FREUDENBERG, Germany—HF Mixing Group is planning a number of organizational changes in order to improve its offerings to meet growing market demand for automation and integrated auxiliary products.
To that end, the company said that it had joined forces with another German company B&K Waege & Anlagentechnik in order to increase its competency in upstream material handling equipment.
B&K has a focus on weighing, storage, feeding, dosing of raw materials and liquids that are tailored to system requirements.
Based on the know-how of company Steimel-Fix (1925), the strategic cooperation with B&K will allow the HF to expand its product portfolio and in the future have access to their upstream equipment and plant engineering resource.
The two companies, in the medium term, will cooperate on research and development to address technological challenges in the field of material weighing and dosing.
The company also has acquired 100 percent shares of Mesabi Control Engineering Ltd., a St. Paul, Minn.-based industrial automation company as part of its reorganization bid.