On 25 May 2015 the business segments linear robots, grip systems, conveyor belts and safety systems of HAHN Automation Components GmbH of Reinheim will merge with WEMO Automation AB Värnamo of Sweden and will in future be known under the name WEMO Automation GmbH.
Merging of WEMO Automation AB & HAHN Automation Components GmbH. From left: Frank Konrad (HAHN), Bengt Ståhl (WEMO), Thomas Hähn (HAHN), Sven Ståhl (WEMO), Marco Unverzagt (HAHN), Olof Ståhl (WEMO).
Both WEMO and HAHN build linear robots for the plastics industry and automation applications for injection molding machines made by various manufacturers.
While HAHN’s product range focuses on automotive and technical components, WEMO‘s strength and core competence involves technical components, the electrical industry and the packaging industry. Both enterprises therefore complement each other perfectly as a joint cross-application partner for the plastics industry.
The merger will be followed by more intensive activities in the German market and by setting the course for further growth.
A joint “Technical Center” for Germany will be set up in Reinheim, with the common goal being to intensify and advance support and service in automation applications. Operating at a high level of competence in automation, this service will increase the added value in the customers’ productivity and efficiency.
In future, all product lines will be fitted with the same hardware and software. There are also plans for new joint products based on common specialist skills and competences. System and full-range solutions integrating other components are as much in focus as the automated removal of plastic components and the subsequent placing on conveyor systems or packaging in boxes and crates. The program of linear robots now ranges from 1.5 kg to 100 kg load-bearing capacity.
WEMO Automation AB was established 1987 and today has a new and highly effective and efficient plant for development and production in Sweden and in India. The company also has a global and comprehensive network of sales and service partners.
HAHN Automation GmbH was established in 1992. The core business at the company’s headquarters in Rheinböllen is the automation of assembly and test systems. The linear robot segment for the plastics industry began in 2007 with the acquisition of Remak in Reinheim and eventually developed further as system integrator. It is this core competence which now merges with WEMO Automation AB of Sweden and will evolve into a permanent and self-contained unit within the HAHN Automation Group.
The new company operating under the name Wemogroup employs a total of 90 people at its production locations in Sweden, Germany and India and builds more than 400 robots every year. The entire group expects sales of 20 million Euros for the incomplete financial year 2015.
WEMO Automation AB
SE-331 44 Värnamo
T +46 370 65 85 00
Direct +46 370 65 85 01
Mobil +46 70 5258010
Hahn Automation Components GmbH
Königsberger Straße 2
T +49 6764 9022-0
Direct +49 6764 90 22 730
Mobil +49 172 623 54 03