Acquisition Lemmens Metaalbewerking

December 4, 2023

Andra Tech Group acquires Lemmens Metaalbewerking in Bergeijk

Andra Tech Group has acquired 100% of the shares of Lemmens Metaalbewerking, based in Bergeijk, the Netherlands, with effect from December 1st 2023. Lemmens has a turnover of over 10 million euros and employs around 40 people. Both parties have agreed that the substantive details of the acquisition will remain confidential. Peter van der Zwaan will hand over his position as managing director in the course of 2024.

In recent years, Lemmens Metaalbewerking has focused on larger milling work (3-, 4- and 5-axis) and the post-processing of complex weld assemblies. The 40 new colleagues at Lemmens Metaalbewerking are an important strengthening of the group in terms of competences and experience. Lemmens is excellently equipped to produce larger precision mechanics for industries such as the food processing industry, high-tech mechanical engineering and semicon. This makes Lemmens a welcome expansion of knowledge and capacity within the group.

After the acquisition of Lemmens, Andra Tech Group consists of 8 companies in the Netherlands and Germany (next to Lemmens, DKH, HFI, Jatec, Kusters, Mayer, Visietech and Wilting) with a total of 10 production sites focusing on the manufacturing industry. The group specialises in producing high-quality precision mechanical parts and modules. The over 650 technical professionals employed by Andra Tech Group serve customers in various industries, including semicon, packaging, food, mobility, medical and aerospace. The group is known for its knowledge and expertise in processing (exotic) metals and plastics. The latest technologies are used - such as 3D printing - and a number of companies have state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities. Andra Tech Group produces parts for prototypes, small to medium-sized batches and large series.

In early 2021, investment company Equistone Partners Europe took a majority stake in Andra Tech Group. With the support of Equistone, Andra Tech Group's management has the opportunity to further grow and professionalise its business activities. After acquiring Mayer in Germany at the end of 2022 and DKH at the beginning of 2023, Andra Tech Group further expands its customer base and competences with this next acquisition. Lemmens and Andra Tech Group will work closely together to achieve further growth.

Geert Ketelaars, CEO Andra Tech Group: "We see an increasing demand in the market for accurate machining of larger workpieces. In order to meet this need, it is important to have the right infrastructure, as well as expertise and experience. This is abundantly available at Lemmens Metaalbewerking. We therefore believe that through Andra Tech Group’s financial strength and method of cooperation we can support Lemmens in its future growth.

Peter van der Zwaan, general director Lemmens Metaalbewerking: “By joining Andra Tech Group, Lemmens Metaalbewerking is able to grow and professionalise further. The production of large complex parts requires significant investments that must be made with a long-term vision, which is present at Andra Tech Group. With this, customers and employees of Lemmens can look to the future with confidence."