Separations Technology

Ava Acquisition Boosts BHS-Sonthofen’s Mixing Portfolio

By Chemical Processing Staff

Apr 09, 2018

BHS-Sonthofen acquires all shares in Ava GmbH & Co. KG, based in Herrsching in the greater Munich area. The companies’ product portfolios reportedly complement each another, strengthening BHS-Sonthofen’s market position in the field of mixing technology. The acquisition also supplements BHS-Sonthofen's competence in the field of solid-liquid separation with Ava’s drying technology. Ava ownership decided to sell the family business as they wished to retire yet reportedly lacked a successor. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The Herrsching site will be retained together with all Ava employees. Both companies will continue to operate in the marketplace under their own names.

Ava GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Helmut Huep in 1991 and managed by him and his wife Dagmar Huep until the present day. Ava’s product range includes horizontal and vertical mixers and dryers. The company’s offerings also cover processes including granulation, sterilization and reaction. Ava products are utilized in a broad range of applications and across many industries (chemical, pharmaceutical, power plant technology, environmental technology, metallurgy, building materials, food & feed, cellulose).

The Ava acquisition enhances BHS-Sonthofen’s service portfolio and line capabilities, allowing the company to cover additional upstream and downstream process steps. It will also increase the number of system options BHS-Sonthofen can offer its customers. 

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