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Dietz-electronic complements Emotron’s application specialist strategy

The Swedish drives manufacturer Emotron acquires the operation of the German company Dietz-electronic GmbH. Dietz-electronic develops and produces variable speed drives for lifts and fits well with Emotron’s focus on drive solutions for selected applications.

[2 April 2007]

Emotron has from 1 April 2007 taken over the business of Dietz-electronic GmbH, a German manufacturer specialized in variable speed drives for lifts.

"This fits well with our focus on selected applications and our present lift business," says Jan-Eric Bergström, CEO of Emotron AB. "The lift drives from Dietz-electronic complement our existing product portfolio and strengthens our offer to the market. The deal is also in line with our objective to grow, both organically and through acquisitions."

The deal means that the Dietz-electronic products will now reach a global market through Emotron sales and distribution channels.

Great synergy and strengthened market offer

Emotron acquires the major assets of Dietz-electronic, which will constitute a new lift competence centre for the Emotron group. Product development, product management, technical support, service and repairs will remain in the present location in Neuffen, Germany and be performed mainly by former employees of Dietz-electronic.

In this way, technical expertise and customer support will be maintained, and further strengthened through additional resources and competence within the Emotron group.

Production and purchasing will be relocated to the Emotron plant in Helsingborg, Sweden and sales and marketing will be handled by the existing Emotron organization and distribution channels.

In the German speaking home markets of Dietz-electronic, the products will be marketed by Emotron Antriebssysteme GmbH, Wernigerode, Germany. Other markets will be promoted through the Emotron sales headquarters in Sweden and its international partners.

Unique plug-and-play solutions and high flexibility

The Dietz-electronic product portfolio covers AC drives of up to 132 kW and DC drives up to 90 kW, including digital DC drives. Focus is on delivering plug-and-play solutions, especially for the modernization of lifts.

Installation time is minimized thanks to the drives being delivered complete with parameter settings for the specific motor. This offer is unique on the market.

Flexibility is yet another key word. Various connection options are offered, as well as fieldbus communication. The drives suit all common winch types, both with and without gearing and independent of synchronous or asynchronous technology. They can also be mounted inside the lift shaft, so called machine-roomless lifts.

About Dietz-electronic

Dietz-electronic GmbH is located in Neuffen, south of Stuttgart, Germany and operates as an independent privately owned drives manufacturer. The company develops and produces variable speed drives for lifts.

Main geographical markets are Germany and Switzerland. The company’s history goes back to the 1950´s. Production of drives started in the 1970’s. The lift application focus was brought into effect end of the 1990’s.