Voith is acquiring Helix Systems, a USA-based industrial services company, located in Bessemer, Alabama. The company offers integrated service solutions for automation, system control and plant engineering as well as construction services in particular for the automotive industry. Helix Systems generated a turnover of approx. USD 30M in fiscal year 2013, and currently employs around 260 people.
Helix Systems will be integrated into the Automotive Division of Voith’s Group Division Industrial Services. The service portfolio of Voith Industrial Services in the USA includes mainly technical cleaning and facility management, and production maintenance for car manufacturers. “This acquisition supports our goals for the growth market of North America and complements the portfolio there with activities primarily focused on technological expertise that are already part of our core competencies in Europe. As an industry specialist for the automotive industry, we strengthen our international presence”, explains William Bell, president & CEO, Automotive business in North America with Voith Industrial Services.