Heitkamp & Thumann sold Westfalia Profiltechnik to Johnson Controls

We advised H&T

HSCie Customer

Heitkamp & Thumann Group, Düsseldorf, Germany
Heitkamp & Thumann Group, Düsseldorf, with close to € 400 Mio of revenues and some 2,300 employees on 16 sites in Europe, Asia and the US consists of a few midsized companies for metal and plastic products. It manufactures aerosol spray containers for pharmaceutical industry, metal hoses, cold-formed metal parts and plastic parts for automotive industry, airducts for buildings and air treatment, and battery containers.

Companies involved

Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee, USA
Johnson Controls (stockticker at NYSE: JCI), one of the US-Fortune 100 companies headquartered in Milwaukee, is a global leader in automotive interior systems, building efficiency and power solutions.


Westfalia Profiltechnik GmbH & Co KG in Hilchenbach, Germany, with revenues in excess of € 20 million produces roll-formed seat glides and seat parts for automobiles by employing its world-leading roll-forming process knowhow. Johnson Control which is increasingly applying components manufactured with this cold-forming technology in its newest generation of seat systems, acquired Westfalia to secure its supplies and take possession of the roll-forming know-how. Johnson Controls intends to expand the site in Hilchenbach to become the worldwide competence center of roll-forming.


Hübner Schlösser & Cie advised the seller during the entire process, i.e. identified potential interested parties, prepared the Investment Memorandum and Management Presentation, organized the due diligence process, and led the negotiations.

Year: 2008
Transaction value: Not published
Industry: Industrial products
Business field: Mergers & Acquisitions

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