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CHIRON Group acquires remaining shares in SCHERER Feinbau

Exterior view of the 2015 newly built SCHERER Feinbau building in Alzenau

Complete system from CHIRON and SCHERER Feinbau, for example, for highly efficient, automated and twin-spindle turning and milling of cylinder head components.

  • Management team is being expanded
  • Further expansion of milling and turning complete machining

(Tuttlingen, March 7, 2016). Three years after the acquisition of the majority of the SCHERER Feinbau GmbH, the management company of the CHIRON Werke SE has now also acquired the remaining 24.9 percent of the shares. The company, headquartered in the Franconian town of Alzenau, is now completely owned by the CHIRON Group.

At the same time, SCHERER is expanding its management team. As of May 1, Christian Märtens will oversee the areas of sales and service. Until recently, Mr. Märtens was Head of Sales Germany of Chiron-Werke. Along with Dennis Thiesen he will drive forward the successful development of the company. They will be further supported in this by Dr. Achim Degner, who has also been a member of the Board of SCHERER Feinbau since last summer.

In 2015, SCHERER Feinbau moved into its new production and administration building in Alzenau, which was build for 16 million euros, and has re-strengthened the company's processes over the last year. The number of new orders has been developing positively.

CHIRON Group expands its expertise in turning machining

The integration of SCHERER as a successful manufacturer of vertical lathes into the Chiron Group has expanded its expertise in providing production solutions for turning machining. There are synergies being opened up in development, international sales and service, and more will follow in purchasing.

Turning/milling cells from SCHERER and CHIRON

At last year's EMO in Milan, CHIRON and SCHERER gave an initial impression of the possibilities for cooperation: Together they presented the professional audience with an interface-free complete system from a single source which enables highly efficient, automated and twin-spindle turning and milling of cylinder head components.

A similar system will also be shown at this year's OPEN HOUSE in Tuttlingen, from March 9 to 11. There, all members of the CHIRON Group will present themselves together for the first time; along with CHIRON and SCHERER, there will also be STAMA and CMS.

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The origins of the CHIRON Group, which is based in Tuttlingen, go back to the year 1921. Since the 1950s, it has been part of the Hoberg & Driesch group of companies in Dusseldorf. Today CHIRON is a globally active group of companies with subsidiaries in all major industrial countries and with more than 1,800 employees. The company concentrates on the development and manufacture of precision machining centres for challenging metal cutting. CHIRON sets standards with modern production principles in its manufacturing, which is characterized by both high precision and low costs per piece. The company makes around half of its turnover through sales of turnkey solutions, and exports more than 60 percent of its machine tools to places around the world. Among the customers from the automotive and aerospace industries, machine construction, medical engineering and the watches and jewellery industry are many who are international leaders in their fields.

About SCHERER Feinbau:

SCHERER Feinbau GmbH stands for modern vertical lathes and shaft turning centres, handling systems and automation solutions. The company, which was founded in 1978 in Mömbris, is mostly involved with project business and is known as a reliable partner of the automotive industry. The turnkey production solutions are in use around the world, including in Europe, America and China. The company's headquarters has been in Alzenau since 2015, while sheet metal production and mechanical processing are still located at the location in Mömbris.