Britax Childcare

Sector/industry

Branded child safety products manufacturer

Britax Childcare designs, assembles and markets a premium range of children's car seats and wheeled goods. The company has leading brands in each of its principal markets including Europe (Britax and Britax Römer), the US (Britax) and Australia (Safe-n-Sound, Steelcraft). 

With its heritage dating back to 1939, the Britax brand is synonymous with safety, quality and product integrity, built upon a commitment to continuous innovation. Britax Childcare sets the standard for product research, testing and development and has pioneered numerous technical advances. These include the development of the ISOFIX feature for fitting child car safety seats and the introduction of side impact protection technology. 

The business has production operations in Germany, the United States, Australia, and the UK, supported by sourcing and quality control facilities in Hong Kong and China. The business operates a sales and distribution network in over 40 countries and has about 1,000 employees globally.

Britax was acquired by Nordic Capital Fund VII in 2011.

Management:
  • Karl Kahofer, CEO
  • Paul Skertchly, CFO
Key Information: Revenues 2012*: EUR 343 million Employees: 1130 Ownership: Nordic Capital Fund VII, controlling shareholding Date of investment: 2011 Head office: Chertsey, United Kingdom
* Normalized pro-forma adjusted for FX effects