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bm|t Portfolio Company SAMAG GROUP acquires AGA

  • 2012

SAMAG Saalfelder Werkzeug­maschi­nen GmbH, one of the cur­rent 45 port­fo­lio com­pa­nies of bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh, acquires all shares of AGA Zerspanung­stech­nik Gera GmbH.

With this acqui­si­tion, SAMAG GROUP, one of bm|t’s largest invest­ments, is able to sys­tem­at­i­cally strengthen its busi­ness sec­tor auto­mo­tive. AGA is a com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in the man­u­fac­tur­ing of high-pre­ci­sion turned, milled and broached parts pri­mar­ily used in the pre­mium sec­tor of the auto­mo­tive indus­try. The com­pany employs about 120 peo­ple and expects a turnover of approx­i­mately € 11.5 mil­lion in 2012.

SAMAG is acquir­ing a strong busi­ness. With the man­u­fac­tur­ing capac­i­ties in the metal-cut­ting field and, in par­tic­u­lar, AGA’s com­pe­tence in turn­ing, we can superbly sup­ple­ment SAMAG’s strengths in ‘milling, drilling and broach­ing’” explains Sebas­t­ian Kned­lik, Invest­ment Man­ager at bm|t.

Fol­low­ing the change of own­er­ship, SAMAG focuses on con­tin­u­ing the suc­cess­ful busi­ness of AGA and main­tain­ing the exist­ing sup­ply rela­tion­ships before acquir­ing new cus­tomers in the next step. With this pur­chase SAMAG is fol­low­ing the objec­tive of util­is­ing exist­ing syn­er­gies, increas­ing its growth rate and thereby strength­en­ing its com­pet­i­tive position.

Quite recently SAMAG was also suc­cess­ful in another sec­tor. Its inno­v­a­tive drive con­cept ‘LEANTEC‘ was awarded numer­ous prizes and was dis­tin­guished as the over­all win­ner in the IQ Inno­va­tion prize for Cen­tral Ger­many 2012. “Now the AGA acqui­si­tion is proof of SAMAG’s capa­bil­ity in tra­di­tional tech­nolo­gies” Chris­t­ian Dam­jakob, bm|t’s man­ag­ing direc­tor says.


In the Machine Tools busi­ness divi­sion SAMAG Saalfelder Werkzeug­maschi­nen GmbH spe­cialises in multi-spin­dle hor­i­zon­tal machin­ing cen­tres. The long-estab­lished com­pany is also one of the lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of deep drilling machines as well as spe­cial pur­pose machines for com­plex pro­cess­ing tasks. More­over, in the Auto­mo­tive busi­ness divi­sion in Saalfeld, the com­pany pro­vides mass pro­duc­tion of com­po­nents for the auto­mo­tive indus­try, partly util­is­ing its own machin­ing cen­tres. The Truck Com­po­nents divi­sion, located in nearby Rot­ten­bach, sup­plies com­plex formed sheet and metal sec­tion com­po­nents to major man­u­fac­tur­ers in the com­mer­cial vehi­cle indus­try. With the acqui­si­tion of AGA in Gera, SAMAG GROUP now employs more than 690 peo­ple at three loca­tions in the Free State of Thuringia. More infor­ma­tion at

About bm|t

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh is a ven­ture cap­i­tal com­pany with a regional focus on the Free State of Thuringia. In addi­tion to five other invest­ment funds it also man­ages the invest­ment fund Thüringer Indus­triebeteili­gungs-GmbH & Co. KG, which holds 100% of the shares of SAMAG Saalfelder Werkzeug­maschi­nen GmbH.


Chris­t­ian Damjakob
bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh
  Gork­istraße 9
  99084 Erfurt

  +49 361 7447–600
  +49 361 7447–635‑
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