CHIRON Group acquires MECATIS and expands the product range
With the acquisition of Mecatis, the Chiron Group is strengthening its worldwide presence and expanding its technology base.
Micro5 – a compact 5 axis machining center for the high-speed cutting of microtechnical components.
On August 1, 2020, the Chiron Group acquired Mecatis SA with headquarters in Isérables (CH/Valais). Mecatis is a specialist for small, high-precision machining centers, which are used in the watchmaking, medical, jewellery and micro engineering industry.
Mecatis, founded in 2007, designs, builds and maintains machining centers for the high-speed cutting of microtechnical components. The highlight of the product range under the brand ‘Factory5’ is the Micro5, launched in 2017 - a compact and innovative machining center with 4 or 5 axis, which customers use for the fast and precise production of their different components. All Factory5 products are consistently marketed digitally via the www.factory5.tech platform.
Both partners profit from the acquisition: From now on, Factory5 machining centers will be sold worldwide by the Chiron Group. The entire service network of the corporate group will also be available to Factory5 customers. On the other hand, the Chiron Group is expanding its technology base with the acquisition. "The high-precision machining centers from Factory5 perfectly complement the Chiron product range below the 08 series. With them, we are strengthening our offer for the precision and medical technology industries. This means that we can now optimally meet the demands of many customers for compact, highly dynamic machines for small components," explains Dr. Claus Eppler, Managing Director R&D at Chiron.
With the acquisition, the Chiron Group is now present with its own companies in ten countries outside of Germany. All Mecatis employees will be transferred to the future Chiron Swiss SA, and continue to care for the products of the Factory5 brand. Managing Director is the former owner and CEO, Samuel Vuadens.
About the CHIRON Group
The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specializing in CNC vertical milling and mill-turn machining centers, as well as turnkey manufacturing solutions. The Group has a global presence, with production and development sites, sales and service subsidiaries, and sales agencies worldwide. With a workforce of 2100 employees, it generated €443 million in revenue in 2019. Around two thirds of machines and solutions that are sold are exported. Key customer sectors are the automotive, mechanical engineering, medicine and precision engineering, aerospace industries and tool production.
The CHIRON Group is proprietor of the brands CHIRON, STAMA and FACTORY5, associated with new machines, as well as the retrofit brand CMS. The key feature of all the brands is precise, productive and flexible machining. CHIRON has a reputation for optimum dynamics. STAMA focuses on stability and heavy machining. FACTORY5 machining centers are ideally suited for high-speed machining of microtechnical components. CMS provides completely overhauled machines from the Group, including related services. With products and solutions for additive manufacturing, the CHIRON Group supplements its core competencies.
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