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Bahr Modultechnik

Product Offering
200+
Employees
c. 80
Countries
24
Production Area
5,000m²
Status
Realised
Country
Germany
Strategy
Small Cap
Entry
May-18
Exit
May-22
Fund
IK SC II

Leading provider of linear positioning systems for the automation market

Bahr Modultechnik (“the Company”) is a leading provider of linear positioning systems serving the global automation technology market. The Company’s systems are mandatory in a wide range of automation applications, such as pharmacy / labs, dosing / packaging, 3D printing and for the Industrials sector.

At the time of exiting, Bahr Modultechnik was internationally recognised for its long track record of quality and innovation leadership. Its technological advantage lies in its deep engineering expertise, co-developing automation solutions for its customers, based on a modular product offering that allows for more than 1,000 combinations. The Company’s solutions provided the highest degrees of flexibility and customisation, resulting in a large share of recurring business.

IK Partners acquired the majority of the Company in May 2018 from its founding family in a primary transaction. In May 2022 IK Partners sold their stake in Bahr Modultechnik to IMI plc.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Unlock excellent organisational strength and manage the transition from a founder-led organisation;
  • Broaden and professionalise sales activities to drive new customer acquisition and international expansion via distributors; and
  • Expand current product offering in attractive end-industries and continue new product development.

Investment Team

Nils Pohlmann

Partner
Hamburg