ABM Greiffenberger invests Millions
ABM Greiffenberger invests Millions –
Position further Strengthened

Marktredwitz, 01.06.2017 – ABM Greiffenberger invests a double-digit million EURO amount in the Upper Franconian Marktredwitz and the Polish Lublin locations. The money is used for automation and modernisation of production, expansion of the production capacity as well as research and development. Thus, the company belonging to the senata Group is further expanding its leading position in the drive technology market.

“We are investing in the entire technological production processes in order to strengthen our competitive production of components for gearboxes, motors and inverters and to offer our customers our service in a sustainable manner”, emphasises Dipl.-Ing. Robert Lackermeier, CEO of ABM. “In doing so, we focus on digitalisation and industry 4.0 in order to be well positioned for the future.” All investments in both the machinery that will be partly equipped with robot technology and the new production technologies are targeted towards this.

“By spending capital in the double-digit million EURO range, ABM Greiffenberger, which is one of the most important companies of our Group, is sustainably strengthened for the future”, explains Dr. Werner Folger, CEO of the senata GmbH. “With high-performance machinery, ABM Greiffenberger will increase its competitiveness and success in the drive technology market”.

The money is used for the mechanical and machining production, including machining centres that are modern, automated and equipped with handling systems, as well as for the motor production. The financial commitment strengthens the Marktredwitz location, secures employment and further expands the system expertise of ABM Greiffenberger.

The processes are enhanced and constantly optimised both in administration and in all operational, value-adding divisions across companies. Thus, a product configurator is currently being launched and the ERP system is being advanced towards lean production and one-piece flow. The release change also includes the connection to a warehouse management system and the electronic data interchange (EDI) with external business partners. Moreover, ABM Greiffenberger further advances the internationalisation. The distribution at home and abroad, in Europe, Asia and North America in particular, receives personnel support. Thus, the company is extremely well positioned globally - both in terms of distribution and by a sophisticated supply chain.

The order situation at ABM Greiffenberger is very pleasing and significantly above forecast. The orders surpass the previous year’s figure by 15 percent. The project pipeline with specific enquiries regarding customer-specific special solutions is well filled as well. Research and Development personnel capacity will be increased and also benefits from the expansion of the test facility and the available equipment for initial type approval testing of new products.

The Lublin location in Poland was strengthened as well. The production area was extended by 5,500 to 15,000 square metres and equipped with ultra-modern machinery. In addition to automated assembly conveyors with integrated test cells for pre-assembly of windings, high-performance, 4.0-enabled assembly lines with visualisation of important data for process control are used.

ABM Greiffenberger has sales offices in Austria, France, Turkey, the USA and India. In Suzhou, China there is - in addition to a sales organization - an assembly department that will be enlarged and modernised as well.

The company aims at entering the focus markets Hoisting Technology, Warehousing, Material Handling, E-Mobility, Renewable Energies as well as other sectors such as Construction and Textile Machinery even more intensively and increasing the market share on a global scale. In order to achieve this, ABM expands product lines such as angular gearboxes and Sinochron motors and develops innovative, trendsetting drive systems, including new electric motor technologies.

ABM Greiffenberger works both reliable and cooperatively as supplier for numerous well-known companies. Consequently, the company has already received awards for its work: For the second time in a row, ABM received the Supplier Award in the category hydraulic and e-drives of the Jungheinrich AG. With this award, the intralogistics specialist recognised the excellent performances regarding the supply of traction and steer systems for forklifts, pallet trucks and order pickers. ABM was also honoured as “Excellent Supplier” by the Weihua Group, an important crane manufacturer from China. Criteria such as quality, capacity for innovation and delivery reliability were used for the evaluation. ABM Greiffenberger supplies the Group with hoist and travel drive units for the hoisting technology.
Picture 1: Headquarters of ABM Greiffenberger Antriebstechnik GmbH in Marktredwitz / Germany.
Picture 2: Automatic packaging, welding and isolation cell for stator packages for the use in electric motors at the Marktredwitz location.
Picture 3: Assembly lines at ABM Greiffenberger in Lublin/Poland.
Picture 4: The highly efficient angular gearboxes – here version KG 452 – convince with their high power density with an efficiency of more than 90 percent.
Picture 5: Dipl.-Ing. Robert Lackermeier, CEO of ABM Greiffenberger.
Picture 6: Dr. Werner Folger, CEO of senata GmbH.