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  • Rausch and minCam intensify longstanding cooperation
  • Combination creates a world leading growth platform for the full range of CCTV inspection systems
  • Rausch and minCam remain independent companies, working together operationally and strategically from now on
  • New state-of-the-art facility to be built in Allgäu for further growth

Weissensberg near Lindau / Fischen in Allgäu, Germany, 20 December 2019. Rausch GmbH & Co. KG (“Rausch”) and minCam GmbH (“minCam”) will follow a joint path from now on. minCam, the specialist for push rod camera systems, acquired by Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH ("HQIB") in May 2018, and Rausch, the specialist for vehicle and mobile CCTV inspection systems, will harness synergies to further improve their combined market position in the globally growing CCTV market.

Rausch and minCam will remain independent companies with co-existing brands. The respective management teams remain unchanged. The companies will from now on work together strategically and operationally as a corporate group. The group is headquartered in Weissensberg near Lindau and will be run by Stefan Rausch and Hans Kjärsgård. HQIB will leverage the international Harald Quandt network to support the group’s further development. With 180 employees, the group ranks among the top-5 players in the global market.

Aim of the strategic alliance is to strengthen the international leadership position and broaden the product portfolio of the group in order to continue the strong growth path of the past. The companies complement each other with regards to their technological expertise and product range. Together, Rausch and minCam cover the entire catalogue of CCTV inspection systems from house pipes to municipal main lines.

In 2020, minCam will relocate its production site from Fischen to Immenstadt under the management of Thomas Viell. The purpose-built facility will facilitate the planned future growth of the group. minCam will hence remain at its strategic location in Allgäu.

“Our partnership with minCam and HQIB represents the next major step in confirming our position as one of the world market leaders in CCTV inspection systems. minCam has been a trusted partner of ours for many years and we are looking forward to the strategic cooperation. As a joint group and with the support of HQIB, we see ourselves well positioned to continue our successful growth story”, says Stefan Rausch, Managing Director/CEO of Rausch.

“The combination of Rausch and minCam creates an international growth platform for CCTV inspection systems which stands for quality 'Made in Germany'. Rausch and minCam ideally complement each other through their respective product portfolios”, says Gregor Harald May, Managing Partner of HQIB. “We will support the strategic cooperation between Rausch and minCam through the experience, resources and the international network of the Harald Quandt family.”

The parties have agreed not to disclose any details about the transaction.

About Rausch

Rausch is one of the world market leaders in the field of CCTV and leak testing systems for sewer inspections. In addition to standardized vehicles, the company also offers customized solutions. Continuous innovations and visions have characterized Rausch since its foundation in 1983. By developing the RCA 4.0 Full HD, Rausch has set the course for the future. Rausch offers its customers comprehensive service around the globe with its subsidiary in the US founded in 2004 and select partners all over the world. With a vertical integration of more than 90 percent, Rausch achieves a superior level of quality. Rausch has its headquarters in Weissensberg by Lake Constance and a subsidiary in Chambersburg PA, USA.

About minCam

minCam GmbH is a leading company in the field of CCTV inspection systems based in Fischen in Allgäu. The company specializes in push-rod camera systems (pan & tilt and self-leveling systems), which are primarily used in smaller pipes. minCam’s camera systems distinguish themselves through high quality, robustness and reliability. Its platform strategy allows minCam to offer highly individualized and customized solutions to its customers.

About Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen

Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH is the principal investment firm of the family Harald Quandt joined by a small, select number of (industrial) families and partners. HQIB invests in small and medium sized companies within the German-speaking region, that are leading in established and technologically sophisticated market niches with attractive growth potential. As an industrial holding company, HQIB pursues a long-term, sustainable investment approach and is not subject to any time restrictions or limited investment periods.