EMAG Acquires Vital Piece of Automotive Industry Technology

The company is known for its vertical turning and multi-functional production machines.

Based in Germany, EMAG is a family-owned machine tool company with multiple production facilities and tech centers around the globe.

The company covers a range of metalworking processes, but is known for its vertical turning and multi-functional production machines.

On Aug. 1, the machine builder acquired Scherer Feinbau, which specializes in CNC vertical lathes and vertical shaft turning centers.

Scherer has a 40-year history of metal cutting machining, parts handling and automation in the aerospace, automotive, mechanical engineering and casting industries.

But it is most known for its strong hold on the mass production of brake discs.

Scherer's vertical CNC lathes are designed for workpieces with turning diameters between 160 mm and 550 mm (6" to 22"). The shaft turning centers a built for workpieces with turning diameters between 250 mm and 350 mm (10" to 14"). 

The acquisition will help Scherer’s CNC vertical lathes reach a global market and tap EMAG’s international service network, and EMAG continues its strategy of expansion through methodic acquisition.

The company also gains a better foothold of the brake disc manufacturing industry, a vital piece of the automotive industry’s future.

The EMAG Group has more than 3,000 employees in more than 40 locations worldwide.

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