Welcome to INDUS!
As of April 8, 2022, with the closing of the transaction, we welcome Heiber + Schröder Maschinenbau GmbH as a wholly owned subsidiary in the INDUS Group. The Engineering segment now has 14 companies, making it INDUS’s strongest segment.
H + S is a medium-sized supplier of special machines for the cardboard industry. As a supplier of window gluing and carton erecting machines, H+S supports its customers with targeted advice, know-how and modern technologies throughout the entire service life of a machine.
From machine development to service, the H+S Group covers the entire value chain. Its customers are packaging manufacturers worldwide, primarily in the supply sector for the food and cosmetics industries, but also the household goods and toy industries.
A frequently asked question in the course of acquiring companies is how exactly the companies actually come to us and what the transaction process usually looks like. The answer is quickly given: as different as the companies are, so are the processes. Nevertheless, we have unique competences to offer that allow for a lean and fast process and thus make it successful in the best case.
We usually finance company acquisitions from our own funds. Thanks to our strong performance, we are able to successfully close and implement medium-sized equity acquisitions without bank influence at short notice.
Furthermore, we have a highly qualified and experienced team of technical experts. The investment audits are carried out internally quickly, efficiently and, most importantly, discreetly. Therefore, the supervising team is also kept as small as possible. Since 2020, we have had an in-house lawyer in the team, who contributes another important core competence with her knowledge of contracts.
Thanks to our extensive internal expertise, we keep distances short, communication direct and transaction costs within reasonable limits.
Arrived in the INDUS world
The direct and individual approach to the portfolio companies is also part of our programme in the ongoing processes. We pursue a distinctive and long-term “buy, hold and develop” strategy. Examples of this are the targeted and pragmatic promotion of innovation projects or support offers for market excellence and operational excellence.
The operational independence of the companies in our group is to be preserved. The expertise and competences of the individual business models lie in the subsidiaries and with their employees. It is therefore particularly important to us that the company management remain “on board” for a certain period of time after the transaction and shape the smooth transition to the INDUS Group together with us.
With best regards,
Yours, Axel Meyer
Axel Meyer studied industrial engineering and earned a Master of Mergers & Acquisitions (LL.M.). He has been a member of the Board of Management of INDUS Holding AG since October 2017. He oversees a number of portfolio companies and is responsible, among other things, for the strategic initiatives for the market- and operational excellence in the portfolio companies.