The acquisition of Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC by the EMAG Group - including the 87 employees across two sites near Bologna and Reggio Emilia, Italy - took place on February 3, 2021. The two companies will be legally integrated into the newly founded EMAG technology company, EMAG SU Srl. Over time, the plan is for the two plants of Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC to physically merge, with a shared location near Bologna, Italy. The new company is aiming to reach 35 million euros in sales by 2025.
EMAG has decades of experience in a diverse range of technologies and applications. The machine builder from southern Germany controls the entire process chain from soft to hard machining – a key factor in its ability to successfully manufacture 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 gear production processes: shaving, gear shaping, tooth flank grinding as well as profile grinding and generating grinding. These methods supplement EMAG’s existing portfolio, which already includes hobbing, chamfering and deburring. The benefits of this addition are bigger than just the individual technologies, it shapes 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. This is 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.
"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," explains Achim Feinauer, CTO of the EMAG Group. "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.”
Win-Win for Both Companies
Samputensili Machine Tools technology is in demand all over the world, in industries ranging from aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and more. These industries profit from the expertise and experience that the Italian machine manufacturer has in gear machining. Within these industries, high-precision grinding, shaping and shaving machines are used, and few companies can match the wide variety offered by Samputensili. With this background, and wide ranging level of experience, Samputensili has an excellence chance of continuing its success within the market. This is even more true because each of these industries is undergoing technological transformations, while still striving to stay competitive on a global level. These changes require very specialized mechanical engineering, with many users requiring increasingly powerful production solutions that reduce costs per unit, while also meeting growing demands on component quality, within the micrometer range. In this area, Samputensili will profit from the global reach of the EMAG Group. The South German machine manufacturer handles the global distribution of machines, laying the foundation for a successful future, by supplementing and expanding existing sales and service structures within Samputensili.
When it comes to application areas for certain EMAG technologies, customer consulting is vital. “Most markets and industries are very tight-knit, and having a presence close by to provide advice and support for individual questions or concerns is critical. With EMAG’s global sales and service organization, we are guaranteeing that. We have set a goal for ourselves to open up new application areas for EMAG SU, and are focused on continued growth,” says Markus Heßbrüggen, CEO of EMAG GmbH & Co. KG. Additionally, the companies are combining their production network: In the future, various subassemblies and parts for Samputensili machines will be manufactured at EMAG’s production site in Zerbst – one of the most sophisticated tool factories in Europe. The final assembly of machines will remain in northern Italy. With this system, many Samputensili solutions will be completed faster, and more efficiently.