The Verder Group, a Dutch family-owned manufacturer and distributor of pumps and laboratory equipment, acquires the German hygienic sales organization Koch Pumpentechnik Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG.
The Verder Group, the fast growing niche market manufacturer of pumps and laboratory equipment has announced the acquisition of Koch Pumpentechnik, specialized in the sales of Packo hygienic pumping solutions in Germany. Koch has extensive knowledge to offer hygienic solutions for customers in the food & beverage industry, specifically milk and breweries, as well as the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.
The acquisition will strengthen Verder’s hygienic pump position by offering a full portfolio of high end products, extensive knowledge and full support throughout Germany. As of today the new organization will continue under the name Verder-Koch GmbH & Co. KG.
Andries Verder, CEO of Verder International, says that the Group is very excited to have Koch join the Verder family of companies. “We feel that the integration of Koch into the Verder sales organization will further fortify the position of Verder-Koch in the German hygienic market. Joining forces will give the Koch team access to a wide variety of hygienic pump principles that are produced in-house by Verder, like JEC lobe pumps, twin-screw pumps and hygienic peristaltic and diaphragm pumps from Verderflex and Verderair. The acquisition of Koch with their unrivalled knowledge of hygienic processes will also benefit the whole Verder organization.
Founded in 1980, Koch Pumpentechnik has shown continuous growth due to its strong knowledge of hygienic processes and centrifugal pump applications. This has earned them the reputation of a premium solution provider throughout Germany. Director Uwe Koch will stay on board as the managing director of Verder-Koch.
The Verder Group was founded by André Verder in 1959 as a trading company of innovative products. The Group has remained under family management and is active with its own sales and manufacturing sites in 27 countries. The two divisions Verder Liquids (industrial & hygienic pumps) and Verder Scientific (laboratory equipment) have kept an equal and substantial growth pace over the years.