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Mersen acquires capacitor specialist FTCAP

08. Juni 2018, 09:00 Uhr   |  Ralf Higgelke

Mersen acquires capacitor specialist FTCAP
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From left to right: Peter Fischer (Owner), Thomas Farkas (Group VP Corporate Strategy & Development), André Tausche (Managing Director FTCAP GmbH), Michael Tausche (Owner), Massimo Neri (VP, Mersen Europe)

Mersen has signed an agreement to acquire FTCAP, whereby FTCAP will act as an independent subsidiary. This will conserve a successful brand. Both sides expect great growth potential from the merger.

Husum becomes the centre of capacitor development for the Mersen Group. "As FTCAP has grown strongly in recent years, we are an attractive addition for the Mersen Group, to which no capacitor manufacturer has belonged so far", the FTCAP Managing Directors Nora Reimers and André Tausche commented. The transaction enables Mersen to expand its current range of capacitors, which are of central importance for the development of efficient and powerful electronic systems. There are clear growth opportunities for both companies – for FTCAP, for example, through synergies in development, but also through a broader sales network.

The competence and experience of FTCAP are of utmost importance to Mersen - therefore the acquisition goes hand in hand with a clear commitment to the Husum location and its employees. "Husum is to become the centre of capacitor development for the Mersen Group," explain the managing directors Reimers and Tausche. "We have already carried out various projects together in recent years and have been able to define technological priorities." Nora Reimers and André Tausche will continue to lead FTCAP in the future. They will shortly be supported by a third Managing Director: Winfried Kipke, who has been with Mersen for 25 years, will focus on the integration of FTCAP into the Group.

Dr. Thomas Ebel pursues academic career

At the same time, it was announced that the third Managing Director of FTCAP will become Head of the SDU Electrical Engineering Section and the Center for Industrial Electronics at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderburg on August 15, 2018. "This is an opportunity you only get once in a lifetime and I look forward to," said Dr. Thomas Ebel. "However, I plan to remain associated with FTCAP through a scientific partnership."

"In his ten years at FTCAP, including seven as Managing Directors, Dr. Ebel has had a very significant impact on the company and made a substantial step forward," said Nora Reimers and André Tausche, Managing Directors of FTCAP.

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