S‑UBG Aachen invests in cutting technology supplier SATO
Aachen/Mönchengladbach — S‑UBG Aachen invests from its SME fund S‑UBG AG in the manufacturer of cutting systems SATO GmbH from Mönchengladbach. The holding company of the regional savings banks thus holds one third of the shares in SATO GmbH, while the remaining shares are held equally by Managing Director Holger Kerkow and Frank Heesen. Both had taken over the group of companies after the departure of the company’s founder Anton Hubert in May 2017.
The two successors have expanded the workforce again to around 50 employees and have already implemented various product innovations. “With the growth capital from S‑UBG, we would like to accelerate the further growth of SATO GmbH,” says Kerkow. “Through the successors in management and the expansion that has taken place so far, SATO is solidly positioned. Our two co-partners bring the necessary expertise to further drive the positive development of the company,” says Harald Heidemann, CEO of the S‑UBG Group.
Individual system solutions for special machine construction
SATO GmbH develops and manufactures system solutions for flame and waterjet cutting systems, especially with plasma, oxyfuel as well as laser cutting technology. Depending on the material and the customer’s application, SATO designs the system individually and is thus in the field of special machine construction. The modular design and a solid stock of required components nevertheless enable fast delivery times. Customers include international mechanical and plant engineering groups.