Stargate Capital was founded in 2007 and since then has invested and exited a number of industrial companies in B2B and B2C sectors.
Stargate currently focuses on building a worldwide group in the automotive workshop equipment sector.

The group centers around Beissbarth GmbH in Germany.

A venerable Bavarian company founded by race car enthusiast Daniel Beissbarth in 1899.

Hence the name of the group:

Beissbarth Automotive Service Equipment

Today the group has a complete range of equipment with focus on tyre service, wheel alignment, calibrating driver assistance systems as well as headlight testing and brake testing. Current members of BASE include:

Beissbarth GmbH

Munich, Germany

Beissbarth designs and manufactures high precision measuring equipment with core competencies of wheel alignment, DAS calibration, brake test lanes, headlight testers and tyre diagnosis.

Werther SRL

Cade, Italy

Werther provides BASE with handling competence, designing and manufacturing high precision car and truck handling equipment for the automotive workshops.  Products include a complete range of lifts as well as auxiliary equipment.


Correggio, Italy

SICAM is the tyre equipment specialist, providing the group with tire changes and wheel balancers. SICAM is also the largest a/c equipment manufacturer in Europe.


Lonigo, Italy

APAC is a specialist for spent oil receivers and vacuum suction items, tyre inflating devices, brake bleeders, sprinklers and pneumatic oil and grease pumps.


Tecalemit LTD

Plymouth, UK

Tecalemit is one of the oldest and best known automotive workshop specialists in UK with a strong focus on MOT test lanes, tyre shop equipment, vehicle lifts and lubrication equipment.

FOG Automotive

Cosne-sur-Loire, FR

Founded in 1929 FOG (Fabrique d’Outillage pour Garages) is one of the oldest and best known automotive workshop brands in France and Belgium.

API Car Systems GmbH

Leipzig, Germany

API develops, markets, services and maintains state of the art contactless wheel alignment systems in Germany, France and Switzerland.

In addition, BASE has subsidiaries in China and the US, employing almost 700 associates around the world, with some 140 technical support specialists providing on-site 24/7 service to our customers in Europe and some 60 engineers driving R&D activities of the group.

– News –

Beissbarth GmbH übernimmt API Car Systems GmbH

Die am Standort München beheimatete Beissbarth GmbH, ein Entwickler und Hersteller von hochwertigen Maschinen und Geräten im Bereich Werkstattausstattung, sowohl für die Erstausrüstung als auch den freien Markt, übernimmt mit Wirkung zum 01. Januar 2020 die API Car Systems GmbH mit Sitz in Leipzig.

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Im Rahmen der Autopromotec Messe in Bologna (22.-26. Mai 2019) wurde bekanntgegeben:

BASE Group (Beissbarth Automotive Service Equipment), die neue internationale Gruppe der Werkstattausrüster Beissbarth GmbH, Sicam srl, APAC srl und Werther International SpA, hat eine Vereinbarung mit der Firma Tecnolux srl unterzeichnet. Geplant ist die Übernahme des Geschäftsbereichs Scheinwerfermess- und Prüftechnik und die Zusammenarbeit bei zukünftigen Produktentwicklungen. Diese Vereinbarung tritt mit sofortiger Wirkung in Kraft.

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