Netzsch Group Remains Independent
The German Netzsch Group with its four business divisions Analyzing and Testing, Filtration, Grinding and Dispersing, and Pumps will remain independent. In April 2003, Netzsch and the US-based Colfax Corporation had announced plans to join forces, with Colfax intending to acquire the Netzsch Group.
Only a short time ago, the Federal Cartel Office had approved the merger which has now been called off by Colfax stating that it could not meet the parameters of the acquisition finance facility.
Thomas Netzsch, the managing shareholder of the Netzsch group, commented: „We find it unfortunate, since we saw attractive synergies in a merger of the Netzsch and Colfax groups. However, the Netzsch Group will continue to independently pursue its successful path. The amount of orders on hand at the beginning of the actual business year starting July 1 is 10 % higher than in the previous year. We will achieve our strategic goals in all areas on our own strength. We have numerous projects which will continue to develop and strengthen our market position.“