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2017/09/19

Körber plans takeover of Systec & Services GmbH

Hamburg/Karlsruhe, September 19th, 2017. The international technology group Körber seeks to further strengthen its Business Area Pharma Systems with the acquisition of system partner Systec & Services GmbH. The aim of the acquisition is to strengthen existing skill sets in the companies Seidenader and Werum IT Solutions in the areas of MES (manufacturing execution systems) and serialization, and to increase expertise in the consulting business.

With the planned takeover, Körber Medipak Systems GmbH, the holding company of Business Area Pharma Systems, is expanding the range of services it offers its customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. As a system partner, Systec & Services GmbH specializes in consultation for the implementation of manufacturing execution systems and track and trace solutions. The company is headquartered in Karlsruhe (Germany) with an additional location in Pratteln near Basel (Switzerland).

With its more than 80 employees, Systec & Services GmbH advises clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in selecting and implementing software. The company has decades of experience and comprehensive industry knowledge in the implementation of MES systems and solutions for tracing medical products. Medipak Systems company Seidenader Maschinenbau and Systec & Services have previously worked together very successfully in the area of track and trace.

"We look forward to working with Systec & Services to further expand our position in the growing pharmaceutical market," says Christopher Somm, Member of the Executive Board of Körber AG. "With the planned acquisition, we will gain an experienced partner whose expertise will help us to provide improved support to our customers, particularly in holistic consultation and the implementation of software and track and trace solutions."

"From our many years of working together as partners, we have great respect for Systec & Services and its expertise in integration. Together we will be even better positioned to offer integrated solutions from a single source, from project start to commissioning," emphasizes Clemens Berger, CEO of Körber Medipak Systems GmbH. "This planned acquisition underscores our commitment to optimally combining process know-how and engineering expertise for the benefit of our customers in the international pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. This will allow us to offer added value to our customers and thus become their first stop for system solutions."

"Körber and Medipak Systems are ideal strategic partners for us," stresses Hermann Schäfer, Managing Partner of Systec & Services GmbH. "This connection will allow us as a complete provider to offer our customers significantly more solutions than previously."

"We are looking forward to working with the experts from Medipak Systems," adds Alfred Schiffmacher, also Managing Partner of Systec & Services GmbH. "Systec & Services is the perfect fit for Körber Medipak Systems since our solutions complete one another's perfectly, which results in new perspectives for us on the international market."

The acquisition is subject to the approval of the competent antitrust authorities.

Press Release September 19, 2017