Schwarte Jansky

Germany, Poland, Austria, Denmark
Acquisition year


In April 2016, PMB acquired 100 percent of the Schwarte Group. The Schwarte Group consists of the two business units Schwarte Jansky and Schwarte Processing. Schwarte Processing is a specialist in the manufacture of containers and apparatus. In 2021, a new business unit, HF FoodTech was formed under the umbrella of Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH, Schwarte Processing has since been part of this new business unit.

Schwarte Jansky is a leading European manufacturer and supplier of vehicle bodies for sensitive liquids. As a premium supplier, Schwarte Jansky occupies a leading position technologically. The company is represented at five locations in four countries. Schwarte Jansky's innovative and technologically sophisticated solutions are also convincing in the newly developed markets of Scandinavia and France. The consistent implementation of the internationalization strategy is an integral part of the company's growth strategy.

With the acquisition of Schwarte Jansky in 2016, POSSEHL strengthens its business area of medium-sized investments in the process industry. "Schwarte Jansky, with approximately EUR 40 million in sales, forms a mainstay of our medium-sized investments business area. We see enormous development potential here for the future and can imagine expanding this company into an independent business unit within the POSSEHL Group," says Mario Schreiber, member of the Executive Board of L. Possehl & Co. mbH and responsible for the Mittelstandsbeteiligungen business unit. The sale to the POSSEHL Group took place in the context of a succession plan for the former owner and founder Reinhold Barlian.

Als Gründer und Inhaber der SCHWARTE GROUP bin ich froh, mein Unternehmen in solch gute Hände übergeben zu können. Insbesondere die langfristige Ausrichtung und das unternehmerische Selbstverständnis haben für die Possehl Mittelstandsbeteiligungen den Ausschlag gegeben.

Reinhold Barlian

Ehemaliger Gründer und Inhaber der SCHWARTE GROUP