Sidel Plans to Buy Makro Labelling

The Sidel Group recently announced it is buying Italy-based Makro Labelling to expand its offering of labelling machines.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The low- and medium-speed modular labelling machines made by Makro will complement our leading higher-speed technologies that are manufactured in our factory in Mantova, Italy, and integrated into Sidel’s packaging lines,” said Monica Gimre, CEO and president at Sidel, in a news release.

France-based Sidel, which has been developing labelling solutions for 40 years, says its own labelling plant in Mantova can reach speeds of 90,000 containers per hour.

“After the acquisition, Makro will maintain its full autonomy as a unit of the Sidel Group and will continue to operate independently from its current headquarters,” said Simone Marcantoni, managing director at Makro Labelling, in a news release. “At the same time, we will be able to leverage and develop interesting synergies, exchange best practices, and offer an even richer experience for our employees and a broader portfolio to our customers.”

Makro Labelling was founded in 2009 and employs more than 120 people. Its machines can label up to five items per bottle in cold glue, hot glue, self-adhesive, and combination versions, according to a news release.