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10-22-2015

Maag Agrees to Acquire Gala Industries

Maag Pump Systems AG, Oberglatt, Switzerland, a worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, and filtration systems for demanding applications in the plastics, chemical, and petrochemical industries, has agreed to acquire US-based Gala Industries, Inc. Gala, Eagle Rock, Virginia, is a manufacturer of underwater pelletizing systems, centrifugal pellet dryers and process solutions for the plastics industry.

E-Series Underwater Pelletizing System by Gala (figure: Gala)

The addition of Gala’s innovative products will further enhance Maag’s strong position in underwater pelletizers and centrifugal dryers and globally position the combined company as a leading provider of equipment for the polymer and compounding industry. Both companies will go to the market under their existing brand names, which include Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Pelletizing Systems and Gala Industries. In the coming weeks, Maag and Gala will be focused on seamlessly integrating their teams, to better serve their customers through vertically integrated product offerings and services. The combined business will be headed by Ueli Thuerig, President of Maag.

Maag manufactures in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, USA and China, with additional sales offices in France, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, India and Brazil. Gala Industries manufactures in the US and Germany, with a sales office in Thailand.

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Maag Pump Systems AG

Aspstrasse 12
CH 8154 OBERGLATT
Tel.: +41 44 2788200
Fax: +41 44 2788201

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