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28 Apr 2011

Bosch Buys OYSTAR Subsidiaries

The companies can work together to extend their activities in the area of pharmaceuticals process technology, and successfully continue their growth course.

Bosch signed agreements to acquire Hüttlin GmbH and Manesty Ltd., subsidiaries of OYSTAR Holding GmbH.


Hüttlin, based in Schopfheim, Germany, produces specialist drying and granulation equipment, from powder to the production of pharmaceuticals. Manesty, based in Knowsley, near Liverpool, UK, specializes in tablet presses and coaters. Financial terms were not disclosed. In 2010, the two companies generated sales of 49 million euros, with the majority of sales in Europe. Hüttlin employs 80 people in Germany and Manesty has 110 associates in Great Britain.


"The two companies are important stepping stones in the expansion of pharmaceuticals process technology at Bosch,” said Friedbert Klefenz, president of

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