capabilities and an expanded geography for our national and international clients.

“Lahti will bring in further competencies e.g. in the field of raw material weighing, while we will also collaborate in the field of Research & Development in order to create outstanding technological solutions for which the potential has now become mutually bigger.”

“The technologies and individual market strengths of both companies complement perfectly,” said Mr Näppi.

Service-orientation will be strengthened further due to an increased international footprint and a bundling of competencies.

Lahti Glass Technology will continue to serve its existent customers in the same way while now having the additional back-up of Zippe’s specialists from its headquarters in Wertheim, Germany.

“At the end, it is all about people,” said Günther Mlynar, MD of Zippe Industrieanlagen.

“The enlarged engineering workforce and experience will perfectly complement and strengthen Zippe’s own portfolio of highly-qualified specialists from which all customers will benefit at the end.”

Pictured: Dr. Philipp Zippe (right) and Mr. Jarmo Näppi.