Siemens AG Acquires ebm-papst’s Industrial Drive Technology Business: Boosting Flexible Production Automation

ebm-papst’s Industrial Drive Technology Business Acquired by Siemens

Siemens AG has agreed to acquire ebm-papst’s industrial drive technology (IDT) business, which specializes in intelligent, integrated mechatronic systems for the protective extra-low voltage range and innovative motion control systems. The acquisition is expected to complement Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio and enhance its position as a leading solutions provider for flexible production automation.

Cedrik Neike, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Digital Industries, expressed excitement about the acquisition, stating that ebm-papst’s innovative portfolio and skilled workforce are a great match for Siemens. He believes that this acquisition will allow Siemens to explore new business opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for intelligent, battery-powered drive solutions in intralogistics and mobile robot solutions.

The IDT products are considered intelligent, integrated mechatronic systems that support the automation and digitalization of production processes. By integrating these products into the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, Siemens aims to drive growth in the market segment. The IDT solutions are used in mobile robots, driverless transport vehicles, and automation of auxiliary processes, contributing to increased flexibility and productivity in modern production environments.

By integrating the IDT portfolio into its existing automation offerings and leveraging its global sales network, Siemens expects to access new markets and realize substantial business potential in the realm of flexible and autonomous factory automation. The transaction is anticipated to be finalized by mid-2025, pending necessary approvals from foreign trade and merger control authorities. The purchase price has not been disclosed as per agreement between the two parties.

The acquisition will bring significant benefits to both companies as they join forces to provide innovative solutions for industrial automation needs. With ebm-papst’s expertise in mechatronics and motion control systems combined with Siemens’ leadership position in flexible production automation, they can offer an expanded range of products that meet customers’ evolving requirements for smarter, more efficient manufacturing processes.

As part of this agreement, ebm-papst will transfer its IDT business units located in St. Georgen and Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany

Siemens AG has agreed to acquire ebm-papst’s industrial drive technology (IDT) business, which specializes in intelligent, integrated mechatronic systems for the protective extra-low voltage range and innovative motion control systems. The acquisition is expected to complement Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio and enhance its position as a leading solutions provider for flexible production automation. Cedrik Neike, a…

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