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31 december 2021

Investment in Geraedts Ijzergieterij

On December 30, 2021, Anders Invest realized a 60% participation in Geraedts IJzergieterij from Baarlo. The company manufactures castings from lamellar and nodular cast iron. Geraedts employs approximately 20 permanent employees. It is Anders Invest's 26th participation in its industrial fund.

Geraedts, a North Limburg family business founded in 1935, produces castings from lamellar and nodular cast iron for the mechanical engineering, automotive and maritime industries. The company is a hand-moulded foundry specializing in small series up to 16 tons. In the factory in Baarlo, melting is done by means of electro-induction furnaces, which leads to a process with a significantly lower CO2 footprint than using traditional gas cupola furnaces.

Geraedts serves customers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium from Baarlo. By supplying high-quality products, a diversified customer base and by being a reliable and flexible partner for its customers, Geraedts has proven to be very stable and profitable.

The Geraedts family will continue to play a key role within the company. Jan Geraedts, former chairman of the trade association and icon in the sector, will retire from the company in view of his age. He conducted the management together with his son Bart, who will remain as general manager. His cousin Mike Geraedts will join the board.

Anders Invest, as a partner with a long-term focus, will continue to build the future of Geraedts IJzergieterij together with the family. The trend of local sourcing, demand for increasingly high-quality products and focus on product and customer diversification lead to attractive growth prospects.

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