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ebm-papst acquires drive specialist Zeit­lauf

At the begin­ning of 2013, ebm-papst acquired drive manu­fac­turer Zeit­lauf. This strength­ened the company’s “Indus­trial drive engi­neering” busi­ness area and now provides the possi­bility of being able to offer complete systems. “The acqui­si­tion will enable us to offer opti­mised drive solu­tions consisting of the motor, gearbox and soft­ware-supported control tech­nology in future,” explains Rainer Hunds­dörfer, Chairman of the Board of Managing Direc­tors of the ebm-papst Group. “Zeit­lauf is there­fore strate­gi­cally impor­tant for us because it comple­ments our system exper­tise in the field of drive engi­neering, strength­ening our company’s loca­tion at St. Georgen.”

The Managing Director of the loca­tion also sees it this way: “This is a clear and correct step into the future,” empha­sises Dirk Schal­lock. “We are very happy about this acqui­si­tion, which grows out of our good long-term busi­ness rela­tion­ship.” The specialist for indus­trial gear­boxes, based in the German city of Lauf in the Fran­conia region, produces plan­e­tary gears, spur gears and angular gears with a staff of 280 employees. The company achieved a turnover of around 33 million EUR in 2012. The two compa­nies had co-oper­ated success­fully even before the acqui­si­tion.

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