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Kollmorgen Expands Global Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing Footprint by Acquiring Elsim Electrotechnical Systems

POSTED 03/28/2013

RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen has acquired Turkish-based Elsim Electrotechnical Systems A.S. Elsim is and will continue to be a family-run, value-add motion control solutions provider with nearly 25 years experience delivering turnkey solutions for Turkish and Eastern European OEMs. Elsim clients include 60 of the top 100 companies in the Türkish Industrial First League. This acquisition reinforces Kollmorgen’s commitment to delivering industry-leading expertise, technology and products to machine builders in these regions and throughout the world.

“Kollmorgen is committed to providing best-in-class solutions and support globally, and acquiring Elsim provides a strong conduit for that to occur in Turkey and throughout Eastern Europe,” says Managing Director of Kollmorgen Europe GmbH, Udo Panenka. “Elsim has an experienced staff of 47, including 14 engineers and 21 technicians, each of whom brings a wealth of technical expertise in automation and motion control to the business.  They also have an established research and development team who work collaboratively with partners to solve problems and engineer better solutions.  This experience and commitment provides instant synergy with Kollmorgen’s heritage of motion control design and application expertise, and passion for providing OEMs with the competitive advantage they need to succeed.”

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"Being part of Kollmorgen and having the ability to bring Kollmorgen expertise and technology, especially Kollmorgen servo technology, to our customer base is an exciting opportunity to continue to grow and improve already impressive Turkish engineering," said Hasan Basri Kayakıran, founder of Elsim.

Turkey has the world’s 16th largest economy and an economic growth rate second globally only to China, and is an international hub with ready access to multiple markets.

Kollmorgen is a leading provider of motion systems and components for machine builders around the globe, with over 70 years of motion control design and application expertise.  

Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use, giving machine builders an irrefutable marketplace advantage.