The CERATIZIT Group, headquartered in Mamer, Luxembourg, announced the acquisition of the KOMET GROUP, headquartered in Besigheim, Germany, effective October 12, 2017. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities.
“The disruptive changes in the market environment pose enormous challenges for KOMET. The acquisition by CERATIZIT now opens up new opportunities for sustainable growth”, says Dr. Christof Bönsch, CEO of the KOMET GROUP. “The takeover sees the emergence of a new global player with superior technology expertise and broad market access”, adds Dr. Bönsch. “This move lifts the close and long-standing partnership between the two companies to a new level,” says a delighted Jacques Lanners, Chairman of the Executive Board of the CERATIZIT Group. “It opens up completely new prospects both for our customers and our employees,” adds Lanners.
KOMET will be stronger
CERATIZIT is committed to Germany as a key production and innovation hub. “Employees can look forward to a positive and attractive future because, as a privately owned company, CERATIZIT is keen to develop its sites in a sustainable manner,” says Bönsch. The implementation of the “KOMET 2026” strategy will be continued in order to ensure the safety of the jobs.
Consolidated cutting tools expertise
The KOMET brand will play a pivotal role in the CERATIZIT Group’s cutting tools strategy. Going forward, customers will have an even stronger partner in all areas of cutting tools technology, from turning and milling to the complete machining of holes. “The synergies in terms of technical expertise in substrate development, sintering technology, cutting tools technologies and coating are substantial and represent significant added value for our customers”, explains Lanners.
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