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Oystar Repositions Itself In North America

Oystar Repositions Itself In North America Stutensee 29 October 2012 Following Its Successful Restructuring The Oystar Group Is Selling Its Two Us Production Companies Known As Oystar North Americadavenport And Oystar North Americacovington Oystar Will Maintain Its Presence In North America Concentrating On Its Core Products In The Dairy And Pharmaceuticals Sectors The Oystar Machine Portfolio Will Continue To Be Sold In Its Own Markets And In The Us Through Its Longestablished Sales And Service Company Oystar Usa In Edisonnew Jersey Ldquonorth America Remains An Important Market For Us Which We Shall Continue To Cover With Our European Machine Portfoliordquo Stressed Oystarrsquos Coceo Markus Ehl Ldquoat The Same Time This Sale Provides Us With Additional Capacities And Resources So That Together With Our Owner We Can Press On With The Further Development Of Our Important Markets In Europe And Asiardquo The Entire Proceeds Of The Sale Will Be Invested In The Firm The Two Us Companies Have Been Acquired By The Italian Engineering Group Coesia Barry Shoulders Ceo Of Oystarrsquos Two Us Establishments Will Continue To Head The Firm For Coesia And Will Resign His Position As Coceo Of The Oystar Group It Has Been Agreed That No Statement Will Be Made Regarding The Purchase Price The Transaction Is Subject To Approval By The Antitrust Authorities The Companies Sold Are Oystar North Americadavenport Formerly Packaging Technologies And Oystar North Americacovington Formerly Ra Jones The Covington Establishment Is Well Known For The Jones Brands Specifically High Speed Pouch Machines For The Food Industry And Cartoners For The Beverage Pharmaceutical And Food Industries The Davenport Establishment Is Well Known For Kartridgpak Aerofill Holmaticautoprod Dawson And Map Systems Brands Ldquoboth Companies Operate Independently Of The Rest Of The Group With Regard To Their Customer Structures And Product Rangesrdquo Said Ehl Ldquothe Sale Will Therefore Have No Appreciable Effects On Any Of Oystar Customersrdquo Since March 2007 The Oystar Group Has Been Owned By The Investment Company Odewald Following A Reorientation After The Financial Crisis In 2008 Oystar Has Been On A Growth Trajectory And Closed The Financial Year 2011 With A Clear Increase In Turnover And Revenue Its Operating Earnings Were 10 Per Cent Up On Those Of The Previous Year With An Ebitda Margin Of 10 Per Cent It Has Recently Achieved The Fastest Growth Rates In Europe Asia And India Where Oystar Has Continually Expanded Its Market Position About The Oystar Group Oystar The Packaging Group Is One Of The Worldrsquos Leading Suppliers Of Packaging Machinery Technology And Services Oystar Has Extensive 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 10 Manufacturing Companies As Well As Numerous Sales And Service Companies At Present The Oystar Group Employs A Workforce Of Approximately 1400 Worldwide And Generated A Total Of Eur 404 Million In Sales In 2011

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