Comecer Group, a leading manufacturer of aseptic manufacturing and packaging equipment for the radiopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries, will be able to rely on the technology and know-how of DF, a company based in Siena that specialises in handling and packaging equipment and systems for pharmaceuticals.
The operation is part of the acquisition of DF by ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., the Canadian multinational that is also the parent company of Comecer Group. The final agreement was announced on Tuesday 28th September 2021.
“The arrival of a company like DF provides Comecer with a complementary product portfolio that enables us to improve our overall offer, particularly in the area of aseptic fill finishing production,” said Comecer President Simone Volpi. “With the arrival of DF, we also see opportunities for joint product development and cross-selling through Comecer and DF’s portfolios, which will help drive the future growth of our businesses.”
DF is a supplier of specialised manufacturing equipment and systems mainly aimed at the pharmaceutical market, with a growing presence in other markets as well, including food. The company’s offer includes washing, sterilisation, packaging, and control solutions in compliance with the industry’s strict requirements. “This agreement, as stated by DF Group owners Massimo and Duccio Boldrini, positions our business on international markets, which is a guarantee for future development in Siena.”
“Acquiring the technology of a company like DF – explained Emiliano Spagnolo, Director of Global Sales & Business Development at Comecer – allows us to raise the bar of our product offer, proposing highly innovative solutions that can be increasingly customised in order to enhance our global presence in primary packaging for medicines and radiopharmaceuticals”.
As specified by ATS, the operation is expected to be finalised in the fourth calendar quarter of 2021, pending the completion of the usual regulatory documents. The financial details of the operation have not been disclosed.
DF was founded in 1987 by Massimo Boldrini. The company is based in the Tuscan town of Siena, in Italy, and provides specialised equipment and systems for customers in the pharmaceutical and food industries. In recent years it specialised in production lines for cytotoxics and vaccines. DF operates through 3 business entities and employs 26 people in its two offices in Italy.
For further details, go to www.dfsiena.it
Comecer Group develops and produces systems and equipment for containment and management purposes in aseptic and shielded environments dedicated to the production of pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals, stem cell storage, and treatment. Active as a provider of technologies in the Pharmaceutical and Nuclear Medicine sectors, it specialises in isolation systems for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Comecer technology is applied in hospitals, universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and large industrial groups all over the globe.
Founded in 1975, Comecer Group today employs 355 qualified professionals. Headquarter in Castel Bolognese, Italy, a production center in Joure, the Netherlands, and sales and technical support offices located in North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2019 it became part of Canadian multinational company ATS – Automation Tooling Systems.
ATS is a leading automation solutions provider for many of the world’s most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products, and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services, to cater for sophisticated production automation systems and the service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, food and beverages, transportation, consumer products and energy. Founded in 1978, ATS employs over 5,000 people across 28 manufacturing plants and more than 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA.
For further details, go to www.atsautomation.com.