D+H Mechatronic AG becomes the central flagship company of the D+H Group
The D+H Group raises awareness of the D+H brand and of its old and new parent company, D+H Mechatronic AG. The recent entry into the commercial register has finally sealed the merger of D+H Mechatronic AG and Dingfelder + Hadler AG. In addition, BlueKit Factory GmbH, previously a subsidiary, has now been fully integrated into the D+H Group. Consequently, D+H BeLux S.à.r.l., a new branch of the globally active provider of smoke extraction and ventilation systems, has been established at the former BlueKit headquarters in Luxembourg. Since its establishment, this new D+H service and sales company has been providing all products and services of the D+H Group from a single source – including the innovative systems of the BlueKit brand.
To further promote uniform D+H brand awareness, Dingfelder + Hadler AG has now been absorbed into the D+H Mechatronic AG brand. The public company resulting from the merger will continue to operate under the familiar D+H Mechatronic AG name. The ownership structure of the familyrun company remains unchanged by the merger.
In the past, Dingfelder + Hadler AG mainly acted as an internal service provider within the D+H Group, which explains why only a small number of D+H Group business partners ever interacted with this company. “At our headquarters in Ammersbek D+H Mechatronic AG has always felt like the centrepiece of the D+H Group”, says Dirk Dingfelder, CEO of D+H Mechatronic AG, with confidence. “The merger, which is now complete, makes our internal corporate structure more streamlined and – far more importantly – ensures uniform brand awareness among our customers.”
Following the merger, the entry into the commercial register as well as the VAT identification number of D+H Mechatronic AG have been modified as follows: HRB 115942, VAT ID: DE118648151.
D+H Group integrating the BlueKit business segment
BlueKit Factory GmbH was established in 2014 as a joint venture between D+H and the Luxembourg-based company AirFlowControl (AFC). Since then, the lift shaft smoke extraction and ventilation market has been established and expanded throughout Europe, particularly in the lift industry sector.
Now, after six successful years in the market, a few key factors have fundamentally changed. Both the structure of the D+H Group and the sales markets in the BlueKit business segment are affected. D+H and BlueKit will continue to consistently align themselves with the increasing demand for services and regional customer service. As a result, the two companies have opted to fully integrate the BlueKit business segment into the D+H Group.
Following the integration of the former subsidiary, the innovative systems of the BlueKit brand have been added to the product range of the D+H Group. Regional customer support will be handled by national D+H service and sales companies and D+H partners with immediate effect. Customer service and technical support are both provided on site. “By having this presence in the entire geographical area – especially in respect of the service sector – we are laying the groundwork for doing a significantly better job of meeting the needs of the international lift industry,” says Christoph Kern, Chief Sales Officer at D+H Mechatronic AG.
D+H Mechatronic AG will take over the organisation of the central functions, which include business development, product management, purchasing and marketing. Those areas will benefit from the professional strength of the entire Group.
New D+H subsidiary in Luxembourg: D+H BeLux S.à.r.l.
By establishing the new D+H BeLux S.à.r.l service and sales company in Luxembourg, the D+H Group is further expanding its service and sales network in Europe. This D+H subsidiary was established on 1 July 2020 by rebranding the former Luxembourg branch of BlueKit Factory GmbH. As part of the overall integration of the BlueKit business segment into the D+H Group, this was a logical step towards uniform brand communication.
By establishing this additional branch in Pontpierre, Luxembourg, D+H and its sales partners in Belgium and Luxembourg are expanding their product range in these regional markets. All products from the D+H Group and BlueKit – also including all services – are now available to all D+H customers in those regions from a single source. The former employees of BlueKit Factory will remain available as central contact persons at the customer centre of D+H Deutschland GmbH. “With the addition of the D+H portfolio, we are preparing our Luxembourg location for the future. At the same time, we are able to further enhance our customer support through onsite presence,” says Laurent Lenoble, Managing Director of D+H BeLux S.à.r.l.