Change of ownership

In order to assure its competitive position over the long term, the group ACB needs to be an active participant in the current market consolidation whilst maintaining its own organic growth through ambitious investment, innovation and by attracting new talented employees

On the 28th October 2016 the French holding company Stegir which holds 100% of the shares of ACB NV was taken over by the French holding “ACB développement”, of which the major shareholder is Cabestan Capital 2,who are a Capital Investment fund directed by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EDRIP).
Gilles Rigon, remains C.E.O of the ACB Group and a shareholder in the new holding.

Robocut Robot

ACB implemented the robot flashcutter either called “Robocut” to eliminate handling between ML pressing and drilling department. This full automatic 6-ax Kuka robot is the 1st prototype build by the company ASS Luipold. The robot was delivered after the summer holidays and has now successfully passed all the qualification and start-up trials.

The “Robocut” is the very 1st prototype in our market and enables improvements in terms of quality and throughput. The machine is fully automatic and does several operations in 1 cycle:
– cutting excess resin from the edges of the pressed panel
– deburring of the tooling holes
– bevelling of the panel edges