Donges Group continues to grow!

Acquisition of Ruukki Building Systems successfully completed

Donges Group have successfully completed the acquisition of Ruukki Building Systems, a subsidiary of SSAB Group. The transaction was already signed in July 2019 and has now been successfully completed following the approval of the Finnish competition authorities on 30th April 2020.

This means that the Donges Group continues to grow and can build on the expertise of another strong entity. Ruukki Building Systems (RBS), based in Helsinki, Finland, is one of the leading suppliers of building systems solutions in Northern and Eastern Europe. The company specialises in design, manufacture and installation of steel building frames, envelopes and bridge structures. RBS operates four production facilities in Finland, Poland and Lithuania.

Normek, which has been part of the Donges group for about one year, and RBS will in future operate jointly under the new brand NORDEC. NORDEC recalls the Nordic roots of both companies and stands for competence in design, engineering and construction.

Donges Group is continuing to expand the product and service portfolio and will be able to offer even more comprehensive services from a single source.

Donges Group: Create.Sucess.Together.

Donges Group

Donges Group is the leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and façade systems in Europe. The company combines the strong brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, FDT FlachdachTechnologie GmbH & Co. KG , Kalzip GmbH, Nordec OY and Norsilk SAS. The Donges Group employs around 1200 people and has a turnover of around 400 million euros.

 

The product portfolio of the Donges Group includes steel bridges for road, rail and pavement construction, steel structural engineering, industrial steel construction and steel frame constructions as well as roof and facade solutions made of aluminium, glass facades and an extensive range of flat roof systems. The group has an international presence and has 14 production facilities and sales offices in 33 countries. The Donges Group offers planners and architects, developers and building developers as well as the public sector and craftsmen a comprehensive range of steel construction and building envelopes.

 

More information under www.donges-group.com

 

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Christmas donation for Aid Kenya Commitment to deaf children

Instead of Christmas presents for customers and suppliers, Donges Group supports Aid Kenya Watoto e.V., a non-profit association which works with deaf children in Kenya.

Aid Kenya was founded in August 2014 and has done valuable work in Kenya since then. A school with two classrooms, a fully equipped kitchen that provides for regular meals, a dining room/community room, a chicken coop and a dormitory for children and teachers were built. Step by step Aid Kenya Watoto e.V. was able to finance and maintain more and more facilities, which now offer 50 deaf children a place to learn and live.

“We find this social commitment overwhelming and want to help where it is most needed,” explains Johannes Laumann, CEO of Donges Group. “The work of Aid Kenya Watoto e.V. supports the poorest of the poor and without the voluntary commitment of the founders, these children would have no chance of a dignified life. As a father of a family and a believing Christian, it is important to me to look there and to give these children a life that is worth living,” Laumann continued.

Further information on Aid Kenya Watoto e.V. can be found online at www.aidkenya.org or on Instagram aidkenyawatoto.

 

Donges Group
Donges Group is the leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and façade systems in Europe. The company combines the strong brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, FDT FlachdachTechnologie GmbH & Co. KG , Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY and Norsilk SAS. The Donges Group employs around 1200 people and has a turnover of around 400 million euros.

The product portfolio of the Donges Group includes steel bridges for road, rail and pavement construction, steel structural engineering, industrial steel construction and steel frame constructions as well as roof and facade solutions made of aluminium, glass facades and an extensive range of flat roof systems. The group has an international presence and has 14 production facilities and sales offices in 33 countries. The Donges Group offers planners and architects, developers and building developers as well as the public sector and craftsmen a comprehensive range of steel construction and building envelopes. The companies of the Donges Group benefit from a common international network and offer customers comprehensive know-how and product solutions from a single source. Each company has a long tradition in development and production and can also count on the strength of the group.

More information at www.donges-group.com

 

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Press contact
Donges Group
Kathrin Lutz
Head of Marketing
Mainzer Str. 55, D-64293 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 6151 889 279, Fax: +49 6151 889 203
E-Mail: kathrin.lutz@donges-group.com

New website of FDT FlachdachTechnologie GmbH

FDT.DE GOT A NEW LOOK

The website of FDT received a facelift and has been thoroughly revised. Already some time ago the German site was launched. Now also the English version follows the new layout. The aim was to give the site a modern look and above all to improve usability for visitors.

Product information clear and easy to find
The extensive product range of FDT is now very clearly structured and visible at a glance. For each product the visitor finds all important data with one click: Whether data sheets, technical manual or processing instructions – everything is clearly displayed and downloadable for each product.

Personal advice and service
Interested visitors will also quickly find a personal contact person. A simple postcode search allows you to quickly find your nearest personal advisor; for fast needed questions, the customer service department is there to help. Furthermore, the new website offers various calculation tools as well as an extensive news section with the latest information on the company.

Background
FDT flat roof technology GmbH & Co. KG, Mannheim, is a global supplier of technologically mature solutions in the flat roof, acid protection and light panel segments. The extensive flat roof range includes the premium roofing membranes Rhepanol® fk, the Rhepanol h family with the green roofing membrane Rhepanol® hg, with Rhepanol® hfk and the self-adhesive Rhepanol® hfk-sk as well as the economical plastic roofing membrane Rhenofol® and a selected range of tried and tested accessories.

Since 2019, FDT has been a member of the Donges Group. The Donges Group is the leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. In addition to FDT, the company combines the strong brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY, and Norsilk SAS. The Donges Group employs around 1200 people and has a turnover of around 400 million euros.

 

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Kalzip invited “Premium Partner”
60 participants joined the event “Kalzip 4.0”

Koblenz, September 2019
“We would like to thank you for your loyalty and show you the power and energy with which Kalzip is there for you again”, these were the opening words of Christoph Schmidt, Sales Director of Kalzip, at the first Premium Partner Event after the purchase of Kalzip GmbH by Donges SteelTec GmbH in autumn last year.

Kalzip has repositioned itself and is once again the strong partner for aluminium roof and façade solutions. The motto of the event “Kalzip 4.0” is intended to express this development – analogous to “Industry 4.0”. So Kalzip presented a product development directly: Equipped with a resistant coating, the Kalzip profiled sheet does not have to be foild for production, transport or assembly. That saves an effortable work step on the construction site and is also good for the environment because no plastic has to be disposed of. The new Vario LB renovation system also makes it possible to renovate flat roofs that previously could only be solved with lightweight steel construction.

Johannes Laumann, Managing Director of Kalzip and CEO of the Donges Group, also cherished the positive development. “The past twelve months have been a hard way. We are very proud of what we achieved and above all we appreciate the close and long term relationships to you, our customers.

Representatives of the 17 companies who joint the event took the opportunity to introduce their companies and projects. Most of them family-run companies that have been operating for several generations, often specialised in metal roofs and facades and processing Kalzip since many years.

At the end of the official part, Peter Brechtelsbauer, CEO of the Donges Group, presented the Premium Partners with a certificate made of aluminium. Within the framework of the revised bonus system, different medals are awarded each year, depending on the intensity of the cooperation. These medals are affixed to the board and document the close cooperation between Premium Partners and Kalzip.

Afterwards the 60 participants then went on a segway tour. It was a lot of fun, but it also needed some balance and sensitivity. After the outdoor experience, there was, as part of the evening programme, plenty of time for exchange and networking. “A very successful event. I´m sure we could convince our premium partners of our new strength,” summarized Johannes Laumann at the end of the eventful day.

Kalzip is a company of the Donges Group and distributes and produces aluminium roof and facade profiles for industrial construction, leisure facilities, sports facilities, transport and residential construction. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world.

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Safety is the top priority in the Donges Group

There has been no reportable accident at the Kalzip plant in Koblenz for more than 1,000 days. 1,000 accident-free working days – this is the result of the company’s consistent policy of education, information and improvement.

Working in a safe and sustainable environment is one of the company’s most important guiding principles. Regular external certification also confirms that safety at work is a top priority.
(BS OHSAS 18001:2007).

Employees take responsibility
The cooperation with all employees is essential for this success. Everyone is responsible at all levels for the own health and safety and that of the colleagues. Employees are required to report and document “near misses”, potential dangers and weak points as part of an internal reporting system.

The efforts of recent month and years have once again shown that it is worth investing in safe working conditions. At an official ceremony, the management honoured this success and thanked the workforce and the works council for this achievement. Kalzip will continue to do everything in its power to focus on occupational safety in the future.

Kalzip is a company of the Donges Group and distributes and produces aluminium roof and facade profiles for industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and residential construction. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world.

Donges Group continues growth and success path – acquisition of Ruukki Building Systems

  • Donges Group acquires a subsidiary from SSAB pushing annualized Group revenues to more than EUR 400 million
  • Target company with annual revenues of approx. EUR 130 million
  • Add-on acquisition strengthens the market position of Donges Group in Northern Europe
    and opens up capacities in Eastern Europe

Darmstadt, July 19, 2019 – Donges Group has signed an agreement to acquire the complete business operations of Ruukki Building Systems Oy, the Building Systems division of the Finnish Ruukki Construction, a subsidiary of SSAB Group. Closing of the transaction is subject to the approval of relevant competition authorities and is expected within the next six to nine months.

Ruukki Building Systems, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, is one of the leading suppliers of building system solutions in Northern and Eastern Europe. The company is a project business specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of building frame, envelope and bridge structures out of steel. Ruukki Building Systems operates four production sites in Finland, Poland and Lithuania. The company is able to deliver heavy steel structures and bridges as well as other type of steel and concrete frame structures to its customers. For 2019, the business expects sales of around EUR 130 million with a significant profitability. It employs some 500 people.

Donges Group continues its path for growth and success
For Donges Group, the acquisition of Ruukki Building Systems allows to complement its existing setup by additional engineering and production know-how in Eastern Europe and to realize synergies within the Group. Furthermore, with this transaction Donges sustainably strengthens its positioning in the attractive Nordic markets including the recent Normek acquisition in February 2019 to develop into a European group specialized in engineered steel solutions and various custom-made solutions for envelope systems. Following today’s acquisition, the Donges Group will generate more than EUR 400 million in annualized group sales and employs worldwide more than 1,400 employees.

Johannes Laumann: “For Donges Group, this is the next milestone in positioning itself as the leading independent European construction supplier for building, bridge, and envelope solutions. We are proud to be able to acquire Ruukki Building Systems – an established player in the Northern and Eastern European markets that perfectly supports the ambitious growth and profitability strategy of the Donges Group.“

Company profile of SSAB Group
SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a secondary listing on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Company profile of Donges Group
The Donges Group has been part of the Mutares Group since November 2017 and represents a strategic platform investment in its Engineering & Technology portfolio segment. The group is one of the leading European construction and engineering companies specializing in the design and manufacture of building structures including building envelope solutions based on steel, aluminum, polymer membranes and now wood. Headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, the group operates 13 production sites worldwide. Following the successful completion of the acquisition, the Donges Group expects total annual sales of more than EUR 400 million and employs around 1,400 people in 14 countries.

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Mutares subsidiary Donges Group continues to expand: Integration of Norsilk to further enhance product offering and sales network

  • Donges Group integrates wood product supplier Norsilk
  • Complementing product offering and sales network of both companies
  • Further growth in French, Spanish and European countries expected

Munich/Darmstadt, June 28, 2019 – Donges Group, an investment platform of Mutares AG (ISIN: DE000A2NB650), has successfully completed the integration of investment platform Norsilk SAS. By integrating the previous standalone platform, Donges aims at further growth in the French market and cross-leveraging on existing sales channels in Europe. Norsilk will be positioned in the Donges Business Segment of high-quality façade and accessories products.

Norsilk is one of the major French players in the production and treatment of high-quality Northern wood. With 40 years of experience, the company with headquarter in Boulleville has a strong reputation for Nordic wood processing. Its product portfolio comprises a broad range of wood products for cladding, panelling and structure solutions.

By integrating Norsilk into Donges Group, its positioning especially in the French and Spanish market will provide sales and sourcing synergies to complement and diversify the roof and façade solutions offering within Donges Group.

After the integration of Norsilk, Donges Group is one of the leading European construction and engineering companies specializing in the design and manufacture of building structures including building envelope solutions based on steel, aluminium, polymer membranes and now timber. The Group with headquarter in Darmstadt (Germany) operates worldwide having nine manufacturing sites, employing more than 900 people in 12 countries and generating annual revenues of EUR 280 million.

Subsidiary Donges Group successfully completes acquisition of FDT Group

  • Third acquisition for the platform investment Donges Group
  • FDT’s product portfolio includes flat roof solutions
  • Bolt-on acquisition complements existing product portfolio of Donges complementary

Munich/Darmstadt, March 25, 2019 – The Donges Group, a platform investment of Mutares AG (ISIN: DE000A2NB650) specializing in steel construction and high-quality roof and facade solutions, has successfully completed the acquisition of the FDT Group. With this acquisition, the Donges Group was able to further expand its position in the German and European markets. With the well-known products “Rhepanol” and “Rhenofol”, FDT is an established supplier of flat roof roof systems and ideally complements the product portfolio of the Donges Group. After completion of the add-on acquisition, the Donges Group plans to achieve total annual sales of around EUR 230 million.

Following the acquisition, the Donges Group is now concentrating on developing a comprehensive change program along five strategic pillars for the successful realignment of FDT. The sales strategy is to be redefined, the product portfolio aligned with customer and competitive requirements, foreign business optimised and structural costs made more efficient and sustainable. The fifth pillar comprises the realization of the planned synergies within the Donges Group.

With the already completed acquisitions of Kalzip and Normek, the Donges Group is now positioning itself as a European, integrated provider in German and European industrial and commercial construction. By expanding its product portfolio and the corresponding product knowledge, the Group will gain a clear unique selling proposition and will be able to offer potential customers a much more attractive depth of value added and technical expertise than its competitors. The integrated product range now includes three complementary roof and façade solutions and the possibility of combining them with steel building construction solutions.

About Donges Group

The Donges Group has been part of the Mutares Group since November 2017 and represents a strategic platform investment in its Engineering & Technology portfolio segment. Following the rapid and successful completion of the turnaround program, Donges is now concentrating on further increasing profitability and optimizing its key business areas. The acquisition of FDT, following Kalzip and Normek, is already the third add-on acquisition of the Donges Group. The transaction is part of the sustainable repositioning of the portfolio company as a specialist provider of steel bridge construction, steel building construction and roof and facade solutions in the European market. Following the successful completion of the acquisition, the Donges Group expects total annual sales of around EUR 230 million and employs around 800 people in 12 countries.

Subsidiary Donges Group with second add-on aquisiton

  • Mutares successfully starts into 2019 with its first acquisition in Northern Europe
  • Subsidiary Donges Group acquires Finnish Normek Oy as a strategic add-on to its steel construction and façade solutions business
  • Donges Group increases annual turnover to around EUR 180 million
  • Synergies and further increasing profitability expected at Donges Group

Munich/Darmstadt (Germany), February 28, 2019 Donges Group, a platform investment of listed investment group Mutares AG (ISIN: DE000A2NB650) specializing in the design, engineering and construction of steel bridges and constructions as well as high-quality roof and façade solutions, is expanding into Northern Europe. The Mutares subsidiary today signed a purchase agreement with Normek Group Oy, owned by Intera Fund I Ky and private shareholders, about the acquisition of Normek Oy based in Vantaa, Finland, and its subsidiaries in Finland and Sweden. The acquisition was also closed today and marks the second add-on acquisition for German Donges Group.

For Mutares AG, today’s transaction represents an important milestone in its expansion into the Northern European market and serves as a basis for further acquisitions in the region. The acquisition follows the already established Mutares platform strategy, marking a pleasant start in the new fiscal year 2019 for the Munich-based investment company.

Normek is one of the leading steel building construction and façade solutions companies in Finland and operates mainly in the Finnish and the Swedish market. The business activities of Normek ideally complement the existing business of the Donges Group. Normek operates four production sites in Finland and a project management and sales office in Sweden. It specializes in the design, engineering and construction of steel frame structures and steel bridges as well as on the manufacture of customer-specific glass façade solutions. Normek generated sales of around EUR 65 million in 2018 and employs around 250 people.

Robin Laik, CEO of Mutares AG, expects this transaction to further increase sales and profitability for the entire Donges Group: “With Normek, we are pleased to have found an established Northern European specialist for steel construction and façade solutions which contributes to the further growth of the Donges. This add-on acquisition will expand and complement the product portfolio and distribution channels of both Donges Group and Normek. The transaction follows our buy-and-build strategy which we successfully implemented also at STS Group AG and Balcke-Dürr Group, with the aim of achieving sustainable growth and added value for our portfolio companies.”

About Donges Group

The Donges Group has been part of the Mutares Group since November 2017 and represents a strategic platform investment in its Engineering & Technology portfolio segment. Following the rapid and successful completion of the turnaround program, Donges is now concentrating on further increasing profitability and optimizing its key business areas. After the acquisition of German Kalzip Group in October 2018, today’s transaction represents the second add-on acquisition for Donges Group. The acquisition of Normek is part of the sustained repositioning of Donges as a specialist provider of steel bridges, steel building construction, roof and wall solutions in the European markets. Including its two strategic add-on acquisitions, the entire Donges Group generates annual sales of around EUR 180 million and employs around 600 people.

Subsidiary Donges SteelTec completes transaction to acquire Kalzip Group

  • Sales increase of Donges SteelTec to over EUR 100 million annually
  • Extension of the product range with roof and facade solutions
  • Positioning of the Donges Group as a full-service provider

Munich/Darmstadt, October 8, 2018 – Donges SteelTec, a subsidiary of Mutares Group (DE000A2NB650), successfully completed the acquisition of the Kalzip Group from Tata Steel Europe last week. Annual sales of the Donges Group increases to approx. EUR 110 million as a result of the transaction, and the number of employees to more than 400. The Group has locations in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, England, Singapore, India and Dubai.

The combined product portfolio of Donges and Kalzip comprises steel bridges for road, rail and footway construction, engineering and industrial steel construction for buildings, as well as aluminium roof and facade solutions for new projects or refurbishments.

Recent reference projects include the Danube Bridge in Linz, the launch table for the Ariane 6 rocket for ESA, the roof refurbishment of Wembley Stadium in London and the partial construction of the logistics and ferry terminal in Lübeck.

“With Kalzip, we are proud to have acquired an incubator in product diversity and market that strengthens the Donges Group in the long term and creates the basis for international growth,” says Johannes Laumann, Managing Director of Donges SteelTec GmbH. The technically high-quality products and solutions of the Kalzip Group fit perfectly into Donges SteelTec’s product portfolio and will enable the Donges Group to act as a total supplier in the future.

About Donges Group

The Donges Group has been part of the Mutares Group since November 2017 and represents a strategic platform investment in its Engineering & Technology portfolio segment. Following the rapid and successful completion of the turnaround program, Donges is now concentrating on further increasing profitability and optimizing its key business areas. The acquisition of FDT, following Kalzip and Normek, is already the third add-on acquisition of the Donges Group. The transaction is part of the sustainable repositioning of the portfolio company as a specialist provider of steel bridge construction, steel building construction and roof and facade solutions in the European market. Following the successful completion of the acquisition, the Donges Group expects total annual sales of around EUR 230 million and employs around 800 people in 12 countries.