June 2024

Schaltag and PAVIS Engineering have been acquired by Helanis

Helanis AG in Zurich (CH) supported by a Swiss MBI team has acquired an Industrial Group consisting of Schaltag AG in Effretikon (CH), Schaltag CZ s.r.o in Ústí nad Orlicí (CZ), PAVIS Engineering GmbH in Ravensburg (DE) and PAVIS Engineering Ibérica SL (ES),a leading supplier of electrical cabinets and electro-mechanical systems as well as engineering and automation solutions.

The leading industrial solution provider has been successfully acquired by a management buy-in team. Over the years the company has built an extensive expertise in engineering, procurement and manufacturing. For more than 60 years, Schaltag has been providing medium-sized companies, large corporations, and start-ups with customized services for automation, electrical cabinet, apparatus, machine and plant engineering as well as cable assembly. Until 2015, Schaltag was part of the listed Swiss Rieter Group, the world’s leading supplier of systems for manufacturing yarn from staple fibers in spinning mills. PAVIS Engineering is providing for 30 years engineering and manufacturing services for international brands related to the process automation.

The Industrial Group has over 250 employees and 11,000 m2 of production space at locations in Switzerland (Effretikon near Zurich), Czech Republic (Ústí nad Orlicí), Germany (Ravensburg) and Spain (Valladolid) which enables projects optimization in terms of flexibility and costs. Schaltag Group and PAVIS Engineering are providing customer-oriented solutions by prioritizing on quality, efficiency and short lead times.

All employees at the four locations as well as all customer and supplier relationships are taken over by the acquiring Helanis. The completed sale of the Schaltag Group and PAVIS Engineering to Helanis results in a focused industrial group and will ensure further sustainable growth, development of the product portfolio and customer relations.


About Schaltag AG

Schaltag AG, located in Effretikon, Switzerland, is a leading industrial solution provider with an extensive expertise in engineering, procurement and production. It provides customer-specific services for medium-sized companies, large corporations, and start-ups in the areas of automation, electrical cabinets, apparatus, machine and cable assembly. Numerous well-known companies from various industries are long-standing Schaltag customers.

Further information: www.schaltag.com


About Schaltag CZ s.r.o.

Schaltag CZ, located in Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic, is an innovative company with a long tradition in efficient sourcing and manufacturing of electrical cabinets and electro-mechanical systems with high-quality. It also includes a cable confection area. The location near the railway line between Prague and Vienna is easily accessible and optimal in terms of geographic proximity and solution flexibility. The company is committed to developing and striving for the highest standards, competence and efficiency.

Further information: www.schaltag.cz


About PAVIS Engineering GmbH

PAVIS Engineering GmbH, based in Ravensburg, Germany with an office in Valladolid, Spain, is a future-oriented, manufacturer-independent, medium-sized automation company with the highest quality standard. Its field of expertise encompasses software engineering, electrical design, development of customer-specific modern, effective, economical automation concepts and electrical cabinet manufacturing. The company offers automation solutions for various industries including food and beverages industry and pharmaceuticals.

Further information: www.pavis-engineering.de

About Helanis AG

Helanis AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is a newly formed holding company controlled by a Swiss management buy-in team under the leadership of Dominik Hanslin.


Role of Ramus & Company

Ramus & Company managed the sale process of the company on behalf of the seller as exclusive advisor. In this role, Ramus identified the prospective buyer, supported the due diligence process and the contract negotiation, and successfully closed the transaction.

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