Keller & Kalmbach acquires manufacturing expertise
Unterschleissheim, Germany, 18th January 2021: The Keller & Kalmbach Group has acquired HEMA Schraubenfabrik und Befestigungstechnik GmbH in Schoemberg, Germany, as an asset deal. The new company operates under HEMA Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG. The managing director of the new company is the previous managing director and sole owner of HEMA Schraubenfabrik, Erwin Hermann.
Keller & Kalmbach, based in Unterschleissheim near Munich, is known as one of Europe's leading full-service suppliers of fasteners and other C-parts. With the acquisition of HEMA, Keller & Kalmbach is also entering the production of fasteners and fastening technology for the first time. This will strengthen the company's competitiveness and market position in a targeted manner. HEMA's high level of technical expertise and manufacturing capacities in the field of forming technology and drawing parts are an ideal complement to the existing business model.
HEMA is based in Schoemberg, Germany, and employs 80 people. Erwin Herrmann has been managing the company in the second generation since 1989. When Hans Hermann founded the company in 1949, it consisted merely of a mechanical workshop. Over the years, this became a factory, since 2018 with a new manufactoring plant with state-of-the-art machinery and a special focus on sustainable energy management. Production has been converted from simple standard parts to increasingly high-quality cold-formed parts. Increasing complexity, broader fields of application and high quality standards - today HEMA is considered one of the market leaders for high quality fasteners and cold formed parts.
This acquisition will enhance Keller & Kalmbach's ability to offer fast and customized high-quality fastening technology independently from external production capacities. Dr. Florian Seidl, CEO and owner of Keller & Kalmbach: "By selectively strengthening our existing trading, logistics and service expertise with manufacturing competence and independent production capabilities, we are ideally positioned for a successful future and even better satisfaction of customer needs."
Company profile Keller & Kalmbach GmbH
Keller & Kalmbach, founded in Munich in 1878, is one of the leading wholesale companies for fasteners and fixing technology, special and drawing parts, hoists and other C-parts for series production and maintanance. With its innovative logistics concepts, logistics and application technology advice and the eLogistics platform, the specialist for C-parts management ensures tailor-made solutions for customers from the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, machine building industry, the railroad industry and the agricultural and construction machinery industry. In 2020, the family-owned company generated sales of 290 million euros with 860 employees. Keller & Kalmbach has an excellent reputation as a competent supplier, service provider and partner.