German plastics processor Ensinger GmbH has acquired medical device manufacturer Moll Engineering GmbH, the company announced 24 Jan.
Moll, a privately-owned company based in Lübeck, northern Germany, manufactures medical parts from carbon fibre-reinforced high-performance plastics, stainless steel and titanium.
The company's sole production unit is located in Dobra, southern Poland, operated by Wenglon GmbH. The acquisition includes the takeover of production at the Dobra plant.
Moll specialises in the production of target guided devices for trauma surgery, retractors and other medical instruments. In addition, the company produces components for automation technology and aviation.
Moll has 70 employees with engineering and sales functions based in Lübeck.
“We are delighted about this new addition, which introduces an attractive technology range into the corporate group”, said Roland Reber, managing director at Ensinger.
According to Reber, the combination of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics and metals offered by Moll is the “ideal solution” for many medical applications, particularly in orthopaedics and trauma surgery.
Ensinger is also currently developing new technologies for the processing of thermoplastic fibre composites through another one of its subsidiaries.
“The different process technologies open up diverse options for customers for developing and manufacturing products,” Ensinger added
Ensinger manufactures plastic compounds for the medical technology sector and supplies stock shapes made from carbon fibre composite and other materials. The company also produces a variety of machined parts, including trial implants and sterilisable cases and trays.
Post-acquisition, Moll will remain headquartered in Lübeck. As a result of the takeover, however, new doors will open as the company will gain access to Ensinger's “global markets”. Stefan Moll will continue to lead the company, which he co-founded in 1996.