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.

GROWTH 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.

GROWTH 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.

GROWTH 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.

GROWTH 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.

GROWTH ACQUISITIONS

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

  • ADD-ON ACQUISITIONS

    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.

GROWTH ACQUISITIONS

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

  • ADD-ON ACQUISITIONS

    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 and PARKOUR

2018

Change of management and new strategy program

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 Board of Management strengthens INDUS' portfolio structure and the fitness of the portfolio companies. In November 2018, Jürgen Abromeit becomes the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. As of January 2019, the Board of Management team is complete again with a fourth member.

GROWTH ACQUISITIONS

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

  • ADD-ON ACQUISITIONS

    EE Electronic Equipment (für AURORA) | Anbieter von hochwertigen Raumklimageräten (für Beteiligung aus dem Segment Infrastructure) | Handelsunternehmen für medizinische Hilfsmittel (für OFA Bamberg) 

Four strategic initiatives set the course

With the INTERIM SPRINT package of measures, the Board of Management is specifically strengthening the portfolio in the midst of the Corona pandemic. In addition, the topic of sustainability is moving further into the foreground: In 2021, the first INDUS sustainability magazine SUSTA[IN] will be published. In 2022 – in addition to the pillars "Strengthening the Portfolio Structure," "Driving Innovation," and "Improving Performance" – "Striving for Sustainability" will be established as a fourth strategic initiative. The INDUS Sustainability Promotion Bank will support sustainability activities in the Group with immediate effect. The goal of climate neutrality by 2045 remains constantly in view. Further acquisitions are driving growth in the successful segments of Construction/Infrastructure and Engineering.

GROWTH ACQUISITIONS

Jungmann Systemtechnik, Buxtehude | WIRUS Fenster, Rietberg-Mastholte | Heiber + Schröder Maschinenbau, Erkrath | HELD-Gruppe, Heusenstamm

  • ADD-ON ACQUISITIONS

    ROLKO NORTH AMERICA (vorher ABILITY PRODUCTS, für ROLKO) | FLACO Geräte (für HORNGROUP)

PARKOUR AND INTERIM SPRINT

2020

Strategy Update ‚PARKOUR perform‘

2023

Sharpening of strategy and clear focus on industrial technology

The focus of the portfolio on future topics is being driven forward with the strategy update 'PARKOUR perform'. The focus is on the three new segments ENGINEERING, INFRASTRUCTURE and MATERIALS: INDUS is thus concentrating on its strengths – on industrial technology companies with a clear technology focus. Automotive Technology and Medical Engineering/Life Science will be dissolved as segments. The Group's management is also realigning itself with segment management: In the future, one member of the Executive Board will be responsible for one segment. Free cash flow will become an important control parameter. The INDUS credo of 'buy, hold & develop' is paying off in terms of further growth: sales in excess of EUR 2 billion and an EBIT margin in excess of 10% are the clear targets by 2025.

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