Eisenmann acquires carbonization furnace specialist Ruhstrat

Carbonization furnace specialist Eisenmann AG has expanded its product portfolio with the acquisition of Ruhstrat GmbH; Eisenmann says it wants to be global leader in carbon fiber production machinery.

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Eisenmann AG (Böblingen, Germany) announced on Oct. 19 that it has acquired acquired Ruhstrat GmbH (Bovenden-Lenglern, Germany). Ruhstrat’s core competencies include development and construction of industrial carbonization furnaces. Plant engineering specialist Eisenmann’s portfolio already includes oxidation ovens and exhaust air treatment systems for carbon fiber production. The deal means the company can offer turnkey solutions for this industry. Eisenmann says it aims to become a global technology and market leader for carbon fiber production plant.

Matthias von Krauland, chairman of the Executive Board of Eisenmann AG, says, “We are investing in a highly promising market and actively leveraging the business opportunities available. The deal is part of a wider strategy to round off our product portfolio by acquiring technology expertise.”

Eisenmann has been supplying a growing customer base with oxidation ovens and exhaust air treatment systems since 2004. The Ruhstrat acquisition will allow Eisenmann to supply turnkey solutions for the entire production process. Eisenmann has subsidiaries in twelve countries. Ruhstrat has a workforce of 140 at its Bovenden-Lenglern facility and their employment will continue after Ruhstrat joins the Eisenmann Group.

“We want to be number one on the global market for carbon fiber production. To achieve this goal, we need Ruhstrat’s highly skilled staff on board,” says von Krauland.

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