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Arburg’s entrepreneurial families acquire AMK's Drives & Automation division
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:19.Jan.2021

Arburg’s entrepreneurial families Hehl and Keinath have acquired AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG and with it the Drives & Automation division as of 1st January 2021. The company will operate under the new name of AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG in future.


The AMK Group, based in Germany, is one of the international technology leaders in the electric drive technology, control technology, industrial automation engineering, and automotive sectors. AMK has worked closely with Arburg as a development partner in electric drive systems for more than two decades.


The former AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG will operate under the name AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG.

Over the past five decades, AMK has evolved from an engine manufacturer into a system supplier. The AMK Group is divided into two divisions. The product portfolio of the Drives & Automation division, which previously belonged to AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG, includes motors, centralized and decentralized drive solutions, and control systems.


The Automotive division of AMK Automotive GmbH & Co. KG manufactures items such as air suspension compressors, air suspension systems, and power steering drives. In 2016, the family-owned company from southern Germany was sold with its two divisions to Chinese investor Zhongding Holding Europe GmbH.


The Chinese owner's desire for strategic change presented the entrepreneurial families Hehl and Keinath with the opportunity to take over the Drives & Automation division with AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG.


AMK products ensure that the Allrounder 820 A, like all other electric Arburg injection moulding machines, is highly productive and efficient.

“We are very confident about this important acquisition,” commented Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesman of the Arburg Management Board. “This underlines the importance of electric injection moulding machines, whose share in our portfolio has been growing steadily for years and still has plenty of potential for the future.”


The employees of the former AMK Drives & Automation division will be retained, and the Kirchheim/Teck and Weida locations in Germany and Gabrovo in Bulgaria will also continue.


Acquiring the important AMK division is intended to give Arburg access to its expertise and influence on future development work. This will enable pioneering refinements to be made even more quickly and efficiently to the drive systems of the electric Allrounders.



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