31.10.2012 – Hillenbrand, Inc. has agreed to acquire the Coperion Group, Stuttgart, Germany. Hillenbrand is a US-based, strategic global diversified industrial company, publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Coperion will be part of Hillenbrand’s Process Equipment Group (PEG). The PEG is a recognized leader in the design, production, marketing and servicing of equipment and systems used in processing applications for a wide range of industrial markets. Its three operating companies are K-Tron, Rotex, and TerraSource Global. “For Coperion this change of ownership opens up new opportunities in markets beyond the plastics industry. We look forward to this new partnership with the Process Equipment Group and their companies, because our companies are so closely aligned from a strategic point-of-view. We believe that we have a perfect strategic match.” says Guenter Bachmann, CEO of Coperion.