Hirschmann is a world-market-leading supplier of electronics equipment, components and related accessories.
Its principal products include rail-mounted industrial Ethernet and other industrial networking equipment, sophisticated car-antenna electronics, television transmission equipment, and safety systems for mobile plant equipment such as cranes.
Hirschmann has manufacturing plants in Germany and Hungary as well as sales and services operations in Europe, the USA, the Far East and South America.
In 2007, Hg sold Hirschmann to Belden, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of signal transmission solutions for €245m. This represented a return on investment of 6.2x and a 78% gross IRR.