STS Group is a system supplier of components for the commercial vehicle- and automotive industry.

STS Group was founded in 1934 and now operates 13 plants and four development centres
in seven countries in Europe, North and South America and China. Today, the company
is a globally active and preferred system supplier of solutions for acoustics, thermal,
structure and cladding in interior and exterior applications for commercial vehicles and
automotive industries. STS Group covers the entire value chain from semi-finished products
to assembled and painted systems, i.e. is vertically integrated along the entire value
chain, from the idea to the deliverable product system, and can control the entire manufacturing
process.
Its established customer base includes the world’s largest and most important truck
and automotive OEMs from Europe, the US and China. STS Group, which is listed on
the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A1TNU68), employs around 2,500 people
globally and achieved consolidated sales of approx. EUR 360 million in 2019. Mutares, as
majority shareholder, continues to hold a strategic stake of over 60%.

Strategy
STS Group’s aim is to achieve sustainable growth through the targeted expansion of its activities in Europe and by offering systems based on the bundling of key Group technologies. This aim is reflected in STS’ four strategic pillars market leadership, technology leadership, customer proximity and operational excellence. Benefitting from a sustainable research and development strategy, its products offer solutions for automotive megatrends, such as systems for reducing weight and noise emissions of vehicles, independent of the powertrain.
In addition, STS Group aims at further expanding the already solid position in China and opening up the US market, as following the first US order the Group was awarded recently.

 

“We want to be the world’s preferred supplier of acoustic and plastic solutions for transportation
systems when it comes to design, comfort and efficiency. With our innovative system solutions, we make a relevant contribution to the mobility concepts of tomorrow and see ourselves as our customers’ preferred partner for the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

Company development
  • July 2013 STS
  • June 2016 Takeover of plant in Brasil (Autoneum Group)
  • March 2017 Takeover of 2 plants (Mecaplast)
  • July 2017 Takeover of 9 plants (Omnium Group)
  • June 2018 IPO
Platform acquisition Add-on acquisition acquired through platform Partial exit