Leading provider of linear positioning systems for the automation market
Bahr Modultechnik (“the Company”) is a leading provider of linear positioning systems serving the global automation technology market. The Company’s systems are mandatory in a wide range of automation applications, such as pharmacy/labs, dosing/packaging, 3D printing and for the Industrials sector.
Bahr Modultechnik is internationally recognised for its long track record of quality and innovation leadership. Its technological advantage lies in its deep engineering expertise, co-developing automation solutions for its customers, based on a modular product offering that allows for more than 1,000 combinations at the time of exit. The Company’s solutions provide the highest degrees of flexibility and customisation, resulting in a large share of recurring business.
IK Partners acquired the majority of the Company in May 2018 from its founding family in a primary transaction. In May 2022 IK Partners sold their stake in Bahr Modultechnik to IMI plc.
Our Value Creation Strategy
During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:
- Unlock excellent organisational strength and manage the transition from a founder-led organisation;
- Broaden and professionalise sales activities to drive new customer acquisition and international expansion via distributors; and
- Expand current product offering in attractive end-industries and continue new product development.
Quote from the Client
“We are delighted to have enjoyed a successful partnership with IK, which has seen Bahr grow significantly in a short space of time. Having strengthened our sales team and developed our digital marketing capabilities, we look forward to entering the next phase of growth with IMI by our side.”
Dirk Bahr, Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Bahr Modultechnik