Corporate news release - ROLEC Prozess und Brautechnik GmbH

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Nuremberg, November 8th, 2016


CFT SpA and ROLEC Prozess und Brautechnik GmbH join forces


CFT SpA, a leading manufacturer of processing and packaging equipments, primarily for the food and beverage industry, has entered into the share capital of ROLEC Prozess und Brautechnik GmbH, a German leading manufacturer of brewhouses and turn-key breweries, in order to further strengthen its presence in the brewery sector, leveraging both on its packaging capabilities and commercial network.

ROLEC has been founded by Wolfgang Roth and Karl Lechner in 2003 and has experienced a significant growth over the past years, achieving an average turnover in the past 3 years of ~ 27 million Euros with about 25 employees and counting on a number of top references all over the world expecially in the USA market.


“The partnership with ROLEC”, says Alessandro Merusi, CEO of CFT, “is a powerful opportunity for our teams to work together combining our expertise in filling and packaging with the ROLEC brewing experience, creating a one-stop shop for breweries world-wide and providing exceptional performances to our customers”.

“This step”, continues Merusi, “is the result of a long-lasting relationship created, both on professional and personal level, with Wolfgang Roth and Karl Lechner, the ROLEC founders, who will continue to run the company with the same independence, experience, passion and determination as done before since the strong mutual trust we have developed over the time.”


“We all at ROLEC” – says Wolfgang Roth, one of the ROLEC founders – “are extremely happy to have entered this cooperation with CFT having crossed pathes with CFT on a number of brewery projects in the past, ROLEC supplying the process part and CFT handling the packaging side, we have got to know each other and have seen great potential for synergies. With this cooperation our group will now be able to supply true turnkey brewery systems, offering from malt silo to packaged beer in cans or bottles from a single source. With CFT representations in 48 countries all over the world this will open new markets for us and the entire CFT group.”


“Finally”, says Roberto Catelli, Chairman of CFT, “it is a pleasure for us to welcome ROLEC team as part of the CFT family and look forward to many years of success.”

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