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Zeiss Spins-Off Fixture Systems Group

Carl Zeiss Fixture Systems GmbH will operate independently as FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH from July 2022 onwards. The new owner of the company is the long-term oriented ASC Investment Group, which has taken over 100% of the shares in the business together with its approximately 100 employees.

In the future, FIXTURE TECH Solutions will focus on topics related to jigs & fixture systems, loading solutions and new technologies such as the autonomous transport system eMOBEE. The ZEISS Group will continue to be a strategic partner of FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH.

FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH will develop and manufacture at their production site in Tholey, German measuring equipment for the international manufacturing industry including manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic loading systems for industrial applications. Founded in 1995 as an owner-managed company ‘Junker and Partner’ it became a subsidiary of ZEISS Industrial Metrology GmbH as an supplier to the ZEISS portfolio ‘Car Body Solutions’. The company will once again operating independently on the market.

Automated Fixture Solutions For Automotive and Aerospace Industries

“FIXTURE TECH is excellently positioned to become the leading, independent player for jigs & fixtures as well as automation solutions in the automotive segment and new industries, due to its vast know how and its core competencies” says Frederic Hierl, CEO of ASC Investment during his presentation at the general meeting. ASC is an internationally operating industrial holding company that provides bespoke support to medium-sized companies and help them to get back to a healthy growth path, internationalize sales and expand to adjacent product niches.

The new managing director Francesco di Bari explained the new spirit by stating: “Our name FIXTURE TECH is shows that we will become an agile leader in the field of jigs & fixtures and technologically advanced automation solutions and at the same time remain the reliable partner for our international customers, some of whom we have already been supporting for the past 25 years”. The experienced manager, who has already managed many successful spin-offs, within the automotive and telecommunications industries, thus sees excellent potential for a future growth path for the company.

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