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Mai 2021

      ATX Hardware acquires Leitec Test Solutions

  • Europe’s leading manufacturer of test fixtures, ATX, and Leitec will form a group with approximately 170 employees
  • Both companies share a high standard with respect to quality, reliability and delivery service
  • ATX and Leitec initially remain independent companies but will be brought together in the future
  • Leitec’s Founder Rainer Kocher remains Managing Director, Co-shareholder and the key contact person for business partners

  • Pürgen / Holzgerlingen, May 18, 2021. ATX Hardware GmbH ("ATX") has acquired a majority stake in Leitec Solutions GmbH („Leitec“). By strategically joining forces, Europe’s leading manufacturer of test fixtures, ATX, and Leitec will form a group with approximately 170 employees.

    ATX is a portfolio company of Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH ("HQIB") which has acquired a majority stake in the company in 2020.

    The management teams of both companies remain unchanged and Rainer Kocher also remains Co-shareholder of Leitec. ATX and Leitec will closely cooperate on a strategic and operational level but initially remain independent. Due to the regional proximity of the operating sites in Weil im Schoenbuch and Holzgerlingen, the companies will be brought together in the future.

    "The acquisition of Leitec is an important step in our growth strategy. We are optimistic about the future and are looking forward to working with Rainer Kocher and his team. Going forward, we are planning to further strengthen the areas of product innovations and best practices, particularly with regards to production processes which will help us to expand our leading position in Europe’s test fixture market", says Hans Drexler, Founder and Managing Director of ATX.

    "We are excited to partner with ATX. Together, we can leverage an extensive network and a broad combined pool of resources which our customers will benefit from in the future. With ATX at our side, Leitec will remain a reliable partner for its customers offering high-quality test fixtures and other technical solutions", says Rainer Kocher, Founder and Managing Director of Leitec.

    The parties have agreed not to disclose any details about the transaction.

    About ATX

    ATX is Europe's market leader in the manufacture of test adapters for electronic test procedures. As a specialized solution provider, the company designs and manufactures customer-specific products in partially automated individual and small series production. Most of the devices are uniquely precision-engineered with varying degrees of complexity. Customers use the products for in-circuit, functional and final testing of electronic assemblies and printed circuit boards. ATX stands out from the competition in particular due to its high innovative strength and quality. As a company of the German ‘Mittelstand’, ATX employs approximately 150 people at two locations in Upper Bavaria (Pürgen) and Baden-Wuerttemberg (Weil im Schoenbuch). Further information can be found at www.atx-hardware.de

    About Leitec

    Leitec is a specialized provider of solutions in test equipment and PCB processing. The portfolio includes products and complete services which are tailored to the requirements and demands of customers. Product quality, creative knowledge and technical expertise are at the heart of Leitec’s philosophy. Leitec permanently strives to innovate and guarantee customer proximity. The company is based in Holzgerlingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg) and employs around 20 people. Leitec was founded in 2009. Further information can be found at www.leitec.info.

    About Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen

    Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH is the principal investment firm of the family Harald Quandt joined by a small, select number of (industrial) families and partners. HQIB invests in small and medium sized companies within the German-speaking region, that are leading in established and technologically sophisticated market niches with attractive growth potential. As an industrial holding company, HQIB pursues a long-term, sustainable investment approach and is not subject to any time restrictions or limited investment periods. Further information can be found at www.hq-ib.com

    Contacts

    ATX Hardware GmbH
    Hans Drexler | Managing Director | Am Kornfeld 8 | D-86932 Pürgen | +49 8196 9304 20 | www.atx-hardware.de

    Leitec Test Solutions
    Rainer Kocher | Managing Director | Robert-Bosch-Str. 2 | D-71088 Holzgerlingen | +49 7031 74600 | www.leitec.info.

    Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH
    Philipp Steinfeld | Director | Am Pilgerrain 17 | D-61352 Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe | +49 6172 59519-90 | www.hq-ib.com



January 2020

      Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen acquires majority stake in ATX

  • Harald Quandt family’s principal investment firm acquires majority stake in Europe's market leader in test fixture solutions
  • Company founder Hans Drexler remains co-shareholder and Managing Director
  • New building planned in Pürgen to reflect further growth

  • Bad Homburg / Pürgen, January 27, 2020. The Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH („HQIB“) acquired a majority stake in ATX Hardware GmbH ("ATX") at the end of January 2020. ATX is Europe's market leader in fixture solutions for testing electronic units and printed circuit boards. One of the company's founders, Hans Drexler, will remain with ATX as shareholder and sole Managing Director and continue to manage the day-to-day operations. Robert Schulz remains as Commercial Director. The parties have agreed not to disclose further details of the transaction.

    "The use of complex electronic units continues to increase. At the same time, quality standards are ever increasing, especially in safety-critical and interconnected applications. Hence, ATX operates in a growth market and is well positioned to benefit from the increasing demand for corresponding test fixtures," says Gregor Harald May, Managing Director of HQIB. "Together with Hans Drexler, the firstrate management team and the highly qualified work force we want to continue the successful development of ATX as a long-term partner. We will continue to invest in the business, thereby also considering add-on acquisitions as well as strategic investments and collaborations."

    "With the industrial and strategic expertise as well as the industrial network of the family Harald Quandt we want to further expand our market leadership position in Europe and grow internationally," says Hans Drexler, Founder and Managing Director of ATX. "The strategic partnership with HQIB allows us to continuously invest in technological progress, our products and our service. Thereby, we will further differentiate ourselves from the competition through highest quality "Made in Germany" and our technological leadership. Our growth objectives will be supported by a new, state-of-the-art operating site".

    ATX is currently planning the construction of its new headquarters in Pürgen, thereby underlining the strategic importance of its location in Upper Bavaria. The relocation is planned to take place in the next 18 months. Thereby ATX is setting the grounds for a continuous growth path on expanded premises. The second site in Weil im Schönbuch (Baden-Wuerttemberg) offers already sufficient space for future growth.

    About Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen

    Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH is the principal investment firm of the family Harald Quandt joined by a small, select number of (industrial) families and partners. HQIB invests in small and medium sized companies within the German-speaking region, that are leading in established and technologically sophisticated market niches with attractive growth potential. As an industrial holding company, HQIB pursues a long-term, sustainable investment approach and is not subject to any time restrictions or limited investment periods..