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Ettlinger announced today that they have been acquired by the Swiss Company Maag, a business unit of Dover Corporation. Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH was founded in 1983 and is today a globally recognised brand. The German company has its headquarters in Königsbrunn, near Augsburg and an American sales and service subsidiary in Atlanta, Georgia. Its core expertise is the development and manufacture of high performance continuous melt filters and injection moulding machines.

Ettlinger melt filters are used for processing heavily contaminated material streams as well as extrusion applications where pressure stable filtration is desired.Switzerland-based Maag Pump & Filtration Systems is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, and filtration systems for demanding applications in the plastics, chemical, and petrochemical industries.

Maag and Ettlinger with their combined expertise, innovative products and advanced technologies will leverage the polymer, compounding and recycling industry. Ettlinger will benefit from Maag’s global network and will be able to strengthen its worldwide service and support. Both companies will go to the market under their existing brand names. Ueli Thuerig, President of Maag, will head the combined business.“Maag’s strong sales and service channel will provide us a greater penetration into new markets and will allow us to provide excellent local support to our existing customers,” says Volker Neuber, CEO of Ettlinger.

In the coming weeks, Ettlinger and Maag will be focused on seamlessly integrating their teams, to better serve their customers through vertically integrated product offerings and services.

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