Anton Paar acquires Brabender

Aug. 9, 2023
The acquisition boosts its portfolio in sectors including material characterization, which is one of Anton Paar's strongest growth markets.

Austrian firm Anton Paar, which develops and produces laboratory instrument and process measuring systems, announced its acquisition of the German company Brabender. The acquisition is seen as a promising addition to Anton Paar’s portfolio, especially material characterization, which is one of its strongest growth markets.

Brabender, Duisburg, Germany, makes measurement and process engineering solutions for the testing of various raw materials for multiple industries, including plastics and rubber, batteries, food and feed. Both parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Brabender will be integrated into the Anton Paar Group as Anton Paar TorqueTec GmbH, in a deal that makes the retroactive date of the acquisition Jan. 1, 2023.

“The decisive factor for Anton Paar's decision to purchase Brabender was the know-how in the development and production of world-leading measuring instruments, which the company has built up since its foundation 100 years ago,” says Anton Paar CEO Dr. Friedrich Santner. “In line with its own long-term strategy, Anton Paar will sustainably expand and further strengthen Brabender's sites in Duisburg and Hackensack (USA).”