The acquisition of Samputensili Machine Tools
and Samputensili CLC by the EMAG Group
— including the 87 employees from two sites near Bologna and Reggio Emilia, Italy — took place recently. The two companies will be ‘legally integrated’ into the newly founded EMAG technology company EMAG SU Srl.
The plan is for the two plants of Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC to physically merge, with a shared location near Bologna, with the aim of achieving sales of 35 million euros by 2025.
EMAG, a machine builder from southern Germany, ‘controls the entire process chain from soft to hard machining’ and provides ‘individual production solutions and complete production systems’.
With the acquisition of Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC, EMAG is expanding its scope of technology by adding a range of gear production processes: shaving, gear shaping and tooth flank grinding, as well as profile grinding and generating grinding. These complement EMAG’s existing portfolio, which already includes hobbing, chamfering and deburring.
EMAG says the benefits of these acquisitions “are bigger than just the individual technologies. They shape EMAG’s entire mechanical engineering process by making new, holistic production solutions possible. These include everything from the first turning and gear cutting operations on a blank, to the grinding of diverse shoulders, and even the final tooth flank grinding step — the latter with Samputensili technology.”
By acquiring Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC, EMAG is not only expanding its technologies but also its customer base, because the technology of the Italian machine manufacturers is also used in the production of pumps and compressors, as well as components for wind turbines, aerospace applications, shipbuilding, industrial transmissions and agricultural machinery.
Achim Feinauer, the EMAG Group’s CTO, said: “The powertrain electrification in automotive engineering increases the quality requirements for gears in terms of mechanical load, accuracy and noise emission. The hard fine machining of gears plays a decisive role here.
“We are also striving to highlight our extensive process expertise in the non-automotive industries. The networking opportunities for our sales department within Samputensili’s customer industries provides us with a really great opportunity to do that.”