Hennecke Buys OMS Group
Hennecke and OMS Group join forces to form the leading company in the polyurethane machinery business
Hennecke is acquiring all shares of OMS Group. The legal closing of the transaction will be complete by the end of December 2017. “With this acquisition, two technological leaders in the polyurethane machinery business are joining forces to open up opportunities for stronger growth”, emphasizes Rolf Trippler, Managing Director of Hennecke. Global markets underline this statement as the worldwide consumption of polyurethane is growing in all applications. “Joining our forces will provide further profitable growth”, confirms Enrico Lombardini, CEO of OMS Group.
OMS Group’s current management team, Enrico Lombardini and Dr. Andrea Mariani, will retain responsibility after the closing. The acquisition includes all affiliates of the OMS Group. “Our product portfolios in the various segments complement each other perfectly and we are expanding our global technology and market leadership”, explains Rolf Trippler. In line with the dedicated growth strategy, jobs in both companies and all locations will be maintained. Dr. Andrea Mariana, President of OMS Group, is certain that “the combined expertise of both companies is the foundation for our success in the future”.
For more than seventy years, Hennecke has been developing and designing premium machine and systems technology as well as process technology for polyurethane processing. Thanks to intensive research and development work, Hennecke is able to offer worldwide innovative systems and technologies with highly economic and ecological benefits tailored to meet customers’ requirements in a wide range of applications. Hennecke is headquartered in Sankt Augustin (Germany) with subsidiaries in Germany, Brazil, China, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, Italy and the USA. More than 500 employees worldwide support users with an extensive sales and after-sales portfolio as well as competent advice and engineering services. Hennecke is fully owned by Capvis Equity IV, L.P., a fund advised by the Swiss private equity firm Capvis Equity Partners AG.
About OMS Group
OMS Group was founded in the late 1960s to manufacture continuous production lines for both, flexible and rigid polyurethane foam and metering machines. Today, the company ranks as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of polyurethane processing machinery and integrated manufacturing plants for various polyurethane applications. Thanks to achieving the highest levels of accuracy, reliability and quality, OMS Group is able to satisfy the multiple requirements and needs of customers and markets alike. The group’s more than 170 employees are able to achieve an export ratio of more than 90 percent measured upon the annual turnover.