For more than 30 years, the Lacon Group has stood for the fulfilment of the special needs of the capital goods industry. With nearly 600 employees based at two sites, we develop, optimise, manufacture and repair electronic and electromechanical parts and modules. And in low and medium-sized quantities.
Since May 2019 HANNOVER Finanz Group has taken a 70% holding in the Lacon Group. Both companies developed a tailor-made participation model for growth and succession. The Lacon management intends to use the equity capital to drive further organic and inorganic growth.
As a medium-sized business, we are dependent on our seasoned and well-established team. We can offer the right combination of experience, professionalism and entrepreneurial enthusiasm.
Lacon is one of the top EMS/ODM service providers for the high-tech and capital goods industry in the German-speaking market. From large technology firms to high-tech start-ups: we support the industrialisation process from the conceptual phase via prototyping and sample parts to cost-optimised volume production.
Ralf Hasler, Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.), DPhil.
Ralf Hasler spent eight years at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as an adviser to the European capital goods industry. Following this, he managed Corporate Development at Weidmüller for three years. In 2005, he became a majority shareholder of the Lacon Group as part of a management buy-in. Ralf Hasler has been a member of the EO global entrepreneurial network since 2007 (eonetwork.org). He has been an active board member of the Munich Charter since 2011. He is a member of the DIHK´s Industry and Innovation Committee since 2020.
The broad spectrum of our service provision business, with demanding requirements for flexibility in terms of response times and volumes, makes this business very complex. Finding the right balance between customer orientation, commercial risk management and internal performance indicator is not always an easy matter. Creative and intelligently calibrated solutions are also required on the financial side, so as to close partner-focused deals and ensure their completion to the benefit of both parties.
Ines Hillmann, Dipl. Kffr. (TU)
As a graduate business economist from the TU Dresden, Ines Hillmann is well versed in finance. Initially, she worked as a Financial Analyst and Plant Controller at Baxter Deutschland with responsibility for various locations in the DACH region. This was followed by management positions in the development of finance, human resources, procurement, IT and administrative areas at various pharmaceutical and medical technology companies (including Fresenius, Aenova) as well as in the automotive supply and electrical industries. Medium-sized companies in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria benefited from their expertise in these business areas. The Lacon Group is pleased to have gained an experienced manager for the management board in Ines Hillmann.
I’ve had a lot of valuable experience in operational management and have asked myself what is probably the biggest asset for the responsibility of complex electronics manufacturing. My answer is simple: the strength lies in the combination of operational experience as an EMS provider and an understanding of challenging outsourcing from an EMS customer’s perspective. After many years in EMS, I have been able to find out more about this. With this experience, and together with the great Lacon team, I now want to set new standards in meeting the needs of our EMS customers and continue the ODM to the Galaxy success story of Lacon.
Afrem Alfia, born 1983, Dipl.-Ing.
Afrem Alfia studied Technology Management at the University of Stuttgart. He began his career in quality management at EMAG, a global manufacturer of machine tools and production systems. In 2011, Afrem Alfia joined the Lacon Group and successfully took on several operational management positions. He then worked as Director Operations in various technology companies, starting in 2016 in the Machine Vision Industry at SmartRay and later, starting in 2019, in the Photonics division at AMS Technologies. Since December 2021, he has been Managing Director of the Lacon Group.