Bosch Packaging Technology: acquisition of Eisai Machinery approved

Bosch Packaging Technology has finalized the acquisition of the machinery business companies of Eisai Co., Ltd., specialized in the manufacture, sales and export of inspection equipment, pharmaceutical machinery and packaging materials.

Bosch Packaging Technology has finalized the acquisition of the machinery business companies of Eisai Co., Ltd., one of the leading Japanese pharmaceutical companies based in Tokyo. The entire share and equity interest of Eisai is transferred to the Bosch Group. Eisai’s machinery business is specialized in the manufacture, sales and export of inspection equipment, pharmaceutical machinery and packaging materials. In 2010, Eisai Machinery generated sales of around EUR 76 million (JPY 8.6 billion).
Inspection technology from Eisai Machinery is used for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals, such as ampoules, syringes, vials and tablets. Solutions range from basic inspection solutions to fully automated high-performance systems. Eisai Machinery has installed more than 1,000 inspection machines worldwide.
Eisai Machinery has developed automatic inspection machines which are able to detect particles and identify incorrect filling levels and smallest cracks in glass which are invisible to the human eye, enabling quick detection and amendment of production errors. With this incorporation, Bosch is able to guarantee highest safety and quality standards and is well prepared for future challenges.
Eisai Machinery consists of four subsidiaries with 120 associates: Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd. (Japan), Eisai Machinery U.S.A. Inc. (North America), Eisai Machinery GmbH (Germany) and Eisai Machinery Shanghai Co., Ltd (China). All locations will be integrated into the worldwide Bosch network. The incorporation will be underlined by joint trade-fair appearances at upcoming international shows, including Interphex New York/USA (booth 3121), FCE Pharma in São Paulo/Brazil (booth M26) Interphex in Tokyo/Japan (Hall 3 booth 5-46), Achema in Frankfurt/Germany (hall 3.1 booth C70/72) and Chinapharm in Shanghai/China.