08.2019: DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH has acquired Germany-based MESSRING Group. With the August 16 purchase agreement, DMB acquired the crash test technology specialist retroactively as of January 1, 2019. The sellers are the two general managers Robert Weber and Dierk Arp, who will remain general managers of the group.
MESSRING Group, founded in 1968 and headquartered in Krailling near Munich, develops and produces innovative crash test systems and technology for testing active and passive safety systems in vehicles – and is the global market leader in these fields. From the smallest part to the largest facility, MESSRING offers everything the client needs to make its products safer and pass even the most challenging tests. MESSRINGS’s product range stretches from simple drive units to entire turnkey facilities including all the necessary subsystems. Due to the rising importance of active safety systems in automated and autonomous vehicles, MESSRING offers solutions, which can realistically test the reliability of active safety systems on proving grounds. Therefore, MESSRING is developing software/ hardware solutions and test equipment to ensure a progressive approach to test active safety systems.
MESSRING Group employs more than 150 people and includes MESSRING GmbH in Krailling, MESSRING Active Safety GmbH in Ingolstadt, and Chongqing MESSRING Trading Co. Ltd. in Chongqing/China.
As part of DMB, MESSRING will be an independently operating group of companies. The acquisition of MESSRING Group is another step in DMB’s diversification and strategic development. DMB Group now consists of seven portfolio companies with their subsidiaries, which are leaders in their respective markets.
Centum Capital has acted as exclusive adviser to the seller in 2018/19.