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Oystar And Sacmi To Cooperate

Stutensee, july 1, 2011. The oystar group, one of the world&rsquos leading manufacturers of packaging machines, has concluded a cooperation agreement with the italian sacmi group. The two companies aim to develop new market opportunities through integrated packaging solutions. The primary focus will be on the beverage industry. &ldquothrough this partnership with sacmi we will be able to further enhance both our presence and performance in the beverage industry,&rdquo noted oystar ceo tom graf. &ldquoat the same time we will be opening up new market opportunities to sacmi through process integration when it comes to our successful aseptic filling machines.&rdquo                                                                above all, this cooperation will involve three core divisions. Thus plans are to combine oystar hamba flexline filling machines with sacmi blow molding machines and in particular with the cbf machine compressionblow forming technology. In the future, downstream solutions from sacmi, such as those for labeling, palletizing or other endofline processes, are to be offered in combination with oystar filling and packaging lines. And, finally, the two mechanical engineering companies also want to exploit synergies when it comes to the development of new and innovative solutions while profiting from their mutual knowhow. With its highly developed specialized solutions, sacmi beverage & packaging is one of the leading providers on the market, particularly in the beverage industry. &ldquothe portfolios of our two companies complement each other outstandingly,&rdquo underlined sacmi ceo pietro cassani. &ldquowe will remain independent, but through this cooperation we will create genuine added value for our customers.&rdquo about oystar group oystar &ndash the process & packaging group is one of the world&rsquos leading suppliers of packaging machinery, technology and services. Oystar has extensive process knowhow in the key industries of dairy products, food and consumer, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Based in stutensee near karlsruhe, germany, the holding company currently represents 11 manufacturing companies as well as numerous sales and service companies. At present oystar holding employs a workforce of approximately 2,100 worldwide and generated a total of eur 406 million in sales in 2010.  about sacmi sacmi imola is the italian parent company of an international group consisting of over 70 companies, that is the worldleading designer, builder and marketer of machines and complete plants for the ceramic industry tiles, sanitaryware, tableware, heavy clay, refractories and technical ceramics.the hub of sacmi&rsquos overall strategy is the socalled global network a group of companies located on different continents, within their outlet markets, capable of supplying customers with fast, efficient assistance service &ndash a must for all leading international enterprises. That service network also provides sacmi customers with online spare parts ordering and special internet access to customized technical documentation.