With retrospective effect from January 1, 2012, Coperion s.r.l., Italy, a subsidiary of Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, has acquired the majority holding in Weicom s.r.l., Ferrara, Italy. As a longstanding and well-established manufacturer in its market, Weicom specializes in weighing, packaging and palletizing technology and supplies to plastics compounders, food processors and minerals industry. Covering the entire spectrum of requirements, the Weicom portfolio comprises electronic weighers, FFS bagging machines, sack filling machines for open-mouth and valve sacks, filling systems for big bags, robot palletizers, pallet securing systems, conveying systems and all relevant after-sales services. Weicom’s FFS bagging machines, for example, are not only capable of an output of up to 2500 sacks per hour but also feature the highest degree of reliability and flexibility. Weicom specializes particularly in the development of complete turnkey systems that meet all the specific requirements of the customer from start to finish.
Through this latest acquisition, Coperion has now consistently strengthened its competence as a system supplier to the plastics industry. The Weicom portfolio completes Coperion’s process and value creation chain for the plastics producing and processing industries. Coperion and Weicom have for a long time been working together on numerous projects with successful results.