Press releases from RELINEEUROPE08.09.2020
RELINEEUROPE AG: Shaping the FutureRELINEEUROPE will implement a new Management Board as of 1st of January 2021.
Rohrbach, 8th of September 2020. Ludwig Allmann, Christian Noll and Bernd Flossmann will transition from members of the Management Board at RELINEEUROPE AG to become senior consultants to the new Management Board. Christian Noll will become a member of the Advisory Board from January 2021 onward.
Over a decade ago, RELINEEUROPE launched its production operation in Rohrbach, Germany, located in the Southern Palatinate. The globally positioned company has since established itself internationally as the leading supplier of system solutions for trenchless pipe rehabilitation and is, together with four additional locations worldwide, part of the RELINE UV Group.
Since 2009, RELINEEUROPE and its international subsidiaries have supplied more than 20 million feet of ultra-violet (UV) light-cured glass-reinforced-pipe (GRP) pipe liner for trenchless rehabilitation projects in more than 50 countries worldwide. With an annual production volume of over 3 million feet, the company has become the leading supplier of UV light-cured GRP pipe liner for both gravity and pressure pipe applications.
Furthermore, the RELINE UV Group is the technology driver for innovative UV installation equipment for UV light-cured GRP liners. RELINE UV Group is uniquely positioned as the only company in the industry that develops and manufactures both UV light-cured GRP pipe liners and installation equipment UV equipment in-house. This distinctive combination enables RELINE UV Group to deliver superior quality products and services to a growing and demanding pipe rehabilitation market.
Under the strong leadership and guidance of board members Ludwig Allmann, Christian Noll, and Bernd Flossmann, RELINEEUROPE experienced incredible growth and success, developing into the UV GRP industry’s technological market leader.
A New Team of Board Members: The Success Story will Continue
With the aim of developing this company further, Bregal Unternehmerkapital has taken over the shares in RELINEEUROPE.
New members for RELINEEUROPE´s Management Board came on board early. Frank Mersmann started his new position on 1st of April, 2020, followed by Patrick Heimpold who started on 1st of May, 2020. Furthermore, Andreas Bichler will complete the Management Board with effective immediately.
“While looking for a solution for the future of our business, we have found the ideal partner in Bregal Unternehmerkapital. As a company with an international focus, we now have the opportunity to continue leading the group towards sustainable growth and ongoing success. Bregal Unternehmerkapital doesnot only stands for financial strength, but also for excellent know-how and a lot of experience when it comes to growing and developing medium-sized enterprises. With Frank Mersmann, Patrick Heimpold and Andreas Bichler, we found competent successors for the management board. Hence, we have jointly decided to give them the freedom to manage the company and its international subsidiaries with immediate effect”, explains Christian Noll.
“Due to its international orientation and strong focus on innovation, RELINEEUROPE is perfectly positioned in a market with high potential for growth. Building on this strong foundation, Bregal Unternehmerkapital is highly committed to support the company in continuing to pursue its path towards further success and growth. For this purpose, an excellent management team, whose members have many years of experience and in-depth expertise in the industry, has been established” said Philipp Freyschlag, of Bregal Unternehmerkapital GmbH.
Future: With a Lot of Know-How and Experience
For more than ten years, Frank Mersmann was as managing director responsible for sales and development of UV cured GRP liner. During that time, he has established several international production sites. Frank Mersmann will be responsible for Sales, Marketing, UV-Equipment, Quality Management, Research and Development.
Patrick Heimpold has many years of experience as CFO in an international environment. Thanks to his extensive experience in the fields of succession planning as well as in the establishment and development of enterprises, he brings the necessary expertise to shape the further growth of RELINEEUROPE. In addition to Finance and IT, Patrick Heimpold will take over Legal, Taxes, Procurement and HR.
Andreas Bichler has been active in the field of pipe rehabilitation for more than 25 years and contributes extremely strong technical knowledge in the development and production of pipe liners and installation equipment. Currently, he is leading RELINE APTEC GmbH as Managing Director. In addition to his current duties and responsibilities, he will take over the liner production at RELINEEUROPE.
We look forward to successfully and sustainably creating the future of our company together with our team and our business partners.
RELINEEUROPE AG’s Management Board
Rohrbach, 08 September 2020
Grosse Ahlmuehle 31