Plastics technology for the industries of the future
KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE
REVENUES in €mn
As of 31 December 2019
average annual revenue growth over the last four years
We have a particularly good understanding of automotive business models and the global structures of this market, and we are in constant contact with German automobile manufacturers. This, together with our network of industry experts, is a good prerequisite to accompany Oechsler during its strategic positioning and planned further international growth.
With a history stretching back over more than 150 years, Oechsler AG (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).
POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
Oechsler believes that there are further growth opportunities for its successful business model and will be expanding its German sites as well as global production in Eastern Europe, Asia and North America. DBAG brings to the investment in-depth knowledge of business models in the automotive industry and of global market structures, gained from investing in more than ten companies in the automotive supply industry since 1990, among other experience.
FINANCIAL YEAR 2019
OUTLOOK AND OBJECTIVES
In the upcoming year, Oechsler will continue to focus on the development of new products and the extension of its business model beyond automotive, e.g. by expanding its 3D printing facilities with a global footprint. In combination with the successful implementation of operational improvement measures, this justifies an optimistic outlook for 2020 in a challenging market environment.
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 the 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 28 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.