September 21, 2021 / Press Release

Ensinger sells its subsidiary Tecarim

Managing Director Ortwin Knaipp and business partner acquire company shares

Plastics processor Ensinger GmbH, Nufringen, has sold its Tecarim business. Ortwin Knaipp, together with a business partner, has acquired the machinery and equipment along with the technological know-how. Mr Knaipp has been the Managing Director in charge of Ensinger Tecarim GmbH for four years. The management buyout means that they acquire all of the company shares and the technology, but also the workforce at the company site in Wels (Austria). 

The transfer of business took place at the end of May, with retroactive effect from 1 April. As part of the repositioning, Ensinger Tecarim GmbH has changed its name to “alpharim polymers GmbH”. The brand name, under which products made from material Nyrim are sold on the market at the same high level of quality, has also changed from Tecarim to alpharim.

Tecarim became part of the Ensinger Group in 1996. The focus of its operations is the development, production and sale of stock shapes, composites and molded articles made from the polymer Nyrim. The extremely robust and abrasion resistant products are suitable for heavy-duty applications.

The reasons for selling the business are explained by Ralph Pernizsak, Managing Director at Ensinger: “The portfolio of our Shapes division has changed over the years. Nowadays, the Tecarim product group has less common ground with the market segments of Ensinger’s other business units. We decided to sell the Tecarim business because hardly any synergies existed from joint distribution.” 

The new Managing Directors are working on a sustainable, strategic realignment of the experienced polymer specialist and can rely on its established core workforce for this. Ortwin Knaipp explains: “We see further potential for development in the target markets and will continue to strive for a close relationship with the customer so we can solve individual technical challenges together. We are also looking forward to continuing our successful partnership with the Ensinger Group, especially since several years of working together have generated many personal contacts between the sites.”

Further information

Your Contact for Sales Information

alpharim polymers GmbH 

Leopold-Spitzer-Str. 27
4600 Wels, Austria
Phone +43 7242 22800

About Ensinger

The Ensinger Group is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of compounds, semi-finished materials, composites, technical parts and profiles made of engineering and high-performance plastics. To process the thermoplastic polymers, Ensinger uses a wide range of production techniques, such as extrusion, machining, injection moulding, casting, sintering and pressing. With a total of 2,700 employees at 35 locations, the family-owned enterprise is represented worldwide in all major industrial regions with manufacturing facilities or sales offices.

About alpharim

alpharim polymers GmbH is engaged in the processing of Nyrim. A special casting process that is suitable for small and medium-sized volumes of semi-finished products or moulded articles. The products are extremely robust and abrasion resistant and are suitable for heavy-duty applications. The PA 6 C base material is supplemented by a polymer additive, thereby creating a special shock-resistant polyamide 6 block copolymer. The material properties can be adjusted depending on the application. Composites, injection moulds and textile reinforcements can also be produced.

Ralph Pernizsak is one of the three Managing Directors of Ensinger GmbH and is head of the company’s semi-finished products division. (Photo: Ensinger)
Ortwin Knaipp is Managing Director of the newly founded alpharim polymers GmbH based in Wels. As part of a management buyout, Mr Knaipp together with a partner acquires all of the company shares of Ensinger Tecarim GmbH. (Photo: Ensinger)
Extremely robust and abrasion resistant products are manufactured from the plastic Nyrim. (Photo: Ensinger)
Roller segment and heavy-duty chain clamp.
Engine cover for ultra-cold temperatures
The logo of the new company, alpharim polymers GmbH

Your Contact for Editorial Questions

Jörg Franke

Ensinger GmbH
Phone +49 7032 819 202


Ortwin Knaipp

alpharim polymers GmbH
Phone +43 7242 22800