Page: Three decades of successful corporate development

Three decades of successful corporate development

INDUS can look back on three decades of dependable support for small and medium-sized enterprises. Below you find an overview, containing some key data.

Acquisition of the first portfolio companies

Dr. Winfried Kill acquires the first controlling interest, laying the cornerstone around which the Group was to be built.

ACQUISITIONS

REBOPLASTIC, Kalletal | BERNER, Bischofsheim | HAUFF-TECHNIK, Herbrechtingen | REMKO, Lage

The start-up phase

1985

Formation of INDUS

1989

Further acquisitions

ALUCOLOR, Hürth | AURORA, Mudau | BETEK, Aichhalden | BETOMAX, Neuss | HORN, Flensburg | KARL SIMON, Aichhalden | MABEG Kreuschner, Soest | SIKU, Rickenbach/Switzerland | SITEK, Aichhalden

 

A joint umbrella for the portfolio companies

Capital for further growth

On September 13, 1995, INDUS Holding AG celebrated its debut on the stock exchange. The issuing price was the equivalent of EUR 14.83.

ACQUISITIONS

BACHER, Reinach/Switzerland | FICHTHORN, Schwelm | FS Kunststofftechnologie, Reichshof/Hahn | GSR Ventiltechnik,Vlotho | IMECO Einwegprodukte, Hösbach | IPETRONIK, Baden-Baden | KIEBACK, Osnabrück | MEWESTA Hydraulik, Münsingen | MIKROP, Wittenbach/Switzerland | OFA Bamberg, Bamberg | PLANETROLL, Munderkingen | S.M.A. Metalltechnik, Backnang | Max SCHUSTER Wärme Kälte Klima, Neusäß | WEINISCH, Oberviechtach | WfV Werkzeug- und Formenbau, Lampertheim | WIESAUPLAST, Wiesau

The company goes public

1995

Change of management

2002

Entry into the consolidation phase

Dr. Winfried Kill turns the chairmanship of the Board of Management over to his successor, Helmut Ruwisch, and moves to a position on the Supervisory Board.

ACQUISITIONS

ANCOTECH, Dielsdorf/Switzerland | ASS Maschinenbau, Overath | BILSTEIN & SIEKERMANN, Hillesheim | KÖSTER & Co., Ennepetal | M. BRAUN Inertgas-Systeme,Garching | MIGUA Fugensysteme, Wülfrath | OBUK Haustürfüllungen, Oelde | HELMUT RÜBSAMEN, Bad Marienberg | Konrad SCHÄFER, Osnabrück | SELZER Fertigungstechnik, Driedorf | TSN Turmbau Steffens & Nölle, Berlin | VULKAN INOX, Hattingen | WEIGAND Bau, Bad Königshofen

Burkhard Rosenfeld becomes new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

In 2010, INDUS acquires Versicherungskammer Bayern as a long-term anchor shareholder. INDUS has been answering the CDP climate change questionnaire since 2011 and maintains transparency in its reporting on its climate management practices.

ACQUISITIONS

HAKAMA, Bättwil/Switzerland

Change on the Supervisory Board

2009

Passing of the torch and Compass 2020

2012

Entry into the “buy, hold & develop” phase

After 10 years as Chairman of the Board of Management, Helmut Ruwisch turns the position over to his successor, Jürgen Abromeit. With its “Compass 2020” strategy, the Board of Management announces more vigorous growth both from within the portfolio and through acquisitions. In 2014, Helmut Späth becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

ACQUISITIONS

BUDDE Fördertechnik, Bielefeld | ELTHERM, Burbach | MBN-Gruppe, Neugersdorf | ROLKO-Gruppe, Borgholzhausen

  • STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS

    D.M.S. Reichertshofen (for SCHÄFER) | HEAVEC, NL (for AURORA) | KNUR Maschinenbau (for ASS) | LSI, Texas, USA (for HORN) | PROVIS Delmenhorst (for BUDDE) | SAVVY, CH (for IPETRONIK) | TR Metalltechnik (for RÜBSAMEN)

Next step of “Compass 2020”

Growth acquisitions, portfolio strengthening and internationalization are the key factors for the successful development of the INDUS Group. In 2015, INDUS was given a “Prime” classification by oekom research, one of the world’s leading rating agencies in the sustainable investment sector. In 2016, INDUS receives the top mark of the non-profit organization CDP for the first time and secures its place on the "CDP Climate Change A List" of the world's leading companies in the field of climate protection.

ACQUISITIONS

IEF-Werner, Furtwangen | HEITZ Furnierkanten, Melle | M+P INTERNATIONAL, Hannover | PEISELER, Remscheid | RAGUSE Gesellschaft für medizinische Produkte, Ascheberg-Herbern

  • STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS

    AFK (for AURORA) | CAETEC (for IPETRONIK) | COMPUTEC (for BUDDE) | CREAPHYS (for M.BRAUN) | EUMATIC/FROHMASCO Gruppe (for OBUK) | IN-SITU (for MIKROP) | MURINOX and MBH SOLUTIONS (for ANCOTECH) | NEA INTERNATIONAL (for OFA Bamberg) | WIESAUPLAST-PMC de México | ZWEICOM (for HAUFF) 

INDUS continues its growth course

2015

Baton handover

2018

Change of management

Jürgen Abromeit turns the chairmanship of the Board of Management over to his successor Dr.-Ing. Johannes Schmidt in July 2018 after six years as CEO. With the new PARKOUR strategy program, the Executive Board is strengthening the portfolio structure of INDUS and the fitness of its investments. In November 2018, Jürgen Abromeit becomes the new Supervisory Board Chairman. ISS-oekom, the sustainability ratings agency, confirms INDUS Holding AG’s “Prime” C+ status. In addition, INDUS once again receives top marks from the non-profit organization CDP and continues to occupy a place on the "CDP Climate Change A List".

ACQUISITIONS

MESUTRONIC Gerätebau GmbH, Kirchberg im Wald | Dessauer Schaltschrank- und Gehäusetechnik GmbH, Dessau

  • STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS

    EE Electronic Equipment (for AURORA) | Supplier of high-quality air-conditioning devices (for portfolio company in the segment Construction/Infrastructure) | Trading company for medical aids (for OFA Bamberg)