With its comprehensive service portfolio of development and assessment of technical software and IT systems for the railway sector and other industrial customers, ESE Engineering und Software-Entwicklung GmbH (ESE) with its approximately 330 employees strengthens the full-service portfolio of DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH. The acquisition went into effect retroactively as of January 1, 2020.
With its more than 5,000 employees, DB Engineering & Consulting is involved in a host of Deutsche Bahn projects and international rail projects. "ESE combines rail and IT knowledge – the perfect complement to our engineering expertise," says Niko Warbanoff, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of DB Engineering & Consulting. "In this way, we are continuing to boost the digitalization of our company, offer our customers an even broader portfolio of services and, above all, make a contribution to the implementation of Digital Rail for Germany."
"We have been successfully implementing fascinating projects and tasks in the field of intermodal mobility for years," says Klaus Janz, Managing Partner at ESE. "With our new owner, the development of our company will receive an additional boost."
The following aspects are important in terms of the change of shareholders:
- ESE remains ESE: ESE remains an independent GmbH. The well-known business model of ESE GmbH will be continued without restriction and independently.
- Continuity in management and in the projects: ESE's well-known contact persons will continue to provide their customers with loyal and reliable support for consulting and realization of inquiries and projects as usual.
*The purchase agreement is pending merger control review.