The HOMAG Group intensifies its activities in the new market segment Construction Elements Solutions by acquiring 80% of the shares of the Danish engineering and manufacturing company System TM A/S. System TM is a leading supplier of optimization and systems solutions for the timber processing industry. In 2019, the company generated an annual turnover of approx. 30 million euros with approximately 130 employees.
In addition to HOMAG’s focus on the furniture sector, a new business segment is being created within the HOMAG Group. The new segment, Construction Elements Solutions, will combine timber production and processing technology along with HOMAG’s existing activities. Earlier this year, HOMAG has already increased its stake in WEINMANN to 100%.
Pekka Paasivaara, CEO of HOMAG Group, explains: “We want to become a system supplier for the complete process chain in the area of construction elements, including cross-laminated timber (CLT). We are already in a good starting position. With System TM, we are acquiring an experienced, leading manufacturer with high-end products and a high reputation in project implementation.”
Markus Vöge, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing of the HOMAG Group, explains: “The business models of System TM and WEINMANN support the strategic goals in the area of sustainability. With wood as a renewable raw material, we can achieve eco-friendly buildings and healthy living environments. Additionally, the strategic partnership with Hundegger, which was initiated in 2019, will remain an important component of our new business segment.”
Jan J. Samuelsen, CEO of System TM: “The company founders and former majority shareholders, Poul and Ingrid Thøgersen, have decided that now is the right time to retire, and to bring the ownership to new shareholders, who believe in the business philosophy of System TM and support the positive development of the company further on. HOMAG is the ideal partner for us, because next to our existing business in cross-cutting and finger joining solutions, it will enable us to expand into the area of cross-laminated timber. We see good growth potential in this business segment. The new setup for us is a logical step as we have already been cooperating with HOMAG in North America very successfully.”
Further on, the HOMAG Group expects the new business segment to extend economic potential from a double-digit million euro level to a low three-digit million euro range. Additional synergies in the technological field as well as in purchasing are expected.
The HOMAG Group is the world’s leading provider of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops. Its 14 specialized production sites, about 20 Group-owned sales and service companies and approximately 60 exclusive sales partners worldwide make the company a unique system provider.