Stäubli Group – a global leader in mechatronic solutions – has announced the acquisition of a 70 percent stake in WFT GmbH & Co. KG, based in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany.
WFT has been a specialist in the construction of special purpose machines and mobile platforms for two decades. In line with Stäubli’s growth strategy, this acquisition allows the joining of forces in new complementary fields such as autonomous guided vehicles (AGV) and automation add-ons.
All employees of the acquired business will join the Stäubli Robotics Division, while the factory in Sulzbach-Rosenberg will become part of the global production network of Stäubli. The new company will operate under the name Stäubli WFT GmbH.