Wintergerst supports the Pforzheim-based Eurcrea Group during its sale to the Binder Group
Within the framework of an exclusive sales process, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung was able to sell operating divisions of the Eucrea group of companies, consisting of FMB, Weinbrecht & Kücherer and Eucrea Industrieservice, to the Binder Group. The total of 100 jobs at the three locations will be concentrated at the Pforzheim location in future.
The operations of the Eucrea Group, comprising FMB, a leading provider of surface coatings for high-tech products and the selective processing of bulk goods, Weinbrecht & Kücherer, a specialist in functional and decorative plating using precious metals, and Eucrea Industrieservice, a manufacturer of specialist plant for selective galvanizing, were initially stablized by the insolvency administrator, Holger Blümle from Schultze & Braun, who continued the business activities. In parallel, an exclusive engagement was issued to Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung to search for potential investors in the company.
The buyer, the Binder Group, is one of the market leaders in the field of connectors for automation applications and displays the values of a traditional family-run company. Worldwide, Binder employs roughly 1,700 employees, 1,000 of whom are based at the headquarters in Neckarsulm. The company has 15 facilities worldwide. Markus Binder, the managing shareholder of the Binder Group, is optimistic about the future: “With the addition of this new division we bundle our forces and extend our competencies. We look forward to the coming challenges.”
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Volker Wintergerst has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting sector. After five years as the audit manager of audits of both separate and consolidated financial statements of large middle-market groups of companies and as a project leader in corporate finance, he spent ten years as a managing partner of the consulting arm of the Ebner Stolz Group.
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