The companies of our industrial and service clients range in size from EUR 20 million to approximately EUR 2 billion in turnover and from 100 to 3,000 employees. Our clients are mostly medium-sized, both family-run and investor-owned or capital market-oriented.

The industrial sector is a beacon of the economy in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Strongly influenced by SMEs and family businesses, many world market leaders have established themselves in recent decades, often in small but sometimes highly profitable niches.

In the coming years, industrial entrepreneurs will be faced with profound and challenging changes in terms of technology, market and competitive conditions:

  • Automobile manufacturers and their suppliers are increasingly switching to electric propulsion or other low-emission technologies.
  • Exports to emerging markets are increasing and are often associated with new, adapted products and production in these countries.
  • Competition from Asia – in particular, from China as the ‘industrial world power’ – is increasing.
  • In order to defend their own market position, European companies need to innovate constantly.
  • Emission regulations and rising raw material costs require higher energy and resource efficiency within production and products.
  • Aftersales services are becoming increasingly more important in order to retain customers and generate more sustainable returns.
  • Opportunities from Industry 4.0 (through automation, machine vision, remote maintenance, etc.) need to be exploited.
  • Stronger economic fluctuations and shorter market cycles require a flexible corporate and cost structure.

Particularly the strongly medium-sized supplier segment in the automotive sector is under pressure to achieve top strategic and operational performance. The market power of OEMs and major first-tier suppliers, as well as the relocation of production to eastern Europe and Asia, will further intensify competition for medium-sized suppliers in Europe.

In the past, CODEX Partners has carried out a large number of projects in the industrial sector – for example, in the automotive sector (components for powertrain, turbocharger, thermal insulation, motorcycle accessories, ignition systems, battery technology, aftermarket, etc.), in the construction supply sector (roller shutters, windows, floor coverings, roofing, plumbing, heating, HVAC, lighting, etc.), in mechanical and plant engineering (filling machines, raw material handling, machine tools, 3D printing, environmental technology, etc.), in the area of industrial products (filters, pumps, valves, transformers, fans, etc.), in measurement and control technology (e.g. sensors, measuring devices, non-destructive material testing) and in the electrical and electronics industry (e.g. electrical installation, explosion protection, smart meters). We know the requirements of medium-sized industrial companies and support them in all strategic and operational issues.

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