By Bakers Journal
Harald Suchanka, CEO of Handtmann Maschinenfabrik, the division of filling and portioning systems within the Handtmann Group, recently announced that Handtmann Maschinenfabrik has acquired VERBUFA.
VERBUFA has been operating as the exclusive distributor for Handtmann machines in the Benelux for more than 55 years. It is an innovative food processing solution provider and has also developed their own VERBUFA machine solutions in the areas of forming/cutting, dosing and co-extrusion, some of which Handtmann is already marketing today.
Mark Marrink, who joined the family-owned company in 1994 and took over management from his father Wim Marrink in 2003, will continue to contribute all of his experience and leadership skills and play a key role in the merger of Handtmann and VERBUFA. With immediate effect, he will act in a new role as Chief Business Development & Innovation Officer for the Handtmann Filling and Portioning Systems division.
Suchanka said in a statement that “Following the acquisition of Inotec this past year, we are now taking the next logical step in providing our customers with holistic solutions. As a long-standing partner, Verbufa can contribute excellent industry insight and expertise in the development of customized customer solutions.”
The merger of the two companies generates, above all, a high level of innovative strength for process-oriented concepts and solutions in the areas of forming, dosing, co-extruding and process automation.