Hübner Oberflächentechnik GmbH (“Hübner”) and Kunststofftechnik Bernt GmbH (“KTB”) merge.
All existing shareholders will continue to hold shares, with Patrimonium Private Equity Funds retaining a majority stake in the parent company. The merger lays the foundation for a powerful alliance that will be an even stronger partner for its customers. The parent company will now trade under the name Hübner-KTB Oberflächentechnik GmbH and will be headed by the two managing directors Guido Marenbach and Dr Carsten Brockmann.
Hübner and KTB
Hübner Oberflächentechnik GmbH and Kunststofftechnik Bernt GmbH join forces
The merger of Hübner and KTB creates a powerful new market player that offers its customers even more stability and increased flexibility. The newly formed Hübner-KTB Oberflächentechnik GmbH will be active in the three strategic business areas of automotive, sanitary products and consumer goods. In addition to an increased market share, the bundling of forces also means that significantly larger order volumes can be accepted in the future. The broader range of technologies will enable us to offer our customers services that are even better tailored to their specific needs. Furthermore, the merger will lead to a more diversified customer portfolio.
Operational continuity and attractive growth opportunities
The expansion of the production facilities to three electroplating plants strengthens operational continuity. In addition to the joint main focus on galvanised plastic products and toolmaking, both companies bring specific process know-how to the partnership: While Hübner brings specific knowledge in the field of physical vapour deposition (PVD), among other things, KTB can demonstrate considerable market experience, especially in the field of laser technology. In addition, KTB holds several patent rights that offer future growth potential.
Management is convinced of new competitive advantages
Managing directors Guido Marenbach and Dr. Carsten Brockmann are convinced that the merger will bring major competitive advantages: “We have been proving for years that we are also competitive in the globally competitive market of plastic electroplating and can contribute crucial product components for renowned customers. The alliance with Hübner will further improve our joint market position considerably”, explains Marenbach. Brockmann adds: “As an employer, too, the concentration of our forces is a groundbreaking step. For our employees, new development and promotion opportunities will arise and we will increase our attractiveness for new top executives. This benefits the entire region.” Werner Schnorf, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Hübner and Managing Director of Patrimonium Private Equity, says: “We are convinced that the merger of the two companies will be positive for the employees and the region due to their common roots in the Allgäu.”