Business description

Kinkelder, which has been a family business since its foundation in 1945, specialises in the production, development and sale of high-quality industrial circular saw blades for the steel industry and is the global leader in this market. Kinkelder produces blades in 3 locations in Europe and the US, from which it exports to over 70 countries. The company has an unmatched reputation for high quality & service and a continuous focus on innovation.

Investment thesis

Kinkelder aims to leverage its high technology product portfolio, advanced production technologies and widespread distribution network to grow its share in current markets and diversify geographically, especially in markets that are transitioning to more advanced production technologies. In addition, a targeted buy-and-build strategy will enable Kinkelder to broaden its product portfolio and realize vertical (forward) integration.