Heras strengthens its high-security expertise and service business in Germany through the acquisition of BA-KRO

RHEDE, 6 May 2024 – Heras, a leading provider of site security solutions, has bolstered its presence in Germany with the acquisition of BA-KRO, a renowned specialist in high-security electronic and mechanical systems. This strategic move further solidifies Heras’ commitment to enhancing security across critical infrastructure in Germany.

BA-KRO: A Trusted Name in High-Security Solutions

BA-KRO, headquartered in Berlin, has been at the forefront of site security since 1997. Specializing in complex security systems for industrial complexes, airports, prisons, and embassies, BA-KRO brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table.

Pride and Partnership: Heras Welcomes BA-KRO

Emmanuel Rigaux, CEO of Heras, expresses pride in the acquisition, emphasizing the longstanding partnership and mutual trust between the two companies. “Heras and BA-KRO have worked closely for many years,” says Rigaux. “The addition of BA-KRO’s expertise will enhance our ability to serve high-security customers across Germany.”

Expanding Horizons: BA-KRO’s Integration into Heras

Helmut Bauer, Managing Director of BA-KRO, highlights the exciting prospects of joining forces with Heras. “As part of Heras, we aim to expand and intensify our presence in the medium and high-security market,” says Bauer. “This acquisition provides BA-KRO with a stable home base for future growth.”

A Unique Synergy: Heras and BA-KRO

Heras Deutschland GmbH and BA-KRO GmbH will operate as separate brands under the Heras umbrella. Matthias Kötter, Managing Director of Heras Germany and BA-KRO, emphasizes the synergy between the two companies. “Together, we offer a powerful combination in the German market,” says Kötter. “Heras provides comprehensive security solutions, while BA-KRO excels as a project leader and installation specialist.”

Enhanced Service Reach: Faster Response Across Germany

With BA-KRO’s presence in eastern Germany, Heras expands its service area, ensuring faster response times for customers nationwide. “This acquisition enables Heras to deliver prompt service and maintenance to customers throughout Germany,” says Kötter.


The acquisition of BA-KRO represents a significant milestone for Heras, enhancing its position as a leader in high-security solutions in Germany. With a shared commitment to excellence and innovation, Heras and BA-KRO look forward to a successful partnership in serving the security needs of critical infrastructure across the country.

Official press release

For more detailed information about Heras’ acquisition of BA-KRO and the exciting developments in the realm of high-security solutions in Germany, please refer to the official press release available in the attachment accompanying this communication.

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