The CERTINA GROUP acquired Feintool International Holding AG and its US and Chinese subsidiaries on May 11, 2023. Feintool Holding and CERTINA will collaborate on hydrogen technology as part of this deal. Feintool Technologie AG will also maintain a 15% strategic minority stake.
Feintool Technologie AG, a capital goods company, offers cost-effective fineblanking and shaping system solutions as a full-range provider.
The company has mechanical engineering, customer service, and sales teams in Lyss (CH), Rapperswil-Jona (CH), Cincinnati (USA), and Shanghai (CN) and can provide quality press and tool systems to customers worldwide. Sales of CHF 29.3 million and a negative EBIT contributed 3% to Group sales in 2022.
We may focus on fineblanking, shaping, and electrolamination stamping after selling the capital goods company. This comprises cutting-edge tooling across the industrial chain and novel electric motor product solutions. Torsten Greiner, Feintool Group CEO, said the capital goods business will benefit from the new owner’s industry relationships and sustainable investment experience.
Certina welcomes Feintool Technology AG and the team as trusted partners. Dr. Stefan Brungs, CERTINA GROUP Managing Partner, believes this deal will foster long-term growth for both parties.
Feintool expects 2023 sales of roughly CHF 850 million after selling the press business. Feintool estimates a full-year EBITDA margin of roughly 10%, or 3% EBIT. The delayed pass-through of future technology input and ramp-up expenditures could boost the second half of 2023.
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