Above: (l-r) Hunkeler AG president of the board Stefan Hunkeler, Hunkeler AG delegate of the board Michel Hunkeler, Müller Martini AG CEO Bruno Müller, Müller-Martini AG owner and member of the board Rudolf Müller, Hunkeler AG CEO Daniel Erni and Hunkeler AG patron Franz Hunkeler
Müller Martini Group has merged with the Hunkeler Group, which has enabled Müller Martini Holding AG to acquire all of the shares of the Hunkeler Group.
With this transaction, the Hunkeler family and Crédit Mutuel Equity have sold off all of their shares to Müller Martini. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
“The graphic arts industry is constantly changing and regularly calls for new innovations. By combining the key components of the two companies, such as personnel, expertise and technology, we will be able to serve our global clientele even better with innovative solutions in the future,” said Müller Martini AG CEO Bruno Müller.
Hunkeler and Müller Martini have been very close for many years. The long and successful history began during World War II, when Hans Müller worked for Hunkeler as a mechanical engineer before setting up his own business in 1946 by establishing the company Hans Müller/Grapha. These good relations have been maintained for decades. The local proximity in the Zofingen region of Switzerland and the existing and successful partnership in the machine and component business form an ideal starting point for even closer cooperation in the future.
By joining forces, both companies see great opportunities to bundle their innovation activities and to serve our global customer base even better in the future through joint sales and service activities. The two owner families have therefore decided on this strategic transaction that led to the acquisition of Hunkeler AG by Müller Martini AG.
“There is a long-standing partnership between Hunkeler and Müller Martini and a regular exchange. The opportunity for the merger is currently greatly beneficial for both partners and our joint customers, as it will result in considerable advantages in a combined enterprise. This is also a strong commitment for the Zofingen region,” said Hunkeler AG’s president of the board Stefan Hunkeler and delegate of the board Michel Hunkeler.
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