CBW Automation based in Fort Collins, USA, announced that its shareholders have reached an agreement to sell the company to Mold & Robotics Group, to which the Swiss company Müller belongs. This merger creates the first globally active industry leader in tooling and automation with an established presence in America and in Europe.
As the market for thin-walled packaging for food and non-food products continues to expand, demand for superior product design, tooling and automation has also risen. In addition, supply chains have become substantially more global, a process that at the same time has been accompanied by consolidation of this market’s various suppliers. This explains the fact that many consumer goods and packaging producers are now internationally active. In this environment, robotics and injection mold manufacturers can also exploit the new opportunities generated when they pursue strategies to spread their operations across multiple continents. Cooperating closely with customers on-site speeds up processes and helps meet expectations for product development even better. Moreover, flexible service rendered by specialists on-site ensures productivity.