27 Apr '12, 8am

Ametek acquires Germany's Dunkermotoren - Drives & Controls

Ametek acquires Germany's Dunkermotoren - Drives & Controls

Dunkermotoren employs around 950 people, including 720 in Germany. It manufactures advanced brush and brushless motion control systems for a wide range of applications, including factory equipment, office machines, medical devices and laboratory equipment. Its portfolio includes brushed and brushless DC motors, small AC motors, gearboxes, controllers, gateways, encoders, brakes and venetian blind drives. Last year, Dunkermotoren bought the UK-based Copley Motion Systems (CMS) linear motor business from the US-based Analogic Corporation, which had itself acquired the business when it bought Copley Controls for $69m in 2008. The new acquisition returns the UK operation, formerly known as Linear Drives, to US ownership. Dunkermotoren will become part of Ametek Precision Motion Control, a division of Ametek`s Electromechanical Group, which had sales worth $1.3bn in 2011. The g...

Full article: http://www.drives.co.uk/fullstory.asp?id=3494

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