Acquisition enables SALT AND PEPPER to offer broader range of skills

Majority takeover of FEM-Consult GmbH

FEM-Consult GmbH, founded in 2003

Bremen, 06.06.2016 - SALT AND PEPPER Holding GmbH & Co. KG has acquired 60 per cent of the shares in Bremen-based engineering company FAM-Consult GmbH. Acquiring a majority stake in the company means that SALT AND PEPPER is extending its range of services, adding special skills in the areas of analytical and numerical calculations, construction and structure analysis.

FEM-Consult has been in business since 2003 and act as subcontractors for research and development projects. The company has long-term relationships with well-known clients in the aerospace and shipbuilding industries, for example. It also has wide-ranging specialist skills in the fields of statics and dynamics, durability analysis and design consulting. FEM-Consult also assumes responsibility for the entire projects in mechanical and plant engineering.

Sven Scholz, Chairman of SALT AND PEPPER Holding GmbH and Co. KG says: “By acquiring the FEM-Consult shares together with their higher degree of subcontracting skills, we are strengthening our Technology Consulting division. In combination with our two other divisions, Software Development and Management Consultancy, we are further rounding off our profile as industry’s partner for progress. We see great potential in FEM-Consult’s competences and will be using our position in the market to achieve a targeted expansion of the company.”

Dirk Drewes, CEO of FEM-Consult GmbH says: “The partnership with SALT AND PEPPER provides us with access to a nationwide network of offices with highly qualified staff. Through this we can, on the one hand, acquire new clients and, on the other, consult in future with our existing clients across all locations. Our know-how and our experience is an ideal supplement to the SALT AND PEPPER Group’s expertise.”

FEM-Consult’s 20 staff will operate as an independent unit under the auspices of SALT AND PEPPER Holding. Dirk Drewes and Sven Scholz are the responsible executives. Torben Kabbe, responsible for SALT AND PEPPER’s subcontracting business, will be cooperating very closely with Dirk Drewes, working as authorised officer within the operative management.

The acquisition means that the SALT AND PEPPER Group’s employee total has risen to around 400.

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SALT AND PEPPER develops advanced technology and software solutions and provides value-adding consultancy services for industry. The company employs around 400 engineers, computer scientists and management consultants at locations across Germany as well as at two further branches in China. SALT AND PEPPER comprises three main areas of competence. The Technology Consulting division provides on- and off-site engineering and acts as all-round development partner, aimed at reinforcing the client’s innovative strength. Using the Management Consulting division, SALT AND PEPPER is able to optimise processes and systems, using tried-and-tested methods and working in partnership towards a solution. The Software Solutions division enables the company to use its own Competence Centre to develop individual software solutions and also to design its own products. SALT AND PEPPER, founded in 2008, is now providing services to seven industries of the future, including the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering, the energy sector and the aerospace industry. Many OEMs and companies such as Miele, Claas, Rheinenergie, ZF, KUKA and EWE are tapping into the company’s expertise.