Knowledge and expertise of its team of engineers and technicians are Single’s key strengths. The company has been producing sophisticated temperature control systems for industrial clients since the 1950s and has a reputation for good quality and reliable service. Added value is primarily a result of its wide-ranging technical expertise. The firm’s systems use standard components which Single turns into customised solutions. Its customer base includes plastics-processing businesses and the semi-conductor industry.
In 2000, Halder invested in an MBO when Single’s principal shareholder disposed of his portfolio, thus acquiring 65% of the capital. Management saw its chief tasks in the consolidation of the company’s leading market position and the expansion into new segments of the manufacturing industry.
While broadening its customer base, Single expanded its product range, thus compensating for weaknesses in important markets such as plastics injection-moulding and the semi-conductor industries. At the same time the company invested in a new plant and office premises.
After arranging for management succession, Halder sold its holding to a Swiss family company in 2005.