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01.07.2019 Mesutronic joins Indus Holding

Indus Holding AG, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, has acquired a majority stake in leading German metal detector manufacturer Mesutronic Gerätebau GmbH which is located in Kirchberg im Wald.  Indus specialises in succession issues for SMEs as well as long-term and sustainable enterprise development. The Mesutronic management team will stay unchanged for the foreseeable future. Daughter company Mesutronic France SAS also becomes part of Indus Holding.

Mesutronic, which began trading in 1993 with a staff of five, currently has over 210 employees and during this time more than 40,000 systems – including metal separators and X-ray devices as well as metal detectors – have been sold to over 50 countries. To secure future expansion, the company owners, mostly still working actively in management, have decided to settle the matter of succession at an early stage. “We had time to decide on a really fitting partner,” said Karl-Heinz Dürrmeier (60), CEO and managing partner of Mesutronic.

Dr-Ing. Johannes Schmidt (58), chairman of Indus, commented: “As the leading specialist in the field of sustainable investment in the German-speaking SME sector, we acquire mostly owner-managed companies and assist them in setting a long-term trajectory for their entrepreneurial development.” The group currently holds shares in 45 companies, including those in engineering, life science and automotive technology.

“With Indus at our side we are well positioned for the future. In addition to our own resources, we can now tap into the entrepreneurial know-how and the support of a company family with more than 10,000 employees. With this backup we can now focus on boosting our future development projects.” explained Dürrmeier.


Mesutronic CEO Karl-Heinz Dürrmeier (left) introduces the company during the Indus Holding AG investor summit together with Indus chairman Dr-Ing. Johannes Schmidt

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