Boccard is pleased to announce the acquisition of KATES company located in Olsztyn, Poland.
Boccard is present in Eastern Europe with over 200 employees located in Warsaw for more than twenty years and in Moscow since 2014. Industrial integrator Boccard, which celebrates this year its first 100 years, is strengthening the company to accompany its strong growth.
With 20 years of expertise and technological know-how, KATES Polska is an innovative company specialized in the design and manufacture of skids and process equipment with high added value, in particular in stainless steel process tanks for food, cosmetics and biotech industries.
Today, the company has over 50 employees and holds both ISO 9001 and ISO 3834 certificates. KATES Polska complies with European regulations such as ATEX (ATmosphere EXplosives), under Pressure Equipment Directives (PED), EU directives and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).
The company designs and manufactures a wide range of skids and process equipment from reactors, mixers, cleaning-in-place systems to tanks, preparation units, heat exchangers, crystallizers, fermenter filter housings, pasteurizers.... These equipment and process lines meet HACCP and GMP standards and are fully realized at its Olsztyn site in northern Poland.
Piotr Śledziński, Managing Director of BOCCARD Polska Sp. z o o, explains the context of this acquisition and its future challenges: "After several years of successful collaboration on joint projects, it seemed obvious to integrate KATES Polska in Boccard Polska to support its growth and strengthen its resources from both a design and manufacturing standpoint. Our two family businesses share common values such as the ability to meet challenges and the search for customized solutions to meet the needs of our customers. We want to quickly develop KATES and this year we plan to double our production capacity by building new production halls in Olsztyn, where the company is located, as well as investments in developing our engineering and production capacities. This is achieved in order to respond to our strong growth with an integrated offer (engineering, manufacturing, construction and maintenance) and meet our customers’ demands in the area with a wider offer. "