Schaeffler Acquires Melior Motion
Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares of Melior Motion GmbH. The acquisition of this supplier of precision gearboxes for robotics and other applications in automation expands the robotics portfolio of the Schaeffler Group’s Industrial division.
As automation of both simple, repetitive tasks as well as complex mounting and manufacturing processes is progressing rapidly, the Schaeffler Group’s Industrial division consistently expands its position as a supplier for robotics components and systems. In a first step, the division has brought a Strain-wave gearbox equipped with an electric motor and sensors for use in collaborative robots (cobots) to the point of volume production. In a second step, it is now adding more powerful gearboxes for higher payload capacities in industrial applications to its portfolio.