Siemens AG Acquires ebm-papst’s Industrial Drive Technology Business to Expand its Automation Offerings

Siemens to Purchase ebm-papst’s Industrial Drive Technology Business

Siemens AG, a leading provider of solutions for flexible production automation, has announced plans to acquire the industrial drive technology (IDT) business of ebm-papst. The acquisition will enhance Siemens’ position as a leader in the field and provide new opportunities for growth in the burgeoning market for intelligent, battery-powered drive solutions in intralogistics and mobile robot solutions.

The IDT business, with approximately 650 employees, specializes in intelligent, integrated mechatronic systems in the protective extra-low voltage range and innovative motion control systems for use in driverless transport systems. These products are designed to support automation and digitalization in production processes and will be a valuable addition to Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio.

With demand for mobile robots and driverless transport vehicles continuing to rise, as well as the need for automation in auxiliary processes such as retooling production machines, the market for IDT products is expected to experience significant growth. By integrating the IDT portfolio into its existing automation offerings and leveraging its global sales network, Siemens aims to expand its market reach and generate substantial business opportunities in the field of flexible and autonomous factory automation.

Cedrik Neike, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Digital Industries, sees ebm-papst’s portfolio of mechatronic drive systems as a perfect fit for Siemens. He believes that this acquisition will allow Siemens to explore new opportunities in the burgeoning market for intelligent, battery-powered drive solutions in intralogistics and mobile robot solutions.

The completion of the acquisition is expected by mid-2025 pending approval from foreign trade and merger control authorities. The purchase price details have not been disclosed yet but it is known that ebm-papst has locations in St. Georgen and Lauf an der Pegnitz Germany

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