Kontron AG Extends Rugged Product Portfolio with Acquisition of DIGITAL-LOGIC AG
Eching, Germany, September 17, 2009 – Kontron, one of the leading companies of Embedded Computer Technology, further extends its global market position with the acquisition of the non-public DIGITAL-LOGIC AG, headquartered near Solothurn, Switzerland. Kontron takes over a 78 percent majority of DIGITAL-LOGIC AG, which is specialized on highly reliable and compact rugged embedded computer boards and systems since 1992. Kontron intends to increase its ownership of the company with 15 million EUR revenue and 100 employees to 100%.
With the acquisition, Kontron further increases its market share strengthening the market position in Central Europe and complements the product portfolio for the strategically important markets of Railway/Transportation, Military/Aerospace/Security and Medical. All those markets need embedded computers with highest reliability and longevity. The portfolio comprises of: small form factor single board computers PC/104, PC/104-Plus and PCI/104-Express, as well as fan-less, rugged and compact embedded computers for stationary and mobile applications. The products are designed and manufactured with the typical Swiss precision to withstand extended temperature range and high shock-/vibration in harsh environments. There will be great synergies for the new member in the Kontron group utilizing Kontron´s strong global Sales/Marketing channels and supply chain.
Ulrich Gehrmann, CEO of Kontron AG says, “The philosophy towards highest quality and excellent customer relationship of the DIGITAL-LOGIC team is well aligned with our strategy, and from the complementary product offerings in the area of standard and customized rugged compact computers, our customers will benefit a lot. The close location of DIGITAL-LOGIC to our headquarters will ease the integration and management of the new team.”
DIGITAL-LOGIC will be integrated under the Kontron AG as “Kontron Compact Computers AG”