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INDUS acquires a manufacturer of laser technology systems

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INDUS Holding AG: INDUS acquires manufacturer of laser technology systems
20.05.2022 / 10:22
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INDUS acquires a manufacturer of laser technology systems

  • HELD Group develops and produces machines and systems for laser cutting and laser welding

  • Laser welding systems for hydrogen electrodes offer growth opportunities

  • Another acquisition in the growing automation technology sector

Bergisch Gladbach, May 20, 2022 – INDUS Holding AG, listed on the stock exchange, has acquired 70% of the shares of HELD Industries GmbH, headquartered in Heusenstamm near Offenbach. Employing 22 people, the profitable medium-sized supplier of machines and special systems for precision laser cutting and welding generated annual sales of around 12 million euros in the financial year 2021 The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. With the acquisition, INDUS now unites 48 holding companies under one roof.

“As a supplier of special systems for industrial niche markets, the HELD Group is an innovative, broad-based company that complements our diverse portfolio very well,” says Dr. Johannes Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of INDUS. HELD Group systems are used, for example, for cutting technical textiles, in particular airbag fabrics, and for metalworking. In addition to laser cutting for the production of medium to large quantities, the metals segment also includes hybrid laser welding systems for large-format steel components, for example for shipbuilding.

“In our more than 40 years of corporate history, we have successfully positioned ourselves as a niche provider for solving user-specific automation tasks,” says G. Held, former owner of the HELD group. “With a strong partner by our side, we now want to expand our international sales and service business and open up new areas of business. Our innovative laser welding systems for H2 electrodes offer particularly interesting growth prospects in the future field of hydrogen electrolysis. Mr. Held will continue to lead the company as managing partner.

“As part of the trend towards fully automated and AI-controlled production processes, conventional processes such as punching and welding are increasingly being replaced by laser technology,” explains Dr. Johannes Schmidt. “With the acquisition of the HELD Group, INDUS will continue to grow in the automation technology sector, one of the growth industries we have defined.”

About INDUS Holding AG:

Founded in 1989 and based in Bergisch Gladbach, INDUS Holding AG is a leading specialist in sustainable investment and business development in the German-speaking SME sector. The industry focuses on construction and infrastructure, automotive technology, mechanical and plant engineering, medical engineering and life sciences as well as metal technology. As a growth-oriented and long-term oriented financial investor, INDUS currently supports 48 portfolio companies in their business development. Since 1995, INDUS Holding AG has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (DE0006200108); in 2021, the Group achieved a turnover of approximately 1.74 billion euros. For more information on INDUS, visit

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