KOCH, Germany - The Verder Group has acquired the German hygienic sales organization Koch Pumpentechnik Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG.

The Verder Group, a niche market manufacturer of pumps and laboratory equipment has announced the acquisition of Koch Pumpentechnik, specialized in the sales of Packo hygienic pumping solutions in Germany. Koch has extensive knowledge to offer hygienic solutions for customers in the food&beverage industry, specifically milk and breweries, as well as the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.

The acquisition will aid Verder’s hygienic pump position by offering a full portfolio of high end products, extensive knowledge and full support throughout Germany. As of today the new organisation will continue under the name Verder-Koch GmbH & Co. KG.

Verder Scientific has also formally agreed to acquire all shares of the Chinese company EZ-mat and become its sole owner.

EZ-mat is a distributor of material testing equipment in China and, amongst others, already represents two of the Verder Scientific product lines for metallographic preparation and hardness testing, ATM and Qness. The acquisition is therefore founded on a cooperation between the two companies.