Kajo Neukirchen Group

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History of the Neukirchen Group.

  • 2003
    • Dr. Kajo Neukirchen launches Kajo Neukirchen GmbH
  • 2005
    • The family’s 2nd generation become partners in Kajo Neukirchen GmbH
  • 2007
    • Acquisition of IDS GmbH, Ettlingen, and its transformation into the leading German enterprise for the technical operation of power distribution networks and station automation.
    • Acquisition of Starkstrom-Gerätebau GmbH (SGB), one of Europe's leading mid-sized transformer manufacturers.
  • 2008
    • The 2nd generation joins the management of Kajo Neukirchen GmbH.
    • Acquisition of the Willem Smit transformer factory, SMIT Transformatoren B.V., Holland, which was established in 1913, and its merger to create the SGB-Smit Group.
    • SGB-Smit Group sold to a financial investor
  • 2010
    • Establishment of a real estate portfolio and a real estate management company
  • 2011
    • Acquisition of surfactor Germany GmbH (formerly Coveright Surfaces GmbH) and its expansion to become the world' s leading surface solutions enterprise
    • Acquisition of Caigos GmbH, Kirkel, and its development to become a leading GIS and asset management supplier in Germany
    • Acquisition of GÖRLITZ AG, Koblenz and its evolution to a smart meter data management system supplier across Europe
  • 2012
    • Acquisition of the Finnish phenolic impregnation division of Dynea Chemicals Oy and its renaming as surfactor Finland Oy
    • Acquisition of LGI Logistics Group International, Herrenberg, an international contract logistics company specialising in production logistics, distribution logistics and reverse logistics for the automotive, electronics, industrial, healthcare and fashion sectors.
    • Acquisition of Systema Datentechnik GmbH, Potsdam and its development to become one of Germany's leading IT systems companies
  • 2013
    • Acquisition of ITG GmbH Internationale Spedition + Logistik as an add-on acquisition of LGI Logistics Group International for the fashion sector
    • Acquisition of a forest in Finland and its conversion to sustainable forest management
  • 2014
    • Establishment of surfactor Americas LLC, Seattle, Washington, to expand surface solutions activities in the US market
  • 2015
    • Establishment of external management at KNG
    • Acquisition of Lahnpaper GmbH, market leader in the international market for fibre products and security papers
  • 2016
    • Acquisition of swissphone systems GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, software solutions provider for security applications in the public sector
    • Sale of the LGI Group to a Swedish family-owned group
    • Acquisition of LP Pacific Films, Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, a phenolic impregnation company with its own resin production. LP Pacific Films supplies the Asian markets with plywood surfaces and core films.
  • 2017
    • Inauguration of surfactor Germany GmbH’s brand-new service and development centre at Schöppenstedt ("InnoLab") for the development of innovative solutions for engineered wood-based surfaces.
  • 2018
    • Acquisition of the Swiss company TURAS AG as a system supplier for mobile metering solutions of VIVAVIS AG.
  • 2019
    • Acquisition of CC Communicate Consult GmbH, Markt Indersdorf, for the purpose of expanding the activities of Systema Datentechnik GmbH in southern Germany.
    • Formation of VIVASECUR GmbH and assumption of market leadership for emergency services control centres.
  • 2020
    • Acquisition of Anlagen-Montage Werder GmbH, Werder (Potsdam) as a system supplier for switchgear of VIVAVIS AG.
    • Acquisition of 100% of the shares in Seeger-Orbis GmbH, Königstein. Founded in 1917, they are the world market leaders in fastening elements, retaining and snap rings, support and shim washers for the automotive supply industry, the renewable energy sector and the mechanical engineering industry.
    • Formation of VIVAVIS AG, Ettlingen, through the merger of EPS GmbH, GÖRLITZ AG and IDS GmbH, all companies serving the power supply and infrastructure services sectors.
    • Dr. Kajo Neukirchen establishes the advisory board of KNG and enlists Edwin Eichler (entrepreneur, chairman of the supervisory board of the SMS group GmbH, multi-supervisory board member and former executive board member of Thyssen Krupp AG) and Dr. Michael Ramroth (chairman of the executive board of Biotest AG) as advisory board members.
    • Acquisition of 51% of the shares in data science specialists eoda GmbH, Kassel, rounding off the portfolio of VIVAVIS AG.
    • Dr Kajo Neukirchen dies on 26th December at the age of 78 as a result of a Covid-19 infection.