Romaco Group sells FrymaKoruma to ProXES, the Processing Group – common umbrella corporation of Stephan Machinery and FrymaKoruma

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The Romaco Group is selling its stake in FrymaKoruma AG (Rheinfelden, Switzerland) and FrymaKoruma GmbH (Neuenburg) to a new umbrella corporation within the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG Frankfurt).
“During more than ten years in affiliation with the Romaco Group, FrymaKoruma developed very well. We are pleased to offer a further growth spurt to the company in a group that specialises in process technology. Through this transaction, Romaco will focus even more on the development of its competences, especially in the pharmaceuticals market”, says Paulo Alexandre, CEO of the Romaco Group.


The companies Stephan Machinery (Hameln) and FrymaKoruma will cooperate under the new umbrella corporation ProXES. Both companies have strong brands in the area of food, pharmaceutical and health care technology and they also see an excellent complement to their previous applications and their market presence in their common future. A clear focus on process technology will ensure a stronger market position under the common umbrella corporation. Therefore, the DBAG portfolio company ProXES is acquiring the entire stake in FrymaKoruma (AG and GmbH) from the Romaco Group.

“Within the Romaco Group, we were already able to make use of significant incentives for the development of FrymaKoruma”, says Thomas Merle, director of FrymaKoruma, a little wistful about leaving the group. “We are very pleased that we can now realise previously unknown possibilities within our core business with the help of ProXES and its clear focus on process technology.” Olaf Pehmöller, CEO of Stephan Machinery, is also happy about their new partner. “FrymaKoruma and Stephan Machinery complement each other to the benefit of both companies. For our customers, we are developing a process technology group consistent with an enterprise size which can offer more attractive proposals in better quality”, says Pehmöller, who will also act as CEO for the ProXES Group. ProXES stands for ‘Processing and eXpert Engineering Services’, whereby the new name is at the same time a promise to our customers and thus a responsibility for the new partners. The principal shareholder is also satisfied with this focus: “With FrymaKoruma and Stephan Machinery, we have two companies which are active on the market with strong brands and an excellent reputation. The combining of the respective excellences is the logical consequence of our growth strategy which we will now implement in a focussed way”, says Dr. Rolf Scheffels, member of the board of the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG.

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