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News from DECKER: BBS Automation GmbH buys ixmation AG from Conzzeta

Munich, July 21, 2014: The company management of the BBS Automation Group and the Conzzeta AG have reached an agreement on the acquisition of all holdings of the ixmation AG by BBS. A contract about this transaction was signed on July 18, 2014 in Zurich.

BBS has taken over the ixmation AG, retroactive to July 1, 2014. ixmation originated in 2000 through worldwide acquisitions of smaller companies in the automation area by Conzzeta AG. At the end of 2013, ixmation employed 359 employees at 5 sites worldwide.

BBS CEO Josef Wildgruber explains: "ixmation enjoys an excellent reputation with customers all over the globe for its high-quality automation solutions for assembly and testing technology". He continues: "In particular, the manufacture of automated manufacturing systems in this industrial environment offers enormous opportunities, however, it also poses great challenges to all those involved, from the installer to the manager. This acquisition will allow us to considerably expand our potential and we look forward to developing our range of products, services and customer focus even further".

BBS Automation GmbH, which has a relatively strong focus on the European market, will be more greatly aligned internationally through the acquisition of the ixmation AG and its integration into the company group. This allows BBS to move up to the first row as an international player in this market environment.

This opens up completely new prospects for customers in the cooperation with the maker of complex manufacturing systems. Through closely networked sites, the frequently occurring problems such as language barriers, time zones, and cultural differences are pushed to the background. The strengths of the BBS Group lie in being able to supply customers with a complete offering which spans the conception, planning, construction, building (if necessary, at diverse locations), commissioning, and perfect synchronized delivery to the customer site. The engineers and installation teams at BBS work well together and have a considerable amount of experience in the implementation of complex projects.

About BBS Automation

The BBS Automation Group today has over 540 employees at 8 locations in Europe, North America, and Asia. As globally acting company, we have been supplying our customers with first-class products and quality service since 1891. BBS Automation offers innovative and flexible complete solutions in the automated installation and inspection fields and for wet-chemical surface treatments. The scope of services ranges from engineering and consulting, to complete solutions for machine and system construction for automation systems, to the manufacture of products on behalf of customers.

BBS Automation GmbH

Clarita-Bernhard-Str. 25

81249 Munich


Tel.:     +49 (0)89 8560 7354-0

Fax:    +49 (0)89 8560 7354-99



Your contact person at BBS

Alexander Sedlak

Marketing Director

Tel.:     +49 (0)89 8560 7354-14

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BBS Automation consists of:

  • BBS Automation GmbH, Munich, Headquarters
  • behr SYSTEMS GmbH, Blaichach
  • DECKER Anlagenbau GmbH, Berching
  • ixmation Switzerland, Burgdorf
  • ixmation North America, Roselle, Illinois
  • ixmation Malaysia, Penang
  • ixmation China, Suzhou & Tianjin