Schurter Holding AG has acquired Danielson Europe B.V. from Hydratec N.V., Amersfoort (Netherlands). Retroactive to January 1, 2014, Schurter has integrated that company into its Division Input Systems and in doing so is expanding its territory into Netherlands and Great Britain.
Through the acquisition of Danielson Europe B.V., the Schurter Group is strengthening its position in the growing market for input systems. Danielson has facilities in Hardenberg (Netherlands), Amersfoort (Netherlands) and Aylesbury (U.K.). With 150 employees, the company develops and manufacturers input systems with resistive and capacitive technologies as well as membrane keyboards for industrial applications. Last year consolidated sales amounted to 19.3 million euros.
Active in the electronics industry, the Schurter Group has its headquarters in Lucerne (Switzerland) and has more than 1480 employees around the world. Its Division Components and Division Input Systems together generated consolidated sales of CHF 174.7 million in 2013. While the Division Components is active around the world, the Division Input Systems has until now concentrated on the markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For more than 40 years and working in close collaboration with its customers, Schurter has developed, manufactured and marketed input systems, touch screens and touch panels, capacitive sensor keypads, membrane keypads and housing systems.
With this acquisition, Schurter is gaining entry into the markets for input systems in Benelux, Scandinavia, Great Britain and France. The expansion allows even better support for customers thanks to direct contacts with the company and an expanded network of expert partners. In addition, with this acquisition the Division Input Systems is adding to its portfolio of technologies.