Hennecke Group expands with the integration of a roll forming technology specialist
With its CONTIMAT lines for the continuous production of high- quality sandwich composite elements, Hennecke has made a name for itself in the global market. In order to further advance its overall systems competence to meet customer demand in the application of sandwich panels with metal facings, Hennecke has integrated an established systems technology specialist in the profiling of metal elements, Willwacher Maschinenbau- und Vertriebs GmbH (WMG).
The operational integration of parts of Willwacher Maschinenbau- und Vertriebs GmbH (WMG) into the Hennecke Group is taking place as of 31 August 2013. With effect from 1 September, the new company will be trading under the name "Hennecke Profiliertechnik GmbH". WMG has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing roll forming machinery. The portfolio of the highly specialised company, which is registered in the Siegerland region of Germany, includes amongst other things roll-forming machines and presses for manufacturing sectional shutter profiles and cut-to-length lines, as well as high-performance trapezoidal sheet roll forming systems. The latter fit perfectly into the existing plant concept for Hennecke's CONTIMAT continuous sandwich panel lines. In addition to this, Hennecke Profiliertechnik GmbH will naturally also continue to successfully produce the rest of WMG's product range.
For Hennecke's managing director Rolf Trippler, this operational integration an important step towards being able to satisfy almost all customer requirements for the production of sandwich panels from a single source by the globally established Hennecke Group: "WMG has extensive expertise and an experienced and well rehearsed team. Within Hennecke Profiliertechnik GmbH, we will utilise this expertise in the interest of our customers by integrating a high-quality trapezoidal sheet forming system that makes the CONTIMAT plant technology even more attractive compared to the competition. The entire Hennecke Group will benefit from this." Jürgen Willwacher is of the same opinion. The founder and managing partner of WMG appreciates the opportunities provided by the entry of a world market leader in the field of polyurethane processing: "The entry of the Hennecke Group represents a great opportunity for the further development of our core business. Especially when it comes to international market coverage." With effect from 1 September, Mr. Willwacher will be the managing director of Hennecke Profiliertechnik GmbH, and will thus ensure the consistent continuation of successful business operations.
The decision to establish Hennecke Profiliertechnik GmbH is not least attributable to the consistent strategy of Hennecke owner ADCURAM Group AG, which aims to steadily strengthen and further develop Hennecke in the field of sandwich panel systems concepts.
About the Hennecke Group
For over six decades, the Hennecke Group has been developing and building high-quality machine, systems and process technology for polyurethane processing. Thanks to intensive research and development work, Hennecke is capable of supplying innovative systems and technologies with very significant economic and ecological benefits worldwide which are oriented on customer requirements in a wide range of applications. Today, there is hardly any product idea in the field of polyurethane processing that cannot be implemented by Hennecke. The company belongs to ADCURAM Group AG, and has production sites in Germany, the USA, China and Japan.
About ADCURAM Group AG
ADCURAM Group AG is an owner-operated, unlisted industrial holding company. ADCURAM acquires companies that no longer belong to the core business of the previous owners and uses its own funds to actively develop them in the long term, using its own operating team of industrial experts, as well as through strategic acquisitions. With around 2,600 employees, the companies in the ADCURAM Group generate a turnover of over 500 million euros worldwide. ADCURAM invests the capital of its owners, assets from the successful business activities of the Group, and capital from other long-term investors such as family holding companies and pension funds. In total, 250 million euros are available for the acquisition of new subsidiaries. As an industrial holding company under private ownership, ADCURAM invests in the long-term success of its subsidiaries, and particularly in competitiveness, innovation, technology and opening up new markets. The registered office of the holding company is in Munich.