HAHN Automation Acquires DFT Maschinenbau

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With the acquisition of DFT Maschinenbau GmbH, a full-service supplier of automated assembly and testing equipment, HAHN Automation, a subsidiary of the HAHN Group, is expanding its expertise in the field of assembly and testing technology. The company, based in Kremsmünster, Austria, has around 100 employees and will become a fully-owned subsidiary of HAHN Automation GmbH. The takeover is still subject to the approval of the anti-trust authorities.

“Thanks to its many years of expertise in assembly and testing technology, DFT Maschinenbau GmbH represents the ideal addition to our corporate portfolio,” says Frank Konrad, CEO of HAHN Automation.

“DFT’s LEAN concept for semi-automated assembly lines in particular harbors exciting potential that we want to expand further together. With a further 100 highly skilled staff members, we will be able to consolidate our market position for the long term. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our DFT colleagues to the HAHN family.”

DFT Maschinenbau’s Managing Directors, Jürgen Prenninger and Wolfgang Überwimmer, are proud of how the company they founded in 1996 has developed, and see the takeover as a real opportunity, particularly in the field of internationalization. “Our work has always been shaped by our understanding of our customers, flexibility, knowledge advantage, and extensive personal advice, as well as support for the actual customer-specific system development process. With a strong partner like HAHN Automation, we are able to raise this to a new level. We are convinced that we will be able to expand new markets together, such as China and Mexico,” says Jürgen Prenninger. “Our customers will be able to benefit from HAHN Automation’s global service network. We are already looking forward to joint projects as part of a larger group of companies.” Both managing directors will continue to run the company in Austria.

About HAHN Group

The HAHN Group consists of a network of specialized companies for industrial automation and robot solutions. With its own production sites in Austria, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Great  Britain, India, Israel, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA, the group currently employs approx. 1,400 staff at 21 locations. Well-known customers from the automotive, consumer goods, electronics, and medical technology and healthcare industries benefit from the HAHN Group’s 30 years of expertise and automation know-how.

About HAHN Automation

HAHN Automation is part of the HAHN Group. As an international company, HAHN Automation specializes in the automation of assembly and testing technology for rubber, plastic and metal components. With sites in Austria, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA, HAHN Automation employs around 800 people at 11 locations. Prestigious customers from the automotive supplier industry, consumer goods industry, and the healthcare sector rely on the company’s specialist machinery and innovative solutions for the automation of their production processes.

About DFT Maschinenbau

DFT Maschinenbau GmbH specializes in automated assembly and testing technology. The SME-sector company based in Upper Austria has a workforce of around 100 people and develops and produces pumps, brake systems, exhaust gas after-treatment systems, gears, turbochargers, car electrical systems, and safety boxes for the automotive industry. The technological expertise gained over more than 20 years is reflected in the company’s solutions-focused added value chain, from research and development through to aftersales service.


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