The headquarters of the corporate group and the largest production plant are located in Eisenberg in the heart of the Palatinate. The associated and traditional Fronberg Guss is located in the Bavarian town of Schwandorf, while the machining company Gienanth Zaigler is located in the nearby Kulmbach. The group also includes a foundry with its own mechanical processing in Steyr, Austria, and an associated fettling shop in Kaplice in the Czech Republic. In addition to the strong metallurgical development competence, the group of companies masters all production processes related to the material iron - manufactured by hand and fully automatically on vertical and horizontal molding systems, as well as processing on the most modern machining centers.
Trompetter Guss Chemnitz GmbH has been owned by Markus Trompetter for over 20 years. The existing production possibilities of the Gienanth Group are thus enhanced by the integration of the Saxon plant with two horizontal molding lines for highly complex cast iron components weighing up to 100kg
Component weight added. The added product portfolio also diversifies the market position of the growing group of companies. Thanks to the excellent expertise of Markus Trompetter and his team, the traditional Saxon company is known as a quality leader in the manufacture of core-intensive components. These include brake components for commercial vehicles as well as exhaust gas turbochargers in the original equipment and spare parts business. Highly complex components for the hydraulic industry complete the product portfolio. Around 400 highly qualified employees at Trompetter Chemnitz produce up to 50,000 tons of high-quality cast iron components annually using state-of-the-art systems. Trompetter Chemnitz also specializes in the manufacture of sophisticated sand cores, which are essential for the production process of filigree geometries. The future-proofing merger with Trompetter Chemnitz was made possible in particular through the support of the Free State of Saxony and the cooperation of the Sächsische Aufbaubank.
With the takeover of Zaigler at the end of last year, vertical diversification was also strengthened and the company's positioning as a technologically leading 'one-stop shop' for system solutions made of cast iron was manifested. Zaigler specializes in the processing of components with up to 50 tons. Weight. In the area of sophisticated cylinder crankcases for large engines, which are used, among other things, in the marine, railway technology or as emergency power units, the competencies of Zaigler and Gienanth complement each other perfectly.
Thanks to its recent growth, the Gienanth Group is able to produce around 200,000 tons of high-quality cast iron components per year. Ready-to-install and highly complex system components in the weight range between 0.1 kg and 15 tons can now be offered and delivered even better from a single source.
The entire group now employs around 1,800 people and will generate approximately € 250m in sales in 2021.
Messrs. Stefan Zaigler and Markus Trompetter will continue to work in their previous role as managing directors in Kulmbach and Chemnitz, respectively. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Zaigler has been operating under the name Gienanth Zaigler MBA GmbH since the beginning of the year. As part of the upcoming integration, the Trompetter Chemnitz company will now be renamed Gienanth Chemnitz Guss GmbH.
Dr. Hans-Jürgen Brenninger, CEO of the Gienanth Group: “I am delighted with the latest developments. These are further milestones in Gienanth's long history. Together with Mr. Zaigler and Mr. Trompetter we will develop synergy effects. The optimal addition gives us significant competitive advantages and positions us future-proof, also at our previous locations. "