GMM Pfaudler

Corrosion-resistant technologies, systems, and services for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and energy industry

Key facts at a glance

  • Global leader in corrosion-resistant technologies, systems and services for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and energy industries
  • The GMM Pfaudler Group is distinguished by its numerous branded product lines and its pursuit of constant innovation
  • With a holistic, solution-oriented approach, a global presence and a perfectly integrated supply system, GMM Pfaudler can meet complex industry requirements worldwide

Revenues in US$mn












Investment by
DBAG's interest
Management Buyout
First invested
December 2014

As of October 2022



GMM Pfaudler is the leading supplier of technologies, systems and services for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as for many other sectors. The companies of the GMM Pfaudler Group develop, manufacture, install and maintain corrosion-resistant equipment and complete chemical process systems according to their customers' requirements.

Integrating the Group's technologies into complete process solutions for a wide range of applications - such as reaction, evaporation, acid recovery, distillation, filtration and drying - the global team of process engineers and project managers deliver turnkey designed and built systems. The portfolio of systems and technologies requires global support for installation, maintenance and optimisation. To better serve GMM Pfaudler's customers, the group offers comprehensive worldwide services with the largest field service organisation in the industry.

GMM Pfaudler employs more than 1,800 people on four continents and in 15 global manufacturing facilities around the world. More than 90 percent of the world's top 20 ICIS chemical companies rely on the expertise, network and commitment of the GMM Pfaudler Group.

With GMM Pfaudler, we have invested in a quality supplier in a global niche market. The prospect of growing investment in capital goods and the strong after-market business speak in favour of the investment.

Tom Alzin
Member of the Board of Management

Potential for development

Closer cooperation of the worldwide organisation and better utilisation of location advantages. Further professionalisation of the entire GMM Pfaudler Group and expansion of the product portfolio.


Tom Alzin
Tom Alzin
Tom Alzin
Investment Business and Investment Process, Market Development Italy, Business Development, Risk Management, Research, Organisation, IT

Tom Alzin

Member of the Board of Management

Born in 1980, Member of the Board of Management since March 2021; appointed until end of February 2026.

Tom Alzin joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2004 and became a Managing Director in 2011. He has 18 years of experience in the private equity business.

Tom Alzin holds a degree in Business Administration from the HEC Lausanne, and also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.