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Dec Group announces the acquisition of Inno4Life

Ecublens, Switzerland: April 9, 2020

Dec Group has announced the acquisition of Inno4Life based in Breda, The Netherlands, allowing offering comprehensive solutions for liquid and powder filling equipment used by the pharmaceutical industry. Dec’s micro-dosing technology for powder and Inno4Life’s in-depth knowledge in pharmaceutical packaging equipment are the perfect match to bring forth unique and efficient aseptic filling line solutions both standard and custom-made.

Inno4Life will continue to operate under its name and trade under its brand for all of its business activities.

Johan Klootwijk, co-founder and Managing Director of Inno4Life, commented “Dec’s acquisition provides a major growth opportunity for both our businesses through an enhanced service offering for our clients. We will be best positioned to offer outstanding quality solutions and increased effectiveness as a result of combined action and co-operation.”

The successful acquisition was coordinated with the support and expertise of specialised life science M&A firm VINC Advisory.

Dec’s CEO, Yves Dietrich said, “There is a ‘natural synergy’ between the two businesses. The acquisition enables Dec to further expand its position as a single-source global solution provider and gives us the opportunity to strategically develop our product portfolio”.  

About Inno4Life

Inno4Life is an equipment manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry, delivering serialisation, filling and lyophilisation loading and unloading equipment complemented with containment, stoppering and capping solutions, as well as excellent customer service. Their customers include the top global pharmaceutical companies who appreciate extensive pharma experience. Inno4Life is committed to deploy in-depth pharma knowledge to deliver market-leading innovative pharmaceutical packaging equipment solutions to help overcome the production challenges their customers face. Visit for more information.

About Dec

Dec is a leading global provider of contained powder handling systems and is recognized as a world-leading expert in process containment technologies. It has been supplying the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries for more than 30 years.

Headquartered near Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec has a global presence with subsidiaries and agents in more than 30 countries including subsidiaries in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland, India, China and the USA.

In excess of 600 companies worldwide have successfully integrated more than 9000 Dec systems into their production sites. These include a wide range of patented products that enhance safety, hygiene, containment, reliability and productivity in powder handling.

Dec offers innovative approaches across the range of powder handling and process containment applications, including transfer, micronizing, filling/emptying, sampling, blending, dosing, aseptic solutions, milling, isolators and advanced cleaning (CIP/SIP) features. Visit  for additional information.