Anton Paar acquired the German company Brabender on August 1. It will be integrated into the Anton Paar Group as Anton Paar TorqueTec GmbH. Brabender’s team of approximately 200 employees will become part of Anton Paar. The acquisition was finalized on August 1 for an undisclosed amount, but its effective, retroactive date is January 1, 2023, according to the announcement. Brabender, based in Duisburg, Germany, offers measurement and process engineering solutions for the testing of various raw materials and for recipe and process development. It covers a wide range of applications, including food.
“A smooth integration of Brabender into the Anton Paar Group is planned. As before, products and services can be purchased directly via the Brabender website and sales organization,” the announcement states.
“The decisive factor for Anton Paar’s decision to purchase Brabender was the know-how in the development and production of world-leading measuring instruments, which the company has built up since its foundation 100 years ago,” says Anton Paar CEO, Dr. Friedrich Santner. “In line with its own long-term strategy, Anton Paar will sustainably expand and further strengthen Brabender’s sites in Duisburg and Hackensack (USA).”
“Being part of the Anton Paar Group opens up many opportunities for us – in research and development of our innovative products as well as in sales and service. For us, this is a great move that will definitely benefit our employees and customers,” Brabender Executive Director, Dr. David Szczesny, also comments.
Brabender’s best-known instrument is probably the Farinograph, developed by company founder Carl Wilhelm Brabender in 1928, for testing the quality of flour. It is mainly used in flour mills, by baking agent manufacturers, and large bakeries. The Extensograph analyzes the stretching properties of dough and the Amylograph examines the gelatinization properties of starch in flour.
Another product group developed by Brabender is its range of single-screw and twin-screw extruders.
Photo: Dr. Friedrich Santner and Peter Eßer (owner representative of the Brabender Group) – from left to right. Copyright: Brabender® GmbH & Co. KG