Phillip Schneider, a Germany-based wine packaging manufacturer, has acquired champagne cork maker Pfefferkron.

Pfefferkron manufactures wine and champagne bottle closures, translucent polystyrene cups, bottle openers and pourers.

The company works with fully-automatically controlled injection moulding machines using new technologies.

Pfefferkron constructs and maintains injection moulds, not only for its own production, but also as a service for other companies.

Since its establishment in 1953, the company has produced technical parts from thermoplastics, as they achieve the solidity of aluminium and zinc diecasting.

The company offers tasting and drinking cups made of translucent polystyrene in various forms, suitable for many occasions.

In addition to champagne and wine cups, the company supplies tough beer mugs in two different sizes.

Pfefferkron’s bar-tops comes in different colors, versions and sizes, for different bottle mouths including the new bar-tops with natural cork shaft and plastic or wooden caps.

Schneider manufactures wirehoods, capsules, handling and conveying systems, Secco Cords, cord applicator consulting and service to the champagne, wine and beverage industries.

Secco Cords is a natural fibre closure used for presenting sparkling wines, vinegar and oils.

The company also manufactures machinery and shipping trays, crates and cartons.

Schneider’s tray packing system has been developed for the fully automatic de-palletising and feeding of Wirehoods to wire hooding machines in the cellars.

Champagne Bottle Wirehoods include PM Wirehoods, VD Wirehoods and V Wirehoods and capsules include Champagne Capsules and Wine Capsules.

The company’s TOPCAP overcaps comes in different forms and colors, suitable for 28mm metal screw caps and the champagne openers are available in three different versions suitable for cork and plastic stoppers.

Global M&A, a corporate advisory firm that provides services for mid-sized transactions worldwide, served as financial advisor for the transaction.