Andritz, Graz, Austria, has acquired KMPT AG, in Vierkirchen, Germany, including its affiliates in England, France, Italy, China and the United States, to strengthen its line of solid/liquid separation equipment.

The KMPT product line includes dryers (mixer, helix and plate dryers) for the chemical and food industries as well as drum and disc filters. The purchase price was not disclosed. KMPT, with approximately 280 employees, also makes pusher and peeler centrifuges used mainly in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.