Strategic Merger of De Dietrich Process Systems with the HEINKEL Group

The Alsatian family-owned group, De Dietrich Process Systems, announces the acquisition of the HEINKEL Drying and Separation Group with its brands HEINKEL, COMBER, BOLZ-SUMMIX, and JONGIA.

  • June 3, 2024
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  • Strategic Merger of De Dietrich Process Systems with the HEINKEL Group
    Strategic Merger of De Dietrich Process Systems with the HEINKEL Group

The strategic merger enables De Dietrich to enrich and broaden its portfolio of solutions for its customers, offering the most comprehensive premium range on the market. The acquisition makes the Group global leader in solid-liquid separation and drying of active ingredients. With four additional production sites in Europe, De Dietrich Process Systems will have manufacturing sites in France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. This acquisition also enables the Group to extend its presence on international markets and consolidate its leadership in Asia and the United States.

Through its recognised brands HEINKEL, COMBER, BOLZ-SUMMIX and JONGIA, the HEINKEL Group has established itself as a premium supplier of solid-liquid separation solutions, drying and mixing systems, mainly for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. It has established privileged relationships with its international customers through its expertise and technological innovation.

Local model serving a rapidly evolving industry

By complementing its offerings in emerging markets such as recycling and the environment, this structuring acquisition positions De Dietrich Process Systems on a continuous growth trajectory with revenue prospects exceeding 300 million euros and solid operational performance. This is the first major external growth operation conducted following the 100% takeover of the company by the family holding company (Financière Jaergerthal) in January 2023.

Jacques Moulin, President of De Dietrich Process Systems, comments: "De Dietrich Process Systems and the HEINKEL Group share common values, including family values, and the ambition to preserve a strong manufacturing industry in Europe. The technologies provided by the newly formed group are essential for the manufacturing of active ingredients and vital chemicals in Europe. We contribute to the continent's economic growth and reinforce our commitment to a more local and sustainable industry. We further improve our ability to anticipate the new needs of our clients by providing them with ever more innovative, efficient, and sustainable solutions."