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 several thousand customers worldwide across a variety of sectors including communication, industrial and automation, infotainment, energy, medical, transportation and military. Kontron's core value proposition, 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. During 2013, the management team was significantly strengthened following the appointment of Rolf Schwirz as Chief Executive Officer.
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