Harro Höfliger takes over business operations from Widmann Maschinen in Schlierbach

Fifth location of the mechanical engineering company specializing in pharmaceutical and medical markets. Jobs of all Widmann employees secure.


At the Schlierbach site, the production and packaging machine manufacturer with headquarters in Allmersbach im Tal will take over all employees

With the Widmann buildings in Schlierbach, Harro Höfliger will have an additional 5,500 sqm of commercial space and 650 sqm of office space at its disposal.

Allmersbach im Tal, March 25th, 2022

Effective as of April 1, 2022, Harro Höfliger will take over the business operations of Widmann Maschinen GmbH & Co. KG in Schlierbach through an asset deal, thus continuing its dynamic course of growth. Widmann Maschinen, founded in Esslingen in 1946, designs, manufactures and maintains standard machines and customized equipment for packaging food and cosmetics, as well as for products used in the automotive and medical sector. The family-owned business specializes in the manufacture of film processing machines and pouch filling systems as well as in the ultrasonic welding of film materials. Harro Höfliger and Widmann Maschinen have had a close business relationship for more than 20 years.

At the Schlierbach site, the production and packaging machine manufacturer with headquarters in Allmersbach im Tal will take over all employees, thus relying on a well-established team. “We are looking forward to the new production site and over 70 highly qualified, committed employees. We want them to have a secure future in Schlierbach," says Thomas Weller, CEO of Harro Höfliger. “In our main segments – pharma and medical technology – the world market is constantly growing by six to eight percent per year. This is also reflected in our steadily increasing order intake. That is why Schlierbach is a constant in our medium-term plans.”

With the asset deal, Harro Höfliger will strenghten its market position as a supplier of complete production solutions in the customized machine segment and expand its competencies in ultrasonic welding. In Schlierbach, Harro Höfliger’s strongly growing Assembly Technologies sector will have a second production and assembly site. Assembly Technologies is specialized in automated assembly systems for the pre-assembly and final assembly of pharmaceutical and medical technology products, among them inhalers, auto-injectors, insulin pens, insulin pumps, products for laboratory diagnostics and many more.

The number of Harro Höfliger locations in Baden-Württemberg rises to five with the Schlierbach site. In addition to Allmersbach im Tal, Backnang and Aspach in the Rems-Murr District, the company is also located in Satteldorf near Crailsheim.


About Harro Höfliger

Harro Höfliger specializes in customer-oriented process and production solutions for pharmaceutical and medical applications as well as marketoriented consumer products. Among their core competencies are customized dosing and inhalation technology, solutions for product assembly and the processing of web materials. The company also offers extensive services regarding process development and the product life cycle. 

Since being founded in 1975, the company with headquarters in Allmersbach im Tal (Germany) has been expanding continuously. In 2021, about 1,600 employees generated a turnover of around 300 million euros; the export rate is over 80 percent.

Harro Höfliger has sales and service branches worldwide and is a member of Excellence United, a strategic alliance of four leading, family-owned manufacturers of special machines and equipment.

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