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M+W Process Automation GmbH takes a majority shareholding in Teufel Software GmbH

M+W Process Automation GmbH takes a majority shareholding in Teufel Software GmbH

M+W Process Automation GmbH (formerly Lang und Peitler Automation GmbH) has acquired 70% of the shares in Teufel Software GmbH, a SAP systems house for medium-sized manufacturing companies and an SAP Gold Partner.

The shares were acquired on Monday, 18.01.2010, with the management of Teufel Software GmbH continuing to hold on to 30% of shares. It was agreed that the purchase price should be kept secret.

Pooling of the competencies of the two companies offers the customer a comprehensive and unique combination of integrated solutions for corporate-wide automation. This ranges from controlling the production/controls processes and operational management/MES level (order administration, data entry and analysis) right through to corporate management level/ERP systems (accounting, logistics, HR management) and enables true vertical integration from a single source and without interfaces.

“The excellent positioning of Teufel Software as an SAP Gold and SAP Hosting Partner and its experience with SAP solutions for manufacturing companies is an ideal completion to our portfolio. It completes our range of solutions in the area of vertical integration, supporting our philosophy of offering our customers integrated and innovative solutions in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, food, energy and environmental technology sectors as well as in the automotive sector,” Andreas Bieber, Managing Director of M+W Process Automation GmbH explains.

Thomas Teufel, Managing Director of Teufel Software GmbH goes on to say, “Joining forces with M+W Process Automation GmbH will provide us with quite new opportunities for growth, both in terms of access to customers and of our geographic expansion.”

According to Andreas Grupp, Teufel Software’s managing director: “Our team and I are very happy to shape our company’s future long-term development jointly with the M+W Group. This step will mean that we will become part of a leading global engineering company that combines the flexibility of a medium-sized company with the possibilities offered by a large concern.”

M+W Process Automation GmbH ( is one of the leading independent providers of complete automation solutions in Germany. It is a company of the M+W Group, Stuttgart, and together with M+W Process Industries GmbH (formerly LSMW GmbH), represents the Process Solutions business division within the M+W Group. The engineering company, with registered offices in Ludwigshafen am Rhein operates from 15 locations in Germany with further subsidiaries in Belgium, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and the People’s Republic of China.

Teufel Software ( is an SAP systems house for medium-sized manufacturing companies and offers the entire range of SAP services for the high-tech/medical technology, component manufacture, engineering/systems, plastics processing, services and automotive in the business sectors SAP consulting & implementation, software development and hosting (computer centre) from a single source. Teufel Software is a certified SAP Gold Partner and SAP Hosting Partner.

About M+W Group ( M+W Group (formerly M+W Zander) offers its customers worldwide integrated life-cycle solutions for high-tech production plants and infrastructure complexes including all necessary service and modernization support. The customer base focuses primarily on leading electronics, photovoltaic, pharmaceutical, chemical, automobile and communication companies, as well as research institutes and universities. The company ranks among the market leaders in various market sectors, for example semiconductors, photovoltaics and pharmaceuticals. M+W Group GmbH, Stuttgart, manages the global activities of the group as a holding company. The group has three main divisions of Facility Solutions, Process Solutions and Product Solutions and generated revenues of some 1.74 billion euros in the business year 2008 with a workforce of approximately 4,500. M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.

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