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Exit: 2017, Equita Holding


Rovema is a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging machinery and facilities. The company is regarded as the inventor of the continuous motion vertical form, fill and seal machine and has a high level of expertise with primary packaging in the food industry and related areas. It also offers packaging solutions for chemical and technical products. Core competencies of Rovema include challenging powder applications (such as powdered milk, flour and coffee) as well as lumpy and granular products (e.g. pasta and muesli). The product offering includes both individual machines as well as complete packaging lines including dosing units, cartoning machines and final packaging.

Rovema, with headquarters in Fernwald, Germany, has ca. 450 employees at 13 locations worldwide. With offices in the USA, UK, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, the Philippines, Panama and Russia, Rovema has a global presence.

The acquisition

Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA und Equita GmbH & Co. CoVest KGaA have acquired Rovema group from the former shareholders Dr. Sepp Lachenmaier and Dr. Winfried Ley in 2015, with a reinvestment by  managing partner Thomas Becker.

Implementation of the growth plan

HQ Equita will continue to expand Rovema in collaboration with the management. Important focal points of growth will be the internationalisation of the business particularly in the US, South America and South-East Asia, expansion of the product offering for industry specific models, as well as the ongoing penetration of fast-growing emerging markets.