ASC acquires Fixture Tech Solutions GmbH from Carl Zeiss

Becoming the leader for fixture engineering solutions with a new owner: Carl Zeiss Fixture Systems GmbH will operate independently as FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH with jigs & fixtures and technology solutions on the market as of July 2022.

Press Release

Tholey, July 11, 2022. Carl Zeiss Fixture Systems GmbH will operate independently as FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH from July 2022 onwards, following the successful carve-out. The new owner of the company is the long-term oriented ASC Investment Group, which has taken over 100% of the shares together with its approximately 100 employees at the Tholey site from Carl Zeiss. In the future, FIXTURE TECH Solutions will focus on topics related to jigs & fixture systems, loading solutions and new technologies such as the autonomous transport system eMOBEE. The ZEISS Group will continue to be a strategic partner of FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH.

Automated fixture solutions not only for the automotive and aero industries „FIXTURE TECH is in an excellent position to become the leading, independent player for jigs & fixtures as well as automation solutions in the automotive and industrial segment, due to its vast know how and its core competencies“ says Frederic Hierl, Managing Director of ASC Investment during his presentation at the general meeting. ASC is an internationally operating industrial holding company that provides bespoke support to medium-sized companies and helps them to return to a healthy growth path, internationalize sales and expand to adjacent product niches.

The new Managing Director Francesco di Bari explained the new spirit by stating: „Our name FIXTURE TECH represents that we will become an agile quality leader in the field of jigs & fixtures and technologically advanced automation solutions while at the same time remain the reliable partner for our international customers, some of whom we have already been supporting for the past 25 years“. The experienced manager, who has already managed many successful carve-outs and spin-offs, e. g. within the automotive and telecommunications industries, thus sees excellent potential for a future growth path for the Tholey-based industrial company.

FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH develops and manufactures at their production site in Tholey/Germany measuring equipment for the international manufacturing industry as well as manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic loading systems for industrial applications. Founded in 1995 as owner-managed company „Junker und Partner“ and until recently a subsidiary of ZEISS Industrial Metrology GmbH as an important supplier for the ZEISS portfolio “Car Body Solutions”, the company now has a broader base and is once again operating independently on the market. At the Tholey site, around 100 employees work in the fields of design, production, assembly, sales, product development, marketing and administration. Further information on

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2019). For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world’s leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.