Both companies strengthen their competence in the field of automation.
Dunkermotoren, the drive technology manufacturer belonging to the AMETEK Group, will take over the automation specialist EGS Automatisierungstechnik on March 1, 2021. With the acquisition Dunkermotoren takes over 100% of the shares of EGS. In the meantime, the company EGS, based in Donaueschingen has been renamed to EGS Automation and will remain legally independent at the Donaueschingen site. The company's total of 54 employees will all be taken over. With Dunkermotoren’s headquarter in Bonndorf in the Black Forest, the two companies are only a short distance apart.
For both managing directors, the acquisition represents a unique opportunity to further strengthen the competencies of their respective companies. For EGS Automation, Dunkermotoren opens up access to drive technology, which is an important component of future-oriented technology for EGS Automation's robot solutions. In addition, Dunkermotoren offers further market access through its international presence. With the acquisition of EGS Automation, Dunkermotoren strengthens its expertise in automation technology. For the drive technology manufacturer, the industrial automation market is one of the most important markets of the future. Uniform concepts in the area of control, IIoT connectivity and cloud applications can be jointly developed and used by both companies.
Uwe Lorenz, Managing Director Dunkermotoren: "We as Dunkermotoren are very pleased about the cooperation with EGS Automation and look forward to a joint future. It will certainly hold exciting tasks in store for us. I am even more pleased to have found a great partner in the field of robotics from the region. For us, automation technology represents the growing market of the future par excellence."
Robert Eby, Managing Director EGS Automation: "I am very pleased about the cooperation with Dunkermotoren.As a result, my life's work will be preserved and further expanded. Together we are strong. We can use synergies in many areas. Starting with the training and further education of the employees up to the legal support of more and more complex future tasks in all areas.Being part of the extremely innovative and future-oriented Dunkermotoren family means security for us and offers us growth opportunities in the most interesting future markets in the areas of IOT and digitalization. A very big advantage is the spatial proximity and the home-like nature of the employees of both companies."
EGS Automation GmbH, founded in 1996 by Robert Eby, has grown from a one-man show into a 54-person company. In 1999, Robert Eby designed his first robot-based palletizing and loading system based on a Yaskawa robot. Today, the equipment is sold under the name SUMO Multiplex. In the meantime, EGS Automation also installs robots from Kuka and Epson. Sales are divided equally between special machine construction and standard automation. The situation is similar for sales in the metal and plastics industries. In the field of Industry 4.0, EGS Automation has already been working with special sensors and communicating with higher-level ERP and MDE systems for more than 20 years.
Dunkermotoren, world market leader for integrated brushless DC servo motors with headquarters in Bonndorf in the Black Forest, employs around 1200 people worldwide. The company offers rotary and linear drive solutions from 1 to 4,000 W. In this context, the product portfolio includes brushless and brush DC motors, AC motors, linear systems, gearboxes, brakes and encoders. Since January 2020, the Italian sister company MAE has also been cooperating closely with Dunkermotoren and has merged organizationally into one unit, expanding the product portfolio to include stepper motors and blowers. In 2020, the group achieved sales of over €300 million.