Schaeffler to acquire Elmotec Statomat12 December 2018

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has concluded a contract to acquire Elmotec Statomat Holding GmbH (Elmotec Statomat), a manufacturer of production machinery for the high-volume construction of electric motors, in Karben near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

With this acquisition, Schaeffler is expanding its expertise in the construction of electric motors and driving forward the implementation of its electric mobility strategy.

Says Schaeffler AG CEO Klaus Rosenfeld: “Electric mobility is one of our central fields of future development. By acquiring Elmotec Statomat, we are taking a further important step to expand our manufacturing expertise in this field and consistently implement our electric mobility strategy.

“This acquisition will enable us to seamlessly and completely accommodate the industrialisation of electric motor construction within our company and close the last remaining technology gap in the production of rotors and stators.”

Elmotec Statomat is an owner-operated company with around 200 employees. It has been a technology specialist in the field of production machinery for electric motor construction for over 60 years, with a primary focus on the production of stators. With its individually scaleable winding technologies, the company has achieved a market position in the field of electric motor production.

Says Dr. Jochen Schröder, head of Schaeffler’s E-Mobility business division: “With its technologies, Elmotec Statomat has already proven its outstanding performance capability and power of innovation. With more than 50 individual intellectual property rights in 13 patent classes worldwide, the company is one of the world’s leaders in the field of winding technology in stator production. Through this acquisition, most importantly we are expanding our manufacturing expertise in the field of electric motors and thus opening up further potential for growth by producing electric motors and stator production facilities.”

Adds Sadik Sadiku, owner and managing partner of Elmotec Statomat GmbH: “With the Schaeffler Group – an innovative family company with extensive manufacturing expertise – we have found the perfect partner for further developing our technologies. Schaeffler has comprehensive expertise and capacities in tool manufacture and special machinery, as well as extensive experience in safeguarding and industrialising technologies. Together, we see great growth potential in the manufacture of electric motors and electric motor production facilities. The transition to electric mobility promises special opportunities from which all of our customers will benefit.”

The acquisition is to be completed during the first quarter of 2019, once all of the closing conditions have been submitted. It has been agreed that the purchasing price will not be disclosed.

Adam Offord

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