Signata was originally founded in 1998 as the "Electronic Interfaces" product division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG and is a specialist for mechatronic systems in the automotive industry. The company has been operating independently since 2023 and offers its customers the highest standards in the field of circuit systems, actuators and haptic operating systems based on knowledge and innovation. At eight locations worldwide, Signata develops, distributes and produces tailor-made system solutions to meet global customer requirements.

The Challenge

Building an agile, entrepreneurial and efficient "hidden champion" with a global presence by reorganizing the company and developing growth opportunities.

Our Approach

The expansion of actuator technology as core business and further growth in new fields of application, in particular haptic operating elements, by utilizing existing development expertise in addition to the transformation of the company to mid-market structures and processes.

Our Impact

We are paving the way for profitable growth by marketing our products to new customers and utilizing synergies with other portfolio companies.


  • ~EUR 270 m revenue
  • ~750 employees
  • 8 sites
  • Seller: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
»The attractive product portfolio and extensive expertise form an excellent basis for developing SIGNATA into a leading international automotive supplier.«

Ulrich Feindt