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++ Heliad portfolio company receives prize for small and medium-sized
++ RT Reprotechnik lauded for model commitment to employees, customers,
and region as well as for its innovative services
++ RT Reprotechnik continues on a profitable path to growth
RT Reprotechnik.de GmbH, 87.5%-owned by Heliad-advised funds, has been
awarded the Oskar Patzeit Foundation's 'Grand Prize for Small and
Medium-Sized Companies' [Großer Preis des Mittelstandes]. The Leipzig
company was given the award for its model commitment to employees,
customers and region.
RT Reprotechnik's innovative services were also singled out by the awarding
of the prize. Over the past few years, with new product offerings centring
on 3D printing, the company has for the first time made the process
available to the public at large.
A total of 3,000 small and medium-sized companies throughout Germany were
nominated. Representing the German state of Saxony, RT Reprotechnik was
able to distinguish itself, along with eight other companies, from among
In 1999, RT Reprotechnik was taken over by current management as part of a
management buyout out of an ongoing insolvency process. The company,
specialising in reproductions of all kinds, has grown clearly and
consistently in both sales and profits since 2000. Since Heliad's entry in
2007, this has been supported, in particular, through a consolidation
strategy of acquiring smaller competitors. Most recently, for example, RT
Reprotechnik strengthened its specialty printing area by acquiring the
printing company Druckwerk-stätten Dieter Hoffmann GmbH in the first
quarter of 2009. Also since Heliad's entry, the company has managed to
extend and expand framework agreements with large customers like Hochtief.
Today, RT Reprotechnik is among the industry's top 3 companies in Germany.
The company operates 35 branch offices in Germany. It also has three branch
offices in Austria, and in 2009 it opened a branch office in Russia.
++ About Heliad
Heliad is a publicly listed investment company which invests in high-growth
companies in German-speaking countries. Heliad relies in this respect on
established, owner-managed business models with sales of between EUR 10
million and EUR 100 million and a focus on service providers ('asset-light'
focus). With this investment focus and its buy-and-build strategy, Heliad
is positioned in the attractive niche between venture capital and
traditional buyouts. With around 4,900 employees, the 13 companies
currently in Heliad's portfolio generate combined sales of more than EUR
650 million. Further information about the company can be found at
++ About RT Reprotechnik
RT Reprotechnik.de GmbH is a leading provider on the highly fragmented
German market for reprographic services, an umbrella concept designating
all processes for the durable reproduction of originals. From traditional
large-format copying to colour laser copying and CAD (Computer Aided
Design) services, customers can be taken care of individually with the
latest technology and by well-trained employees. With a network of branch
offices throughout Germany and through the takeover of a leading Austrian
provider, the company has at its disposal one of the largest and most
efficient logistics networks on the German-speaking market, which it
utilises to provide services to well-known customers, particularly in the
construction industry and the industrial sector.
Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 39
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Company: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 0
Fax: +49 69 71 91 59 65 11
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, München, Stuttgart
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