Kalt Maschinenbau buyout in Switzerland
Industrial investor CGS has taken over Kalt Maschinenbau in Switzerland. With Kalt, CGS is building a new industrial group in the cheese making technology sector, as Kalt is a specialist in cheese, dairy and process technology.
The machine company, founded in 1962 and based in Lütisburg in eastern Switzerland, develops and produces machines and systems, ranging from a traditional cheese dairy to an industrial production plant.
After 14 years in charge, Nadine and Stephan Winkler wanted to reorient themselves professionally. Both will remain in their current operational functions for a transitional period.
“Thinking early about corporate succession is part of our responsibility to our employees, our customers, suppliers and business partners. With CGS, we have found a strong and experienced investor who enables the company to be independent, grow and take the next step in its development,” claimed Stephan Winkler.
CGS, a Swiss investment company in the industrial environment, is using its experience in the further development of mechanical engineering companies to support Kalt in the areas of innovation management, digitization, as well as in expanding the international sales and service presence. An active buy and build strategy, also through acquisitions, is intended to further strengthen Kalt’s market position and continue the growth path of recent years.