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Körber reinforces its Business Area Logistics Systems with
the acquisition of the US-American supply chain software
specialists HighJump. The company is headquartered in
Minneapolis, USA.

Investment in Berlin-based technology start-up “BigRep”.
The company makes large-format 3D printers for additive
manufacturing.

Acquisition of the majority shares in DMLogic LLC.
DMLogic is a specialized supplier of logistics software products,
with its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Acquisition of MTC S.R.L., based in Lucca, Italy. MTC develops,
manufactures and sells tissue converting machines for tissue
paper products as well as napkin converting lines.

Acquisition of Fargo Automation, Inc., based in Fargo,
North Dakota, USA. Fargo Automation designs and
manufactures automated packaging equipment for the
pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Foundation of the Körber IT Solutions GmbH. Körber IT
Solutions GmbH is globally responsible for the Körber Groups
IT infrastructure, IT solutions and IT services.

Acquisition of the intralogistcs company Qubiqa Logistics,
a leading provider of depalletizing solutions based
in Arden, Denmark. The range the company offers
encompasses products, systems and services for realizing
fully automated material handling and order picking plants.

Acquisition of Efacec Handling Solutions S.A., systems
integrator and leading provider of automated conveyor
technology and storage systems headquartered in
Porto, Portugal.

In the Business Area Machine Tools United Grinding Group AG
establish a joint venture for additive processes, Irpd AG,
together with the Inspire AG, a spin-off of the ETH Zurich.

The Körber Group acquired Lüneburg-based Werum
IT Solutions GmbH. Werum is a leading global
provider of production control and monitoring
software for the pharmaceutical and
biopharmaceutical industries.

In addition, the Group acquired a majority interest
in inconso AG, Bad Nauheim. inconso is a leading
consulting and software provider for logistics
solutions.

Hauni Maschinenbau AG acquired Italian primary
technology specialist and leading tobacco technology
manufacturer Garbuio Dickinson.

The previous four divisions – Körber Process
Solutions, United Grinding, Medipak, and Hauni –
were replaced by seven Business Areas: The Körber
Group offers its customers solutions, products, and
services in the Business Areas of Automation,
Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems,
Tissue, Tobacco and Corporate Ventures.

Körber expands its expertise in the
promising field of automation by acquiring the
LTi Group.

Hauni acquires the Borgwaldt Group, thereby
extending its expertise in particular in the field of
state-of-the art measurement and analysis
equipment, as well as in the field of flavor.

The Körber Group acquires Aberle Automation
GmbH & Co. KG, Leingarten (near Heilbronn),
thereby expanding its expertise
in the cutting-edge field of intralogistics.

Sale of E.C.H. Will, Kugler-Womako and Pemco,
and changing the name of the division from
Körber PaperLink to Körber Process Solutions.

Acquisition of the company Seidenader
Maschinenbau GmbH, Markt Schwaben
(near Munich) – a manufacturer of inspection
machinery, software and vision applications
for the field of pharmaceutical production.

Hauni acquires SODIM SAS, Orléans (France)
– specialist provider of measurement technology.

Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems is made
an independent unit within the Körber Group.

Körber AG concentrates the group management
and moves to a new location in central Hamburg
together with its division holdings Körber PaperLink
and Körber Schleifring as well as the Group’s own
insurance broker BVG.

Companies of the pharmaceutical packaging
systems sector, Rondo, Dividella und MediSeal,
incorporated under the name of Körber Medipak.

Acquisition of Klöckner Medipak – renamed
MediSeal in 2004 – manufacturer of packaging
machinery for the pharmaceutical industry.

Diversification into the packaging system sector for
the pharmaceutical industry: Acquisition of the Swiss
companies Rondo AG and Dividella AG.

The Körber Group is reorganized to form the
Körber AG holding company, which heads the three
divisions:
– Hauni Maschinenbau AG (Tobacco)
– Körber PaperLink GmbH (Paper)
– Körber Schleifring GmbH (Machine Tools)

Entry into the tissue converting sector with the
acquisition of a majority stake of the 
Perini-Group with locations in Italy and Brazil.

Acquisition of the Hungarian Sopianae Maschinenfabrik
– subsequently renamed Hauni Hungaria.

Expansion of the machine tool unit
through acquisition of the three German
companies BWF, MIKROSA and
Schleifmaschinenwerkstatt Chemnitz, followed shortly
after by the Swiss companies Mägerle and Studer.

Foundation of the Schleifring Group.

Hauni-Werke is reorganized to form Körber AG
which unites all the companies into one group.

Setting up a new Machine Tool Division with the
acquisition of the grinding machine manufacturer
Blohm, Hamburg (Germany).

Diversification into the paper and tissue sector:
acquisition of E.C.H. Will, Hamburg (Germany), a
well known producer of paper processing machinery.

Hauni Richmond established in Richmond, VA (USA)
– The first step towards internationalisation.

MAX filter assembler spearheads breakthrough on
an international level.

Kurt A. Körber founds the Hauni Maschinenfabrik in
Hamburg (Germany) to repair cigarette machinery.

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