July 14: World leader in equipment for making welded tinplate food and drinks cans, Soudronic has been bought by a group in which a minor shareholder owns Gebruder Leonhart Blema Kircheis.
Swiss-based Keystone Holding and Leonhardt Holding, along with management, has acquired Soudronic’s metal packaging production equipment business based in Bergdietikon from financial investors Gilde and Capvis, which bought the company in 2001 when it was also supplying welding systems to the automotive industry, a business that was sold in May 2006.
The value of the deal has not been revealed.

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