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18.12.2018 - OBE rises to new challenges with two independent companies

Founded in 1904, OBE Ohnmacht & Baumgärtner GmbH & Co. KG will be trading as OBE Holding GmbH with a new legal structure with effect from the New Year. The company’s two Divisions, Optics and Metal Injection Moulding, will be operating in future as independent entities under the umbrella of OBE Holding.


One of the reasons for the new corporate structure is to reflect the future shareholder structure as shares held by the existing shareholders are transferred to the successor generation. The incorporation of the two existing company Divisions Optics and Metal Injection Moulding into independent companies also enables the different needs of the two divisions to be accommodated following the growth of recent years.

The Optics Division will be trading in future as OBE GmbH & Co. KG, while the Metal Injection Moulding Division will become MIMplus Technologies GmbH & Co. KG. Erik Schäfer und Peter Specht have been appointed Managing Directors of the OBE Holding and of OBE GmbH & Co. KG. Harald Böck and Peter Specht will be Managing Directors of MIMplus Technologies GmbH & Co. KG.

The new structure will provide all the necessary conditions for further growth at the Ispringen location for both optics and metal injection moulding. In the field of optics, alongside further development of the company’s core business, the new structure will allow us to expand our activities in the growing market for smart glasses. In the field of MIM, we are now ready to bring some of our fundamental developments to the series production stage for worldwide marketing. The new corporate structure will also lay the foundations for cooperation arrangements and the expansion of additional business divisions under the umbrella of the holding company.

Ohnmacht & Baumgärtner
GmbH & Co.