January 09, 2017
Translink Corporate Finance announces the acquisition of DMG meccanica, a leading machinery and plant manufacturer for electric motors, by GROB-WERKE an internationally active group based in the Mindelheim, Germany with a product portfolio ranging from universal machining centers to highly complex manufacturing systems including automation, and from machining assembly units to fully-automated assembly lines.
Translink Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisors to DMG meccanica, with a cross-border team including Mauro Bussotti (Partner), Livio Cademartori (Associate Partner), Giovanni Galli (Associate) and Dario Sala (Analyst) for Translink in Italy and Dennis Magath, (Associate Director) for Translink in Germany.
The acquisition reinforces GROB’s competences and developments in electro mobility which it has been developing for several years. The technologies of DMG meccanica and the new processes developed by GROB will now enable GROB to provide all the vital manufacturing processes and procedures in electric drives for the automotive industry and its suppliers world-wide, and also to supply them for series production in the near future.
A win-win for both partners
DMG meccanica has many years of specialization and experience in machinery and plant manufacture for the production of stators for electric motors, alternators and generators. The technological know-how is based on the tried-and-tested winding process of inserting technology and needle winding. Most of the machinery and plant of DMG meccanica is used directly in the automotive industry. GROB develops and tests new processes, developed specially for the series production of stators for electric motors in electric vehicles, in its own development department. The future cooperation is therefore a win-win situation for both companies. GROB has secured further know-how in the field of electro mobility and DMG meccanica has found in GROB a strong, globally- oriented partner for series production. Further investments to expand these technologies in the field of electro mobility are planned at both sites in Turin and Mindelheim.
DMG meccanica – a well-known partner in machine and plant engineering for electric motors
Mauro Marzolla and the father of Marco Debilio founded DMG meccanica in 1992 from a spin-off of one of the leading Italian providers of winding machines for electric motors. In 2016, their company with a workforce of forty employees achieved a total turnover of ten million Euro. Their customer portfolio includes many well-known electric motor manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive industry. DMG meccanica is particularly well-represented in the important e-mobility market of China.
Owners Mauro Marzolla and Marco Debilio will stay with the company in future and will continue to be co-CEO´s of DMG meccanica. In addition, DMG meccanica will remain an independent company within the GROB-Group, and all jobs in Italy will of course be retained.
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Translink Corporate Finance GmbH & Co. KG with its offices in Frankfurt and Bremen covers Translink’s business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is composed of seasoned finance and M&A professionals who have in-depth experience in a variety of sectors and disciplines.
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CEO Translink Germany
Translink Strempel & Co. is the partner firm of Translink Corporate Finance in Italy composed of seasoned finance professionals who have matured extensive experience in a variety of sectors and disciplines within some of the most important players both nationally and internationally in industry, finance and management consulting.