Family business owners acquire AMK division
On 1 January 2021, ARBURG's entrepreneurial families Hehl and Keinath acquired AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG and with it the Drives & Automation division. The company will operate under the new name of AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG in future.
Joint success story
The product portfolio of the former AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG includes motors, centralized and decentralized drive solutions, and control systems. AMK has worked closely with ARBURG as a development partner in electric drive systems for more than two decades. This combined effort has contributed significantly to the success story of the electric ALLROUNDER injection moulding machines.
Investment in the future
"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."
Acquiring the 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. In addition, both companies have similar values and exemplify long-term entrepreneurial commitment.
The AMK Group, which is based in Kirchheim/Teck, is an international technology leader in the electric drive technology, control technology, industrial automation engineering, and automotive sectors. In 2016, the family-owned company from southern Germany and its two divisions, Drives & Automation and Automotive, was sold to Chinese investor Zhongding Holding Europe GmbH.
AMKmotion to take over employees and locations
The Chinese owner's desire for strategic change presented the Hehl and Keinath families with the opportunity to take over the Drives & Automation division with AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG.
The new company, AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG, will take over the employees of the former AMK Drives & Automation division, and the Kirchheim/Teck and Weida locations in Germany and Gabrovo in Bulgaria will also continue to operate.