ERLANGER, Kentucky -- MAG, a leading manufacturing technology company, has acquired the gear hobbing and chamfering/deburring product line of Samputensili GmbH in Chemnitz, Germany, as part of a broader alliance between the two companies.
Samputensili is a producer of gear and screw manufacturing equipment, owned by the company SAMP out of Bentivoglio, Italy, near Bologna.
According to MAG, the acquired company will be renamed "MAG Modul Verzahntechnik, GmbH." This business will include the gear-cutting portfolio, as well as the functionality, services and know-how for hobbing. The operations will remain in Chemnitz to take advantage of the technological expertise and experienced production workers there.
In the future Samputensili will focus on gear tools, gear grinding machines, as well as multipurpose manufacturing centers for gears and screw-type workpieces.
MAG and Samputensili have also formed a partnership to coordinate sales, application expertise and service operations for their joint gear manufacturing products. The agreement includes a product development plan for a new generation of gear machining centers to combine manufacturing processes in integrated systems.
MAG and Samputensili have already exhibited turning centers that incorporate the new hobbing technology at both IMTS 2010 and at the AMB machine tool expo in Germany.