ARQIS advises Oerlikon on the acquisition of AC-Automation

ARQIS has advised Oerlikon on the acquisition of German-based AC-Automation GmbH & Co. KG. The engineering company is specialized in large-scale plant automation solutions for the textile and packaging industries. The two companies have been partnering since the early 1980s.

The 60 employees at AC-Automation’s Bernkastel-Kues and Augsburg locations will become part of

Oerlikon’s Manmade Fibers Segment, which includes the leading brands Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon


The move will expand the Segment’s business model, adding another key core component to

its current offering of production plants and technology solutions from melt to yarn, fibers, and

nonwovens. Ultimately, Oerlikon will be able to offer customers a total solution from a single source, including automation logistics for packaging, high-bay storage, and other areas, which complement its

current market-leading spinning and process technologies for the textile industry.

Advisors to Oerlikon
ARQIS Rechtsanwälte (Düsseldorf): Dr. Mirjam Boche, Dr. Christof Schneider (both lead; both Corporate/M&A), Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heemeier (labour law), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP/IT; Munich); Associates: Thomas Chwalek (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Eva Trost (labour law), Dr. Philipp Maier (IP/IT; Munich)


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