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15 March 2010

Bürkert and BBS Come Closer

BBS Systems AG will become a fully owned and integrated company of the Bürkert Group.

Heribert Rohrbeck, CEO of Bürkert, explains: "Our vision and expectations were clear from the start of our alliance relationship a little over 2 years ago. Bürkert is fully committed to the provision of exceptional systems for our customers within the Hygienic Processing Segment - BBS, based in Wil, ZH, Switzerland, is a successful company with a solid history of solutions which add value and enhance process performance, especially in Biopharmaceutical business. Naturally we are delighted to have reached this agreement and we will continue to work hard to ensure that our customers all over the world will have the opportunity to draw upon the experience and deepen the recognition of our brand; the additional manufacturing facility is also commensurate with our development and growth expectations for increased capacity."

Heinz Bolli, owner and co-founder of BBS Systems AG said "this is fully in line with the way in which we see best to serve biopharmaceutical customers on a global basis. Combining the knowledge and technologies of both companies presents the market with an unprecedented scope of opportunity from a single partner. The strategic fit is exceptional and means that we have excellent base on which to build and develop our workforce. We anticipate significant growth together and are very much looking forward to the future."

The integration will focus on minimum disruption for customers and will seek to develop competencies necessary to sustain the output of high quality components and systems required today and tomorrow in a timely and class leading manner.


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