ATON is a German family owned firm with a well-diversified portfolio and has a focus on investments in technology and service businesses (mining, automotive engineering and medical technology) in the B2B (Business to Business) segments. It established in 2001 and is a generation-spanning investment vehicle of the Helmig family headquartered in Munich, Germany.

ATON particularly values integrity, respect, care and accountability and appreciates its role as a responsible corporate citizen.

  • AT Mining: Services for mining industry
  • AT Engineering: Engineering and plant construction services in the automotive sector
  • AT Med Tech: Services & products across different healthcare areas


ATON pursues a conservative investment approach with a long-term view on both its business and markets it invests in. ATON has a well-diversified portfolio, both by products/services and by regions. It has a focus on investments in technology and innovation-orientated markets as well as established and emerging markets, including Africa.

As of 31 December 2017, ATON’s investments comprised majority shareholdings in nine different businesses and the ATON Group was composed of ATON GmbH, 125 subsidiaries (of which 114 were consolidated), 13 joint ventures (of which 12 were consolidated) and two associates (of which one was consolidated).

ATON’s consolidated revenue amounted to €2.2 billion in 2017. Although ATON is evaluating strategic options for its investments on a regular basis, many of its investments have been part of its portfolio for quite a long time, as is the case with Redpath, Deilmann-Haniel Mining Systems, FFT Produktionssysteme GmbH & Co. (“FFT”) and EDAG Engineering Group AG (“EDAG”), all of which the ATON group acquired in 2006.

One of ATON’s key focus areas is in mining services, through its 100% owned Canada-based Redpath group, a global underground mining service provider and contractor.