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SCHULZ acquires Hinke Tankbau

Vienna - As of 1st January 2016, KASPAR SCHULZ Brauereimaschinenfabrik & Apparatebauanstalt e.K. of Bamberg has assumed all business operations of the Hinke group based in Vöcklamarkt, Upper Austria. Hinke specialises in the production of tanks and vessels for the brewing and beverage industry as well for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Despite having recently moved into a new building in Bamberg in late 2014, additional capacity was needed to meet the high demands of the global craft beer brewing industry. In addition to manufacturing malting facilities for the relatively young market segment, the new site is also ideal for manufacturing large, upright tanks to cater to breweries with higher outputs in this market.

Shortly after being founded in 1946, Hinke Tankbau became well-established as vessel manufacturer for the brewing and food industries. Today, they are one of the best-respected stainless steel producers. In a production area of approximately 2700 square meters, they manufacture vessels in either factory-finished or modular design with dimensions of up to 12 meters in diameter, 40 meters in height and with capacities of up to 1,500,000 litres. Hinke has 55 employees and generated approximately 8 million euros in annual revenue to date.

A tradition-rich company in its 10th generation, KASPAR SCHULZ has been manufacturing brewing equipment in Bamberg since 1677 with exceptionally high standards for both technical and production quality. The in-house research and development department ensures that the products are always equipped with the latest technological innovations. In 2015, KASPAR SCHULZ was awarded a prize as one of Bavaria's Best 50 by the Bavarian Ministry for Economics, Media, Energy and Technology. It belongs to the category of the fastest-growing companies in Bavaria. With the acquisition of the Hinke Group as a wholly owned subsidiary, KASPAR SCHULZ owner Johannes Schulz-Hess is pressing ahead for growth. At the same time, the company rejects the industry-wide trend of shifting production to low-wage countries.