NIBE acquires German group ELMESS-Klöpper

The NIBE group has acquired 100% of the shares of the German group ELMESS-Klöpper, a leading manufacturer in the field of electric process heating.

The ELMESS-Klöpper Group comprises the operating companies Klöpper-Therm GmbH & Co. KG in Dortmund, ELMESS-Thermosystemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Uelzen and the management company Klöpper GmbH & Co. KG in Dortmund. The ELMESS-Klöpper Group is a European market leader in the field of electric process heating. Klöpper was founded in 1928 and Elmess in 1945. The ELMESS-Klöpper Group develops, markets and manufactures solutions for electrical process heating and surface heating. Around 60% of the company’s production is sold in Germany, of which 40% is exported via a well-developed international distribution network which will also be important for NIBE Element in the future.

The ELMESS-Klöpper Group has an annual turnover of approximately 23 million euros (approximately SEK 250 million) and 190 employees. The operating margin, which is currently around 5%, will be gradually improved thanks to the synergies produced by the integration with NIBE.

  • “With this acquisition, we further complete our product portfolio in the field of industrial electric heating. This sector is considered to be experiencing strong growth due to the company’s objective to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce dependence on oil and gas,” notes Gerteric Lindquist, Managing Director and CEO of NIBE Industrier.
  • “The acquisition of the ELMESS-Klöpper Group will give NIBE Element a strong local platform in Germany for other industrial products in this business area. It is an additional comfort that the local management teams continue to lead the operating companies”, adds Gerteric Lindquist.

The ELMESS-Klöpper group will be part of the NIBE Element business area and will be consolidated with NIBE from October 1, 2022. The purchase price is not specified as the acquired business will only constitute a small part of the group NIBE.

For more information: Gerteric Lindquist, CEO, and Hans Backman, CFO; +46 (0)433 27 30 00

This information has been submitted by the above contact persons for publication on October 4, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. HEC.

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James R. Rhodes