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CASE STUDY: Balluff – 100 years of innovating automation

April 26, 2021

Sector: Manufacturing & Automotive

Balluff is an international, family-run business specialising in sensors and automation for sectors including assembly and logistics plants. It was founded 100 years ago near Stuttgart, Germany, and has since expanded into 68 countries.

Kreston Global has worked closely with Balluff for many years, helping it develop as a global player built on solid financial foundations.

We are involved in the decision-making process at all stages, advising on everything from company formations to large acquisitions. We audit the consolidated financial statements and all German subsidiaries and look after tax matters globally.

From our side, the relationship has been led by Michael Kalmbach for the last 20 years. He said: “We are really proud to have been involved in the development of Balluff – their development is a real success story. Our dedicated team contributes their business and tax know-how to make sure we always deliver solutions that overcome obstacles, often before they arrive.”

In addition to our ongoing audit and tax consulting advice, our focus is to help Balluff grow.. Our consolidated, scaleable processes have helped them implement transfer pricing solutions to make the business work efficiently across its global footprint.

Balluff is part of a growing industry where its customers are constantly seeking to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.  “Kreston Bansbach are looking forward to helping Balluff do the same”, said Michael, “we are looking forward to working alongside them in their future development. Happy 100th Anniversary!”.