A. acquires the full ownership of Brankamp GmbH, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of process monitoring solutions, located in Erkrath, near Dusseldorf, Germany.
Established in 1977, BRANKAMP makes a range of solutions for process and machine condition monitoring, currently mainly for press and forming process applications. Its market-leading products are primarily used in the automotive industry, as well as in other industrial sectors to prevent process errors, provide support for quicker machine set-up and to eliminate or limit costly damages . The over 50.000 systems installed worldwide help BRANKAMP’s customers to increase productivity and decrease total life cycle costs of machine tools.
Hans-Peter Schneider, Managing Director of BRANKAMP, said that “working with Marposs represents a perfect opportunity to rolling out BRANKAMP products on a broader geographic scale via Marposs’ global distribution and Customer service network. Additionally we see some very interesting new solutions coming out of the combination of Marposs and BRANKAMP technology and products. “I am looking forward to working with Marposs over the coming years to join our leading positions towards a further grow the Process Monitoring sector.”
Marposs’s President, Stefano Possati, commented: “BRANKAMP offers cutting-edge solutions with large potential to be used in additional applications and by current and future Marposs customers on a global basis.” Mr. Possati added: “Our goal is growing in a solid and continued way both in our traditional and new markets. After the acquisition of ARTIS in 2008 and SANTec in 2011, both leading German Companies operating in the same application sector, this new cooperation will create a powerful group of quality companies with products that are complementary to those of Marposs. This is a strategy that we will continue using in addition to our strong activity in research and development inside the company.”