Lucca, Tuscany – The international technology group Körber, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, completed the acquisition of MTC Srl, a Tuscan company, based in Lucca, that develops, manufactures and sells interfolder / multifolder lines (tissue converting machines) for tissue paper products (facials, folded towels) – for which it is considered to be the global technological leader – as well as napkin converting lines. The objective of the acquisition is to further expand the Körber Group’s Business Area Tissue.

Körber AG is a strategic management holding which oversees the Group with the seven Business Areas: Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco and Corporate Ventures. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and over 100 production, service, and sales entities. With approx. 11,500 employees around the world the Körber Group generated sales of €2.3 billion.

“We highly welcome the opportunity to expand and to strengthen our activities in the Tissue market together with MTC,” emphasized the Chairman of the Group Executive Board of Körber AG, Stephan Seifert. “Integrating MTC into our technology portfolio adds exciting new products and solutions for our customers.”

“Körber is the ideal strategic partner for us,” said Alessandro De Matteis, CEO of MTC “Becoming part of Körber Tissue is adding value for our existing and potential customers while the acquisition opens up new, long-term and international perspectives for us.”