Groupe Acrotec acquires Tectri SA

04.09.2019

Court (Bern)  The company Tectri SA joins the Groupe Acrotec.

Since its creation in 1998, Tectri has been an active subcontractor in the bar turning sector. With two production sites in Court and Bévilard, the company employs more than fifty people. It generates 80% of its turnover for the medical industry. A strong and historic second pillar has been developed for the technological market of micro-motors and micro-gearing, also complemented by a watch- making subcontracting activity.

At the heart of the vision of its founders, Gilbert and Fabien Bouduban, employees play a vital role and are the driving force behind Tectri's dynamism, growth and continuous improvement. The company will continue to invest in ongoing training and support for vocational and technical schools so that it can continue to assert its position in the demanding global markets.

With the present operation, the Groupe Acrotec is taking another step in its diversification in the medical sector. François Billig, Acrotec CEO, said: "The Groupe Acrotec directors are very happy that Tectri has decided to join them. This takeover is perfectly in line with our strategy: Tectri is a new flagship that joins our "federation”, and which will allow us to strengthen our position in the medical sector".

"We are strongly committed to continuing the development of our company and to playing an ongoing social and economic role for our region. By joining the Groupe Acrotec, we are confident that we can consolidate Tectri's growth and sustainability,” said Fabien Bouduban, CEO of Tectri SA. The Groupe Acrotec will retain and develop jobs at the two production sites in Court and Bévilard. The human resources and skills, as well as the management team, are assured. The collaboration with the other companies of the Groupe Acrotec will facilitate the activities and allow Tectri to calmly take up the new challenges open to it.

For further information please contact:

M.Michele Caracciolo – Tél. +41 77 410 35 60 – mcbagencecrpch

About Tectri SA:

Established in Court with a production site in Bévilard (Valbirse), Tectri SA has been active in the bar turning industry for twenty years. ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 13485: 2016 certified, operating more than thirty CNC machines brought in in the last eighteen months and relying on the skills of fifty or so employees, Tectri produces implants and components intended for the medical industry as well as precision elements for the micro- motor and micro-gearing markets. Technological and tough alloys such as cobalt chrome, titanium, stainless steels and other alloyed metals are at the heart of the company's skills and know-how. www.tectri.ch

About the Groupe Acrotec:

Acrotec is an independent group created by micromechanics professionals. Its main objective is to be a leading subcontractor, offering a wide range of precision component manufacturing processes. Its strategy is to provide Swiss Made quality products both to the entire watch-making industry and to the automotive, electronics, medical, jewellery and aerospace sectors. Acrotec stands out with its range of know-how exercised under one roof, in precision machining (CNC turning, CNC multi-spindle turning, cam cutting, 3 & 5-axis milling, micro-cutting, transfer and machining of precious metals), with its support processes (surface treatment, cutting, assembly, heat treatment, decoration and laser engraving) and its specific processes (UV-Liga component production, wire/sinking erosion, synthetic stone machining, rolling, spring shaping, production of machines and tools and DRIE etching on silicon). The Group currently has more than eight hundred employees. www.acrotec.ch/en/