FCT Ingenieurkeramik: Strengthened by Merge with FCT Hartbearbeitung
The FCT Group/DE was formed from KCE Sondermaschinen GmbH/DE, the company founded by Heinz Kessel in 1982. This was transformed into FCT (Fine Ceramics Technologies) in 1992. Over the last few years, the FCT Group has operated in the following three business segments: FCT Systeme GmbH (founded in 1996): System consulting, development and engineering of high-temperature sintering equipment for highperformance ceramics, powder metallurgy and photovoltaics; FCT Hartbearbeitungs GmbH (founded in 1994): Precision grinding (hard machining) and production of ceramics and hard materials. FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH (founded in 1996): Development and production of components made of high-performance ceramics and services (sintering, hot pressing, hot and cold isostatic pressing).With effect from 01.09.2015, FCT Hartbearbeitungs GmbH was merged with FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH (Fig. 1). The former affiliated companies are now operated as one company under the name of the existing FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH and are now active on the market under one umbrella brand. The Managing Partner, Dr Karl Berroth (KB), updated us on the new situation (Fig. 2).