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Rausch and minCam Join Forces

Dec 25, 2019 | News

Rausch USA and minCam join forces – Creating a worldwide leading group for CCTV inspection systems.

  • Rausch USA and minCam intensify longstanding cooperation
  • The merger creates a world leading growth platform for CCTV inspection systems
  • Rausch USA and minCam remain independent companies and will work together operationally and strategically in the future
  • New purpose built facility is planned for further growth

Weissensberg and Fischen in Bavaria, December 18th, 2019.

Rausch GmbH & Co. KG (“Rausch“) and minCam GmbH (“minCam“) will closely cooperate in the future. minCam, the specialist for push camera systems, who was acquired by Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH (“HQIB”) in May 2018, and Rausch, a company specialized in vehicle and mobile CCTV inspection systems acquired on Decemeber 18th, 2019 will use their synergies to increase their market position in the growing global CCTV market.

Rausch USA and minCam will remain independent companies with their brands. The management teams will stay the same. Both companies will work together strategically and operationally in a corporate group with over 180 employees. The group will be based in Weissensberg and will be managed by Stefan Rausch USA and Hans Kjärsgård. HQIB will leverage the Harald Quandt network to support further development. The group will be one of the the top 5 CCTV inspection system leaders in the world.

The aim of the merger is to become an international leader with a broad product portfolio in the field of CCTV and leak testing systems for sewer inspections in order to continue the strong growth of the past. The companies complement each other with their technological expertise and their product range. Together, Rausch USA and minCam can cover the entire range of CCTV inspection systems from laterals to mainlines.

minCam will relocate their facility from Fischen to Immenstadt in 2020 under the management of Thomas Viell. The modern purpose built facility is currently being planned to support the future growth.

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

“The combination of Rausch USA and minCam creates a growth platform for CCTV systems that stands for quality ‘Made in Germany’. Rausch USA and minCam ideally complement each other with their product portfolios“, says Gregor Harald May, Managing Partner of HQIB. “We will support the strategic cooperation between Rausch and minCam with our experience, resources and international network of the Harald Quandt family.”

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

About Rausch USA
Rausch USA 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 have characterized Rausch since its inception 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 USA founded in 2004 and select partners all over the world. With a vertical integration of more than 90 percent, Rausch USA achieves a superior level of quality. Rausch has its headquarters in Weissensberg by Lake Constance and 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. The platform strategy of minCam is to make products which offer customized solutions for their clients.

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 of Europe, 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.

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