capiton Quantum portfolio company Raith acquires NBF GmbH & Co. KG

Raith, the leading manufacturer of precision technology for nanofabrication Instrumentation and part of capiton’s just recently, in January 2023 closed continuation vehicle Quantum, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of NBF GmbH & Co. KG, a renowned supplier of precision technology, mechanical engineering, and system technology. The acquisition marks an important milestone in Raith’s growth strategy, further expanding its capabilities and market presence under the Raith brand.

NBF GmbH & Co. KG has established a strong foothold in the development and manufacturing of precision systems and components since its inception in 1988. With state-of-the-art machinery, including milling and turning centers, surface grinders, and measuring machines, NBF has been able to achieve significant success in the precision technology market. The integration of NBF into Raith’s value chain will enhance manufacturing depth and improve component availability, thereby reducing risk and optimizing cost structures. Raith also intends to expand NBF’s existing business with other customers, particularly in the fields of optomechanics and laser technology, under the leadership of Raith.

Effective June 1, 2023, Raith will establish a new location and operating facility in Münster, Germany, following the acquisition. As part of the transition, Raith will welcome 15 new employees and 2 apprentices, primarily in assembly-related functions.

„We are thrilled to welcome NBF GmbH & Co. KG to the Raith family,“ said Christoph Karbenk, Managing Partner at capiton. „This strategic acquisition aligns perfectly with our growth objectives, enabling Raith to enhance its manufacturing capabilities, strengthen component availability, and expand its customer base. We look forward to harnessing the synergies between the two companies.“

This acquisition reinforces Raith’s commitment to driving innovation, expanding its product offering, and delivering outstanding precision technology solutions to its global customer base. With the integration of NBF, Raith will be able to achieve accelerated growth and further market leadership in the industry.

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