The Verder Group has bought the German hygienic pump sales company Koch Pumpentechnik Vertriebs GmbH & Co KG.

Koch Pumpentechnik specialises in the sale of Verder-owned Packo hygienic pumping solutions in Germany.

The company, which has been the exclusive German distribution partner of Packo pumps for more than 30 years, serves customers in the food & beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

The acquisition of Koch Pumpentechnik strengthens Verder’s hygienic pump position by offering a full portfolio of high end products, extensive knowledge and full support throughout Germany.

The newly acquired organization will continue under the name Verder-Koch GmbH & Co KG. Koch Pumpentechnik director Uwe Koch will stay with the business as managing director of Verder-Koch.

“We feel that the integration of Koch into the Verder sales organisation will further fortify the position of Verder-Koch in the German hygienic market,” said Andries Verder, CEO of Verder International. “Joining forces will give the Koch team access to a wide variety of hygienic pump principles that are produced in-house by Verder, like JEC lobe pumps, twin-screw pumps and hygienic peristaltic and diaphragm pumps from Verderflex and Verderair. The acquisition of Koch with their unrivalled knowledge of hygienic processes will also benefit the whole Verder organization.”