Germany – The two companies, which are long-time suppliers to the tyre manufacturer, have expertise in blow-moulding technology. Continental says the acquisition will create a new technology centre for its blow-molding business, complementing the in-house machine and plant engineering team at ContiMachinery.
“The market for plastic charge-air hoses and clean-air hoses is experiencing rapid growth. By acquiring Inotec we are securing knowledge about processes and tools that we previously sourced outside the company,” commented Joachim Geimer, head of the Air Induction Systems segment at Continental. “There are really very few good blow-molding manufacturers with such a broad offering that are capable of also mapping the entire downstream machining process.” The entire production of blow-moulding tools as well as product sampling will be brought together in Kohren-Sahlis, near Leipzig.
Inotec, which is based in Kohren-Sahlis, focuses on tool and special machine construction for blow-moulding technology, also offering prototype construction and a sampling service. PTG operates from Geithain as an Inotec supplier, producing components for special machines and blow-moulding tools. The two companies employ 80 personnel.