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ANDRITZ Acquires Novimpianti in Italy

Novimpianti Drying Technology Novimpianti is a global supplier of engineered equipment and services for air and energy systems to the paper industry.

June 13, 2018 - ANDRITZ has signed a contract for the acquisition of Novimpianti Drying Technology S.r.l., a company owned by Novigroup S.r.l. and based in Lucca, Italy. Novimpianti is a global supplier of engineered equipment and services for air and energy systems to the paper industry.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Novimpianti has approximately 40 employees and generates annual sales of approximately 10 million euros.

For ANDRITZ, the acquisition of Novimpianti further strengthens its product offerings in the field of air and energy systems, mainly for tissue and paperboard machines.

“We are very excited about this complementary acquisition that extends the ANDRITZ market coverage and product range in Tissue and Paper,” says Michael Pichler, SVP and ANDRITZ Global Paper and Tissue Division Manager.

Novimpianti's CEO, Pietro Saccomano, said, “The ambitions of ANDRITZ to further grow in the tissue and paper business and their international position were decisive for the decision to hand over our company and know-how to them.

“The sale of Novimpianti will grant ANDRITZ continuous growth in the area of air and energy systems based on the solid foundation we have built during the past decades.”

Andritz Pulp & Paper is a global supplier of equipment, systems and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and board. To learn more, please visit: www.andritz.com

SOURCE: ANDRITZ