The expert in automatic pallet wrappers, Movitec has been acquired by the Mosca Group, benefiting from its global network. Mosca, will expand its portfolio to offer complete end-of-line solutions and Movitec will thus boost its range of international opportunities, enhancing quality and customer service.

Movitec will thus enhance its presence worldwide.

Since March 18, Movitec is part of the Mosca Group. However, Movitec will continue acting as an independent company and brand. This synergy will offer Movitec access to a global sales network and Mosca access to those sectors in which Movitec was already perfectly introduced.

Strapping machine specialist Mosca and stretch wrapping expert Movitec share the same focus: fully automated solutions for fast and reliable securing of goods for transport at the end of the packaging line.

In fact, the two companies have much in common, from the highest quality standards and comprehensive service packages, to operating methods and structures. Yet the two companies are not in direct competition with each other. While strapping ensures optimal stability of the product bundle, the focus of stretch wrapping is on protecting goods from external influences such as dust, moisture or dirt.

Movitec co-founder and CEO, Víctor Teixiné, is committed to the merger:

“As part of the Mosca Group, we have the opportunity to benefit from the well-established and proven sales and supply chain structures of a global expert. At the same time, we are excited about bringing together the best of both worlds in end-of-line technology and working together to accelerate the development of innovative solutions”.

As a result of the acquisition, Movitec will become an independent brand within the Mosca Group.

Víctor Teixiné will continue to oversee Movitec as the managing director and nothing will change for the stretch wrapper manufacturer’s 50 or so employees. Processes and customer relationships will also remain unchanged.

Carles Jurado, commercial and marketing director at Movitec, explains:

“We have now a great opportunity for growth, the formation of this new group offers great potential to open new markets for both companies and allows us to offer even more complete solutions to our customers”.

Complete systems – sustainable and cost-efficient

Movitec stretch wrappers are currently used in fully automated applications and, thanks to their ring wrapping technology, they offer exceptionally high throughput of up to 160 pallets per hour.

Movitec solutions are most often utilised in the food, distribution, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries. Mosca strapping solutions, on the other hand, are mainly found in the corrugated cardboard, paper and logistics industries

In many industries, complete systems consisting of strapping technology and stretch wrappers are rarely used because, among other things, customers are reluctant to purchase two systems. But Mosca and Movitec have worked together in recent years to successfully plan and install end-of-line systems for the paper processing industry.

A perfect combo for the end-of-line

The combination of both processes is especially useful when products require secure bundling on a pallet and need to be effectively protected against environmental influences. This can be the case, for example, when food products or other sensitive goods are stacked on pallets for transport. Strapping provides the necessary stability and thereby significantly reduces the amount of plastic stretch film required to protect the products.

Mosca CEO Timo Mosca says:

“In addition to the possibilities of digitalisation, we are continuing to focus on sustainability.” Mosca has been using eco-friendly materials for years in the production of its strapping materials. For example, only recycled materials are used to manufacture PET strapping. “We would now like to bring the knowledge we have gained from our own developments to Movitec. Working with the Movitec experts, we will also be looking for potential ways to optimise the eco-sustainability of stretch wrapping as a technology in the next few years”.