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Nikkiso acquires Lewa

By Gerald Ondrey |

Lewa GmbH (Leonberg, Germany; www.lewa.de) has been acquired by the Japanese company Nikkiso Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; www.nikkiso.co.jp/english), and both companies are excited about their shared synergies in product technology and global market presence. The acquisition contract is still pending approval by the German Federal Cartel Office, and is expected to be completed within one month. Nikkiso was founded in 1953, and from its origins as a pump importer has consistently grown into a high-tech company with global operations. It is well known in Europe for its medical technology — especially in the field of dialysis equipment. In Asian markets, besides supplying precision pumps to the chemical industry, it also manufactures water-treatment systems for power plants and CFRP products (composite materials based on carbon fibers) for the aerospace industry. More than offering just a pure sales structure, the company’s manufacturing facilities in Japan, the U.S., China, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam facilitate market access in non-European key target regions. The publicly traded company Nikkiso with its 3,843 employees generates annual global sales of approx. €548 million, of which about €165 million is in the pump…
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