SCIO Automation acquires semiconductor handling expert Fabmatics

SCIO Automation, an international end-to-end testing automation platform, has completed the deal to take over Fabmatics, a specialist in the automation of material flows and handling processes in semiconductor factories and semiconductor process equipment, subject to approval. 


The deal was completed in the end of December 2023.


Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, Fabmatics is now officially part of the international automation platform of SCIO Automation. 


This acquisition means that cleanroom customers will benefit from SCIO Automation’s comprehensive portfolio along the entire value chain and its global market presence.


Fabmatics’ portfolio is complementary to SCIO Automation’s existing customer-specific material flow and storage solutions for the cleanroom, which are used by international customers. 


The deal is an important step in SCIO Automation’s international growth strategy.


Michael Goepfarth, CEO of SCIO Automation, said: “We are pleased that Fabmatics, which has a truly global distribution network, is another strong company that is now part of SCIO. This will enable us to develop our cleanroom logistics segment even further along with our SCIO subsidiaries Fabmatics and Schiller Automatisierungstechnik into a supporting pillar for our portfolio.”


Dr Andreas Purath and Dr Roland Giesen, from the Fabmatics management team, said: “With SCIO, we can see that they are best placed to continue Fabmatics’ success story over the coming years. SCIO’s strategic focus and company portfolio, not only brings with it a wealth of industrial experience in automation technology, meaning that there is a huge potential for synergy projects moving forward, but also provides a stable and resilient financial backing for Fabmatics’ continued growth, as the SCIO Group has its own shareholder structure. We are looking forward to seeing how the business progresses in this new and exciting chapter. At the same time, we would like to thank our founders and shareholders Dr Steffen Pollack, Lothar Andritzke and Manfred Jähnert, as well as the investment company SüdBG for many years of trusting and appreciative partnership.”

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