Hauni Maschinenbau AG acquired Sodim SAS from Imperial Tobacco Group Plc on February 2 2010.
The sale by Imperial is no great surprise as Sodim clearly did not represent core business activities and was probably slated for sale soon after Imperial acquired Altadis.
In a press release Sodim reiterated its personnel, biz relationships, and location remain unaffected.
Perhaps of greater interest are the potential repercussions of this acquisition.
Premises are likely to be consolidated in the longer term – perhaps merging with Hauni’s affiliate Decoulfe.
Sodim has enjoyed a recent virtual monopoly within Imperial and this may change.
Huni on the other hand has previously worked with market leader Cerulean in developing on-line measurement systems to complement machinery.
What’s your view?
This new relationship provides Hauni with an important additional portfolio of products in the areas of metrology and measurement systems.