Who is behind Luxempart and BIP?
Ms Wehr-Seiter: The BIP Group is an independent financial holding company with headquarters in Luxembourg. The BIP Group invests in privately managed, medium-sized companies with a clear growth perspective.
Mr Farina: Luxempart is an investment company which is listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange and is majority-owned by industrial Luxembourg families. Luxempart manages a portfolio of listed and non-listed companies.
What objectives are you pursuing with the arwe group?
Ms Wehr-Seiter: The primary objective is a sustainable and profitable growth, both organically and through possible add-on acquisitions to expand the business areas of the arwe group.
Mr Farina: The continuation of the successful internationalisation strategy – also through non-European growth prospects – and an excellent performance and quality offering for arwe’s customers should expand and strengthen its market position as a leading international mobility services provider.
How does the arwe group fit into your portfolio?
Ms Wehr-Seiter: With its attractive growth prospects as a leading and highly innovative mobility services provider, the arwe group fits perfectly into our portfolio and we look forward to accompanying it further on its continuing road to success.
What made arwe group attractive to you?
Mr Farina: There were several convincing factors for this: The arwe group is characterised by a long-term customer partnership with a clear value contribution. The company’s high level of innovative capability in its service offering for the fast-growing mobility market was just as much of a decision-making criterion as its 45 year-long experience and competence. The team at the arwe group stands for a successful implementation of industrial processes in the labour-intensive provision of services – with high professional and economic standards.
How much importance do you place on the arwe business model of car rental centres?
Ms Wehr-Seiter: A particularly great importance. The arwe group positioned themselves on the market over 25 years ago with a completely new business model and implemented it at numerous international airports throughout Europe. For airports, car rental companies and passengers, this business model carries clear customer benefits, as well as comfort, time and quality benefits.