Silbitz, Silbitz (Germany)

Hand-moulded and automated machine-moulded castings on steel and iron basis


Silbitz now includes four foundries, each with their own product focus. At its headquarters in Silbitz (Thuringia, Germany), various materials based on iron and steel are cast in hand-moulded and automated machine-moulded processes. The castings mainly include parts for engine construction and energy technology. In Zeitz (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany), the company hand-moulds products mainly for wind turbines, such as rotor hubs and machine carriers – usually in small quantities but with heavy unit weights of up to 45 tons. The Torgelow iron foundry, acquired in 2021, can supply even higher unit weights - these products are also mainly used for wind turbines on land and increasingly at sea. This allows the company to participate in the energy transition and in the strong trend towards renewable energy generation. At its fourth production site in Košice (Slovakia), the company uses a range of processes to cast various materials, focusing on highly customised products.

In addition to wind energy technology, Silbitz products are also used, among others, in drive technology (e.g. planetary carriers, bearing housings) and non-automotive engine technology (e.g. in pistons and cylinder covers for marine and train engines). Silbitz supplies its products primarily to customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in Scandinavia, with most of its customers being market leader in their respective sectors.

Management Buyout
Majority investment of DBAG Fund VI
First invested
August 2015
Revenues 2023

As of 31 March 2024



Jannick Hunecke
Jannick Hunecke
Jannick Hunecke
Investment Business, Portfolio Valuation, Human Resources, ESG

Jannick Hunecke

Member of the Board of Management

Born in 1974, Member of the Board of Management since March 2021; appointed until end of February 2026.

Jannick Hunecke joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2001 and became a Managing Director in 2008. He has 23 years of experience in the private equity business in Germany’s mid-market sector.

Jannick Hunecke holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Munster.