Reference project in the welding technology sector

WINTERGERST assists the sale of Lorch Schweißtechnik GmbH to the Japanese DAIHEN Corporation

Lorch Schweißtechnik GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of arc welding systems for industrial applications, the demanding metalworking trade and for use in automation with robots and collaborative robot systems.

Sell-side M&A / Succession
EUR > 50 million
Welding technology


For over 65 years, Lorch quality systems have been manufactured in Germany in one of the world's most modern welding system production facilities and exported to more than 60 countries. Thanks to its exceptional technological expertise, Lorch has been able to establish itself as a Swabian hidden champion. With 7 international sales companies and over 400 sales and service centers, Lorch exports welding systems to more than 60 countries.


The task of Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung was to provide comprehensive support for the company succession arrangements. In addition to content-related sparring and the exploration of various options for structuring the succession, this also included the implementation of an internationally oriented M&A process.


The Japanese technology group DAIHEN Corporation is the ideal partner for the strategic development of Lorch. The high level of technological expertise, a firmly established sales structure in the Asian market and high synergy potential in robot technology make OTC Daihen the ideal strategic partner to develop products together with Lorch in the future.