Maag’s corporate headquarters in Oberglatt, Switzerland.
Maag’s corporate headquarters in Oberglatt, Switzerland.

Dover Corp’s Maag is expanding its plastic filtration operations by acquiring German company Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH.

Founded in 1983, Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen specializes in the development and manufacture of high performance continuous melt filters and injection molding machines. Ettlinger melt filters are used for processing heavily contaminated material streams as well as extrusion applications where pressure stable filtration is desired.

The company is headquartered in Königsbrunn, near Augsburg and has a US sales and service subsidiary in Atlanta, Georgia. Ettlinger had revenue of approximately €16 million in 2017.

The two companies will continue to operate in the market under their existing brand names. Ueli Thuerig, president of Maag, will head up the combined business.

“This expansion is an exciting idea. Bundling the products and strengths of Maag and Ettlinger will deliver a new breadth of custom solutions for plastic filtration,” said Thuerig. “Those customized products, in combination to rapid service backup through Maag’s 18 global locations and tailored engineering solutions, will enable us to attain optimal, customer-specific market coverage.”

“Maag and Ettlinger complement each other perfectly. This represents a unique opportunity to expand our product portfolio and offer our customers complete solutions. At the same time, we are extending our geographic reach, meaning we will be able to enhance our customer service on a global scale,” said Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen majority shareholder and CEO Volker Neuber.

Switzerland-headquartered Maag manufactures gear pumps, pelletizing systems and filtration systems for demanding applications in the plastics, chemicals and petrochemicals industries. Maag has production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the USA and China as well as additional service centres and sales offices in France, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Brazil.