Oechsler, Ansbach (Germany)

Plastics technology for the industries of the future


With a history stretching back over more than 150 years, Oechsler is now a sought-after partner for pioneering plastics technology solutions. The company’s product portfolio ranges from precision single parts to complex modules and systems, for example for the automotive supplier industry and for sports shoe production, as well as other selected industries. The company develops, produces and assembles actuators, other mechatronic components and complex plastic bonding solutions.

Today, Oechsler generates around 70 per cent of its revenues from the automotive supply industry. One key product is the electronic parking brake, which combines mechanical and electronic components with injection-moulded plastic parts. Other typical products include housing components for remote control keys and headlight modules for the automotive industry.

In the area of high-tech sports shoe production, Oechsler combines its expertise in injection moulding and in automation. At the same time, the company is positioning its production facilities so that they are located in close proximity of its key sales markets. Oechsler’s product portfolio also comprises, for example, high-precision components for medical devices, as well as visors for firemen’s helmets.

The mainly family-owned business has achieved considerable growth, reporting average growth in consolidated revenues of around ten percent per year over the last four years. Oechsler maintains several production sites on three continents (Europe, Asia, North America).

Growth financing
Minority investment of DBAG ECF
First invested
March 2015
Revenues 2021

As of 30 June 2023



Bernd Sexauer
Bernd Sexauer
Bernd Sexauer
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Bernd Sexauer

Managing Director

Bernd Sexauer was initially with Deutsche Beteiligungs AG from 1991 to 2006 and became a Managing Director in 1998. Since his return in 2012, he has been strengthening the team at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG once more.

Prior to entering private equity practice, he earned a degree in Business Administration from Goethe University, Frankfurt. From 2006 to 2012 he was Managing Director at DZ Equity Partner and at Prolimity Capital Partners, and CEO of publicly listed Heliad Equity Partners.

Bernd Sexauer has more than 30 years of experience in the investment business and in corporate finance. As a member of supervisory boards, advisory councils and other governance bodies he has supported 'Mittelstand' companies in numerous transactions. He has a wealth of knowledge especially of the automotive supplier sector, which he was able to apply for the investment in Oechsler.

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