Originally the company that we know today as Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC Group hardly operated outside of its ancestral home. The systematic expansion outside of Switzerland only began after the takeover by Giorgio Behr in the nineties and the takeover of Cellpack in 2001.
International Presence forming the Platform for Success in the 21st Century
The most important steps in the development and expansion of the Behr Deflandre & Snozzi corporation and respectively the Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC Group:
|1991||Bailout of Bircher AG, Beringen|
|1993||Founding of Bircher Asia Pacific Singapore & Johore Bahru Malaysia|
|2000||Acquisition of Reglomat AG, Speicher by Bircher AG, Beringen|
|2001||Majority acquisition of Cellpack AG, Villmergen by Behr Deflandre & Snozzi|
|2001||Founding of Bircher CZ in Hranice CZ|
|2003||Operational takeover of Lony GmbH, Lauterecken by Cellpack AG|
|2003||Merger of Bircher Cellpack Group to BBC Group|
|2004||Shareholder consolidation of Behr Deflandre & Snozzi AG in Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC AG respectively the BBC Group to around 91%|
|2005||Founding of publishing house Schaffhauser Bock AG and the takeover of publishing rights of the free, weekly newspaper ‘Schaffhauser Bock’|
|2006||Expansion of Bircher CZ through the founding of Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC Czech s.r.o. in Valašské Meziříčí|
|2007/2008||Acquisition of Huser & Peyer AG & Stationenbau AG by BBC Group|
|2008||Acquisition of Baumgartner Group, Crissier with subsidiaries CFS, Illfurth/F (known today as Cellpack FS Packaging) by BBC Groupp|
|2008||Takeover of approximately 40% of SIA Abrasives in Frauenfeld by BBC AG followed by a subsequent mandatory takeover offer. This offer was outbid by the Bosch Group who integrated the Frauenfeld company into one of its subdivisions creating a further area of business. The BBC Group had planned to expand SIA Abrasives as a stand-alone, publicly listed company.|
|2009||Share increase of around 11% in the Quadrant, one of the main suppliers of Cellpack Plastics Technology, by Cellpack AG respectively BBC AG. This strategic shareholding was sold as a consequence of a takeover over from Aquamit B.V, a consortium that consisted of four members of the board of directors from the old Quadrant.|
|2012||New build in Hranice CZ|
|2013||10 years BBC Group anniversary celebration Salto Natale|
|2013||Build of Cellpack Medical with clean room in Vilmergen CH|
|2015||Approval for the production of pressure sensitive mats in Hranice CZ|
Behr Deflandre & Snozzi BDS AG
Behr Deflandre & Snozzi BDS AG is the holding company for the business activities of Giorgio Behr and is managed 100% by him. It has a main stake in the Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC Group.
The growth of Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC Group took place first and foremost organically, in places where an expansion and consolidation of activities made sense and in exceptional cases, through acquisition.
Behr Deflandre & Snozzi BDS Consulting AG was founded in 1985. Soon the business remit of the company expanded to include founding further companies that are consolidated under Behr Deflandre & Snozzi AG. Behr Deflandre & Snozzi AG has never participated in direct takeovers or public takeover offers. However as the main shareholder of Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC AG and therefore its subsidiary Cellpack AG, it has to be publicly disclosed in accordance with regulations.