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Hahn Group acquires Austrian automated assembly company

Hahn Group is expanding in Austria with the acquisition of DFT Maschinenbau GmbH, a supplier of automated assembly and testing equipment.

Hahn Automation, a subsidiary of the Hahn Group, says the purchase will expand 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, and financial terms were not disclosed.

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

“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.

Prenninger says: “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.

“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.