Danobat acquires the Dutch firm Hembrug Machine Tools

The operation represents a step forward in the sectoral diversification and internationalisation strategy of the Danobatgroup, an industrial group to which Danobat belongs.
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Sep 18, 2019

The machine tool and production systems manufacturer Danobat announced the acquisition of the Dutch company Hembrug Machine Tools, leader in precision hard turning technology. The purchase agreement was announced this afternoon in Hanover (Germany) at the EMO, the leading European machine tool fair.

Hembrug Machine Tools has a strong presence in Europe and an extended network in North America and Asia. In 2018 it had a turnover in excess of 14 million euros. Danobat is the market leader in machine tool manufacturing of grinding machines, with an annual turnover of 130 million euros.

The acquisition gives Danobat’s customers a better and wider choice between the two complementary technologies grinding and hard turning.

Hembrug customers will benefit from the extended service network of Danobat, a service engineer in the United States is already been trained. Furthermore Danobat’s excellent grinding expertise will be of use in Hembrug’s new hybrid hard turning/grinding machines. Hembrug will also make use of Danobat’s automation solutions and Industry 4.0 offerings.

A step forward

To show off this new alliance, as of today, Danobat is exhibiting one of Hembrug´s most representative machines, the Mikroturn 100LS, on its stand at EMO. It is an example of the state-of-the-art technology that the Dutch firm offers in precision hard turning. It joins the other seven latest generation and high technological value machines that Danobat is showcasing at the fair.

The CEO of Danobat, Xabier Alzaga, highlights the relevance of "incorporating the high prestige brand Hembrug". "We are experts in the generation of innovative technological and high added value solutions. Our mission is to offer a response adapted to the requirements of our clients, based on our in-depth knowledge of the industrial manufacturing technologies. As of now, our catalogue is extended with first rate, cutting-edge, precision hard turning solutions, complementing our current range of grinding, turning and measurement solutions", he points out.

The CEO of Hembrug, Robert Nefkens will remain at the helm of the company. He highlights that "accessing Danobat’s global platform" and the competitive advantage of "joining the two complementary technologies grinding and precision hard turning is a big step forward”. “This can be highly beneficial for our customers”, he says.


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