Müller Martini and Hunkeler join forces

Müller Martini Holding has acquired the Hunkeler Group to bundle its innovation activities and serve its global customer base even better through joint sales and service.

L-R: Stefan Hunkeler, president of the board, Hunkeler; Michel Hunkeler, delegate of the board, Hunkeler; Bruno Müller, CEO of Müller Martini; Rudolf Müller, owner and member of the board of Müller-Martini; Daniel Erni, CEO of Hunkeler; Franz Hunkeler, patron of Hunkeler.

With this transaction, the Hunkeler family and Crédit Mutuel Equity have sold all their shares to Müller Martini. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

Hunkeler and Müller Martini are amongst the global market leaders with innovative solutions for post-print paper processing.

Both companies focus a significant part of their innovation on economically producing individualized print products within an automated smart factory.

Hunkeler and Müller Martini have been partnering for many years. The company’s 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 and founding the company Hans Müller / Grapha.

The local proximity in the Zofingen region and existing partnerships in the machine and component business form an ideal starting point for even closer cooperation in the future.

Bruno Müller, CEO of Müller Martini, said: ‘The graphic arts industry is constantly changing and regularly calls for 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.’

Stefan and Michel Hunkeler added: ‘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.’