Thursday, 28. November 2019

We set the course for a long-term successful future

We set the course for a long-term successful future

Maulburg, 28.11.2019

GAB Neumann GmbH sets the course for a long-term successful future

- GAB Neumann announces its acquisition by Mersen.
- The acquisition by Mersen accelerates and strengthens GAB Neumann's strategy of expanding its product and service portfolio as well as its ongoing internationalization.
- GAB Neumann's existing management and its entire team in Maulburg, Germany will continue to run and expand its business.

Mersen, with its Advanced Materials Segment, is the world's leading supplier of process equipment and systems for highly-corrosive applications in the chemical industry. Mersen has production, service, and sales facilities in all major markets worldwide thus ensuring proximity to its customers.

The acquisition by Mersen is an important step in the implementation of GAB Neumann's strategy: Mersen product and material technologies will accelerate the expansion of GAB Neumann's product portfolio. GAB Neumann will also be granted access to Mersen's extensive process engineering know-how. Thanks to Mersen's global footprint, worldwide operating customers' requirements in terms of reactivity and customer proximity can also be met.

Tobias Schnurpfeil, Managing Director of GAB Neumann: "With this takeover by Mersen, we will have the opportunity to reinforce our strengths and, to even better serve our customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with a larger range of impervious graphite and SiC process equipment. Furthermore, Mersen's efficient global sales and service network will enable us to further expand our international presence, especially in America and Asia".

GAB Neumann will become Mersen Group's competence center for the annular-groove technology and silicon carbide heat exchangers. GAB Neumann, its team in Maulburg, and its existing sales network, will be entirely in charge of the graphite and SiC equipment as well as systems business with customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Tobias Schnurpfeil: "Mersen's management is fully aware of the significance and special requirements of this market. With the takeover and the independent expansion of the business, Mersen relies on the excellent reputation of GAB Neumann, its products and its sales partners. New products will also progressively complete GAB Neumann's product portfolio". With this acquisition, Mersen's and GAB Neumann's commitment is offering a long-term perspective to its customers worldwide, its employees, and its site in Maulburg.

The transaction, which is subject to the approval of the German Antitrust Authorities, is expected to be finalized by early 2020.

About Mersen:
As global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, Mersen designs innovative solutions to address its clients’ specific needs to enable them to optimize their manufacturing performance in sectors such as energy, electronics, transportation, chemicals & pharmaceuticals and process industries. Mersen, with its 6,900 employees working across 35 countries, recorded sales of €878 million in 2018.

About GAB Neumann:

GAB Neumann specializes in the development, manufacture and sale of process equipment, in particular graphite and silicon carbide heat exchangers, as well as corresponding process equipment for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Since 1965, customers worldwide have been served with products and services from Maulburg, Germany.

GAB Neumann GmbH

Alemannenstrasse 29

79689 Maulburg


Tel: +49 (7622) 6751 0

Fax: +49 (7622) 6751 20

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