Romaco Group Completes Takeover Of Kilian Tableting
Published: November 14th, 2013
Romaco has named executive leaders for Kilian Tableting GmbH after gaining official approval for the Kilian takeover from antitrust authorities.
Kilian, Cologne, Germany, will operate under the name Kilian Tableting GmbH, as a subsidiary of the Romaco Group.
“The successful acquisition of Kilian will allow the Romaco Group to launch into the new fiscal year with an extended portfolio and stronger market presence. We will be able to offer integrated solutions for manufacturing, processing, and packing pharmaceutical solids thanks to our purchase of Kilian. We intend to leverage and optimize this potential systematically in the coming years,” said Paulo Alexandre, CEO, Romaco Group.
As part of the transaction, Romaco announced a new Kilian management team:
Jörg Pieper was named as CEO with responsibility for operations, administration and finance. He joined the Romaco Group two years ago and is head of the customer service department.
Gerd Hueffmann is appointed new managing director with responsibility for new equipment and customer service sales. Prior to joining Kilian in September 2013 he gained extensive experience in international sales activities at Fette Compacting and Korsch AG, amongst others.
Jens Carstens will act as managing director responsible for research & development. His career at Kilian began twenty years ago; in his most recent position he was department head of research and development.
The three executives will be supported by Marcus Behrens as sales director, Stefan Zabka as production manager and Guido Bourtscheidt as finance manager.
“The Kilian team is ready to scale new heights. The international sales network has been reorganized and expanded over the past few months. We’ve defined our development objectives and prepared our market presence right down to the very last detail. Every one of us is highly motivated,” commented Jörg Pieper, CEO of Kilian Tableting GmbH.
In future, Kilian will be directly represented in Germany, Italy, and the US, and new sales partnerships have been established to develop business in France and Spain, the company announced.