KEB Automation: Partner becomes subsidiary
Barntrup/Pfäffikon – In 2018, the Swiss company Stamm Industrieprodukte AG will become KEB Automation AG. The company, a partner of KEB Automation KG for many years, thus becomes the tenth subsidiary. The Managing Director will be the former owner, Samuel Stamm.
KEB Directors Vittorio Tavella and Curt Bauer sealed the deal with Samuel Stamm on 30 November at the SPS IPC Drives Trade Fair in Nuremberg. "With this take-over, we can bring our wide product range in Automation and Drive Systems directly onto the Swiss market, and strengthen the key aspects of the sector in the country", said Curt Bauer. The range of electric drives, currently up to 800 Kilowatt, will be specifically extended with new products. These include powerful IPC-based control systems for PLC, CNC and Motion Control tasks, appropriate displays, powerful remote maintenance and a complete software solution. Key features of the solution package include the IEC 61131 programming, real-time communication with EtherCAT and integrated security technology.
Samuel Stamm added: "This integration into the KEB Group means we can expand our activities in Switzerland."
KEB Automation has worked with the company, founded by Peter Stamm and based in Pfäffikon, Canton Zürich, since 1979. The company has been the exclusive KEB sales partner since 1994. Customers in the French-Swiss region are supported by Technical Sales from the Yverdon-les-Bains office.
In 2016, the KEB group of companies achieved a turnover of more than 200 million Euro, and has continued to grow significantly this year. At its eleven sites world-wide, the group employs over 1300 staff, 900 of whom are based at the head office in Barntrup, Westphalia. KEB is also active with regional partners in 23 countries. At the beginning of 2017, the founding company of Karl E. Brinkmann GmbH was transferred to KEB Automation KG. This reflects the focused development of the family company from specialists in electric drive systems through to a machine solution Provider.