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09 Mar 2023

Acquisition of TKC-Technische Keramik GmbH in Germany

Ceramaret SA based in Bôle, Switzerland, and Ceramaret GmbH based in Meissen, Germany are delighted to announce the acquisition of TKC-Technische Keramik GmbH from Meissen, Germany. This transaction was completed on March 2nd, 2023 with retroactive effect to January 1, 2023.

Following its strong growth in the past years, Ceramaret GmbH, the German subsidiary of Ceramaret, a leading group in the design and manufacture of high precision components in advanced ceramics for analytical, fluid-handling systems and watch components, was looking to further expand its footprint and capacity in Germany. With TKC, Ceramaret integrates a well-established manufacturer of technical ceramics components with a presence in attractive markets and a good capacity reserve for expansion.

TKC-Technische Keramik, who employs about 30 persons, produces high complexity, near net shape components in aluminum and zirconium oxides for industrial and medical customers around Europe. To support its business dynamic, TKC has made very significant capacity investments in both production equipment and buildings in the past years. As neighbors active in similar market segments with different manufacturing processes, there could only be enthusiasm as the offer to join forces was made last year by Mr. A. Makrlik, owner of TKC-Technische Keramik.

With a combined force of over 100 employees in Meissen, both companies are now looking forward to strengthening their offer to current markets while increasing the overall production capacity to accommodate new customers.

Mr. A. Ziegert, the current general manager of Ceramaret GmbH will take over the responsibility of TKC-Technische Keramik GmbH together with the current management and work towards an optimal integration of both companies. Mr. A. Makrlik will be actively supporting this transition and remain in contact with the ceramics community. The whole Meissen team is excited at the prospect of offering products in a unified manner to their customers, meeting the most stringent expectations in parts quality and service levels.

More Information

Gilles Robert

CEO - Ceramaret SA


+41 79 566 61 53

   Andreas Ziegert

   Geschäftsführer - Ceramaret GmbH


   +49 151 1497 6938

About Ceramaret (

Ceramaret, based in Bôle (CH) and Meissen (DE) designs and manufactures components from ultra-hard materials, such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina, silicon nitrides and carbides) and synthetic sapphire and ruby. Ceramaret enables its customers and partners to benefit from its decades of experience in the shaping and machining of advanced ceramics and hard materials. Through its activities, it occupies a leading position in the analytical, fluid-handling markets, as well as in watchmaking and selected medical applications. Ceramaret became part of the Kowema AG group of companies in 2014.

About TKC-Technische Keramik  (

TKC-Technische Keramik GmbH is active in the development, manufacturing, and processing of highly complex and near-net-shape ceramic components and assemblies. The entire production chain of the technical ceramic parts is realized at the Meissen site, supported by modern plant technology and a wealth of experience of close to 40 years.


Ceramaret SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bôle

Phone +41 32 843 8383

Ceramaret GmbH
Ziegelstrasse 9a
01662 Meissen

Phone +49 3521 71955 0