Franz Binder GmbH & Co has acquired the commercial operations of four Pforzheim-based Eucrea Group companies. They are surface coating specialists FMB Technik GmbH and Weinbrecht & Kücherer Oberflächenveredelung GmbH (the latter is best known to the wider public for plating the statues given out at Germany’s ‘Bambi’ television awards) as well as EUCREA Industrieservice GmbH, which specialises in the construction of galvanic systems.
The other company is eucrea HEXAGON Holding GmbH. binder will transfer the four firms’ key assets into a single company, which will go on to operate on the market under the name ‘binder galvanic surfaces’.
Markus Binder (pictured), General Manager of the binder group, is optimistic about the future: “This new area of the business allows us to pool our strengths and broaden our expertise. binder galvanic surfaces is the perfect addition to our group of companies, and we are looking forward to the challenges ahead.” Almost all of the 100-plus jobs within the former Eucrea Group companies will be retained, and will be concentrated at the Pforzheim site.