Kreyenborg managing directors Jan-Udo Kreyenborg and Theodor Bruckmann have sold their shares of Kreyenborg GmbH, which manufactures screen changers and melt filters, and BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg GmbH, which specializes in pelletization equipment. They have also retired from the management of these companies.
The businesses have been sold to the US-based Nordson Corporation.
The two business managers Jan Hendrik Ostgathe and Ralf Simon, who have already been working for the companies as managing directors, will also constitute the management after the change in ownership of the company.
The realignment with Nordson from Westlake, Ohio is, according to Kreyenborg, “necessary for long-term corporate security in world-wide heavily modified markets.”
The 270 members of staff affected by the move, were informed in a staff meeting on Thursday, and Kreyenborg says their situation remains unchanged.
The production facilities of the two companies at Coermuehle and at Hessenweg in Muenster have been long-term leased to Nordson for initial term of ten years.
The changes do not apply to the other members of the Kreyenborg group KPT Kreyenborg Plant Technology GmbH & Co. KG, BLS Integration GmbH & Co. KG and BSG Bruckmann Control GmbH with 110 employees in Muenster and the Lower Rhine.