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Significant Merger as E+P Joins Forces With Topsystem

21-Jan-2016
Significant Merger as E+P Joins Forces With Topsystem
Ehrhardt + Partner Group (E+P) has taken over a majority share of topsystem Systemhaus GmbH. Both sides say the merger offers great potential for both companies, as international expansion is to be further intensified with a focus on tapping into new markets. They say that topsystem's industry expertise in combination with E+P's warehouse competence opens up the opportunity to develop pioneering solutions for the logistics and aviation markets in future. Following the share acquisition, topsystem will continue to do business as an independent company.

"As part of succession planning, we were looking for a partner who could continue to pursue our growth strategy, especially in international markets. We were specifically seeking a partner with medium-sized company structures and a matching corporate philosophy. In addition to this, we wanted all three of our existing divisions - Logistics, Healthcare and Aviation - to continue to be operated as a single business unit. With Ehrhardt + Partner, we have found a well-established company, which exactly meets our requirements", says Dietrich von der Ahe, topsystem's managing director for many years, who is retiring after 20 years in company management. "With this merger, we are providing our employees, customers and sales partners with a solid future perspective. Numerous synergy effects can be used due to the E+P Group's profound industry know-how as well as the technological proximity of our products. We have clearly demonstrated this in several joint projects and intend to continue developing it in a targeted way."

The merger serves to strengthen topsystem: "We are confident that, together with E+P, we can responsibly and successfully guide all of our company divisions into the future", says Franz-Josef Leuchter, topsystem's managing director.