BHS-Sonthofen acquires Eurostar Concrete Technology

May 19, 2022
The Italian manufacturer of planetary mixers Eurostar Concrete Technology S.p.A. and BHS-Sonthofen have joined forces as of March 18, 2022. With the sale to a highly recognized partner, Eurostar’s Managing Director Mario Zaccaron is strengthening the company’s position and ensuring its further development. At the same time, BHS-Sonthofen is expanding its own portfolio of twin-shaft batch concrete mixers to include high-quality planetary mixers for building materials applications for batch sizes up to 6,000 liters. The added solutions will offer customers of both companies additional equipment and service flexibility.

Planetary mixers are widely used to produce precast concrete parts, such as concrete blocks and pipes, as well as special concrete designed for environmental purposes and in the glass industry. By purchasing the Italian manufacturer, BHS-Sonthofen acquires a key technology in the building materials industry, which expands the existing mixer portfolio with another widely used mixing method. In this way, BHS-Sonthofen aims at consolidating its position as a technical expert for quality mixers in the long term. “The combination of twin-shaft batch mixers and planetary mixers as well as other types of mixers enables us to respond more specifically to our customers’ demands,” emphasizes Dennis Kemmann, Managing Director at BHS-Sonthofen. These requirements not only include a flexible choice of equipment for a wide range of tasks, but also a reliable and vast service network. Thanks to the integration of both companies, Eurostar customers will benefit from several additional BHS service hubs and a thorough spare parts management across the globe. “For plant manufacturers and sales partners, the expansion means an even more attractive product portfolio at a high technological level and with robust drive technology.”

Technological parallels

Like the twin-shaft batch mixers from BHS-Sonthofen, the machines from Eurostar Concrete Technology have specially designed robust drives. In addition, the business models of both companies complement each other: Eurostar and BHS both act as manufacturers of mixers for end customers, plant manufacturers and resellers. “Among many others, this is a further reason why BHS-Sonthofen is the best partner for us,” explains Mario Zaccaron, Managing Director of Eurostar Concrete Technology S.p.A. “Both Eurostar and BHS-Sonthofen will equally benefit from the acquisition. Thanks to BHS-Sonthofen’s experience and its extensive network, we can produce even more efficiently and open new markets.” Mr. Zaccaron remains Managing Director of Eurostar Concrete Technology, ensuring the continuity of business activities from Eurostar’s site near Udine in Italy, with the aim to further improve and strengthen the company’s position.