- Stefan Buchner assumes leadership of AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG
- Managing Director with international experience in the drive industry
- Global drive specialist AMKmotion is a “member of the Arburg family”
Lossburg/Kirchheim unter Teck, 1 March 2021
As of 1 March 2021, AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG will have a new Managing Director in the person of Stefan Buchner. The company, an international technology leader in the electric drive technology, control technology, and industrial automation engineering sectors, has been a “Member of the Arburg family” since it was taken over by the Arburg entrepreneurial families Hehl and Keinath. AMKmotion will now be headed by a proven industry expert with many years of international experience in the relevant business fields.
Stefan Buchner studied mechanical engineering at Regensburg University of Applied Sciences and then gained experience in the industrial production and planning environment. Before joining AMKmotion, the 39-year-old worked for several years at a medium-sized company in the field of drive systems, controller technology, and automation. In a managerial position, he was responsible for the Development, Production and Quality Management departments, among others.
Well positioned for the future
With this background, Stefan Buchner is ideally placed to continue AMK’s long-standing success story and to further develop AMKmotion in the interests of the Arburg entrepreneurial families Hehl and Keinath. Their goal in taking over the company was not only to secure the existence of AMK and its customer and supplier relationships for the long term, but also to use future developments to expand existing customer relationships and acquire new ones.
Comprehensive offering significantly expanded
AMKmotion’s addition to its logo – “Member of the Arburg Family” – is a striking nod to the company’s new status. By making this important acquisition, the Lossburg-based machine manufacturer is continuing its extremely successful historical path of managing and expanding all core competencies and their associated areas of expertise in-house – enabling the company to independently develop and manufacture all important core components of its products itself in a strategically oriented and sustainable manner. Arburg has thus once again significantly expanded its position with regard to end-to-end solutions. This now encompasses machines, application technology, hardware and software for control systems, drive systems, robotic systems, and peripheral equipment.
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ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
Dr Christoph Schumacher
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German family-owned company Arburg is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic processing machines. Its product portfolio encompasses Allrounder injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 125 and 6,500 kN, the Freeformer for industrial additive manufacturing and robotic systems, customer and industry-specific turnkey solutions and further peripheral equipment.
Arburg is a pioneer in the plastics industry when it comes to production efficiency, digitalisation (Industry 4.0) and sustainability. The “arburgXworld” program comprises all digital products and services and is also the name of the customer portal. The company’s strategies regarding the efficient use of resources and circular economy, as well as all related aspects and activities, are outlined in the “arburgGREENworld” program.
Arburg’s central aim is for customers to be able to produce their plastic products, from one-off parts to large-volume batches, in optimum quality at minimum unit costs. The target groups include, for example, the automotive and packaging industries, communication and entertainment electronics, medical technology and the white goods sector.
A first-class customer support on-site is guaranteed by the international sales and service network: Arburg has own organisations in 26 countries at 34 locations and is represented in over 100 countries together with trade partners. Its machines are produced exclusively at the parent company in Lossburg, Germany. Of a total of roughly 3,200 employees, around 2,650 work in Germany. About 550 further employees work in Arburg’s organisations around the world. Arburg has triple certification, in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy).
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com
AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG was acquired by Arburg partners Juliane Hehl, Michael Hehl and Renate Keinath in 2021 and renamed AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG. The portfolio of AMK’s former Drives & Automation division covers the areas of electrical drive systems, control technology and industrial automation technology, in which AMK has been one of the market and technology leaders for five decades. From servo motors and intelligent servo inverters to PLC controllers, the innovations from Kirchheim/Teck ensure progress in many industries.
Numerous groundbreaking AMK developments have shaped the market for electrical drive and control technology. To facilitate this pioneering work, particular prominence has been given to research and development. AMK’s declared goal is to develop innovative drive and control technology at a high technological level and with distinct customer benefits, thereby ensuring its customers’ success.