Kontron AG (FSE: KBC), headquartered in Eching (near Munich, Germany) and a member of the TecDAX 30, is a major global provider of embedded computers, systems and solutions. The company designs, develops and integrates embedded computers on an outsourced basis for more than 3,000 customers worldwide across a variety of sectors including communication, industrial and automation, infotainment, energy, medical, transportation and military. Kontron's core value proposition, delivered by an employee base comprising over 970 expert engineers, includes shorter product development cycles, research and development cost savings, product life cycle management and early access to new technologies.
In July 2009, Warburg Pincus built a 8.8% stake by way of capital increase to accelerate the company's growth both organically and by acquisitions. Subsequently, Kontron has capitalized on the continued trend towards outsourcing and has completed three acquisitions. Warburg Pincus has increased its investment in the company to become the single largest shareholder
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