AFT, a CERTINA portfolio company, acquires Wegener + Stapel GmbH, a leading developer and manufacturer of conveyor and material handling technologies for the automotive industry.
AFT-Group has successfully acquired the business activities of Wegener + Stapel GmbH. Going forward, the company will operate under the name Wegener + Stapel GmbH & Co. KG.
Founded in 1967, the tradition-rich company Wegener + Stapel, W+S for short, implements system solutions for material handling in production and distribution. Particularly in the field of light conveyor technology, W+S is a leader with its 24V technology and offers customer-oriented solutions. This technology is primarily used for the transport of containers, tires and other light components.
W+S draws on decades of know-how in the development, manufacturing and implementation of major projects for OEMs, Tier 1 automotive suppliers and blue chip companies around the world. The company is widely known for its tailor-made solutions, state-of-the-art technologies and excellent project management.
With its complementary product range and geographical positioning in northern Germany, W+S offers great synergy potential for the AFT-Group. W+S’s extensive experience in light conveyor technology (24V) will strengthen AFT-Group’s ability to react quickly and effectively to future market developments, particularly with regard to the upcoming investments in electromobility.
W+S will operate as an independent company within AFT-Group.
„W+S is a company with great potential and excellent market reputation. The acquisition generates a win-win situation for everyone involved”, says Heiko Hofmann, CEO of AFT-Group.