KONTRON ELECTRONICS GMBH ACQUIRES BUSINESS OPERATIONS OF ULTRASCHALLTECHNIK HALLE GMBH
By acquiring the essential company business components of Ultraschalltechnik Halle GmbH (UST), Kontron Electronics gains an added production site in Halle (Saale).
Frickenhausen, November 18, 2021 – Effective December 1, 2021, Kontron Electronics GmbH, a full-service provider for electronics, engineering and manufacturing services, has acquired the business operations of EMS provider Ultraschalltechnik Halle GmbH (UST, Ultrasound Technology). In this way, the company is continuing to expand its engineering and production competency and pursuing its consistent growth strategy.
With the acquisition of the new production site, the activities of UST GmbH will be integrated into Kontron Electronics GmbH. The approx. 40 staff members of UST will all retain their positions and the production facility at Halle (Saale) will remain active. The current owner of UST, Ms. Petra Wicher, will act in an advisory capacity during the transition phase. For many years, Ms. Wicher has been the face of the company and a direct contact partner for customers and suppliers. “In keeping with our ODM/EMS strategy, we have selected a location with strong engineering competence and existing production facilities.
Choosing Halle means that we are opening up another region in Germany, for market cultivation as well as staff recruitment. We are convinced that the individual strengths of UST’s staff will be a good complement to the competencies of our colleagues in Frickenhausen and Schorndorf. The location in Halle will benefit from synergy effects, our clients will have access to a wide service portfolio, and the employees’ jobs are secure”, says Holger Wußmann, CEO of Kontron Electronics GmbH.
In achieving this acquisition, Kontron Electronics is expanding its EMS segment and integrating a new mid-size company into its business structure. The service portfolio of UST covers the entire spectrum of an EMS service provider, from engineering to design to end-to-end manufacturing of electronic assemblies, devices and systems. For our customers, this means we will now serve them from our locations in Frickenhausen near Nürtingen, Schorndorf and Halle (Saale), as well as from two production sites in Hungary.
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