Acquisition in the automation field

Since the end of 2018, LTI Motion GmbH (supplier of drive solutions and spindle technology, based in Lahnau and Röllbach, Germany) officially belongs to the KEBA Group (an international active automation specialist based in Linz, Austria), thus offering customers complete solutions from a single source for a wide variety of industries. A new brand appearance (KEBA+LTI logo) underlines the new connection.

The portfolios of KEBA and LTI Motion complement each other perfectly” explained Gerhard Luftensteiner, CEO of KEBA AG. “KEBA is a specialist in control and safety, and in operations in industrial environments, LTI Motion in the area of servo drive technology. The great advantage for our existing and future customers is that this expertise is now bundled. Customers will now receive complete solutions from a single source – from operations, control and safety technology, to drive technology – and all this appropriate for their respective industry” continued Luftensteiner.

KEBA and LTI Motion have already been cooperating closely in the field of automation solutions for a number of years. Bundling this expertise and the decades of experience and innovative strength of KEBA, LTI Motion and Heinz Fiege GmbH, offers a unique market opportunity for both companies. Synergies will exist not only in technology and the modular product system, but also in sales.
“We are extremely pleased to have a new strategic owner with KEBA who, like us, is dedicated to subjects like innovation and customer proximity,” emphasized Hartmut Braun, Managing Director of LTI Motion. “The merger is a great opportunity for both companies. The portfolios of KEBA and LTI Motion complement each other perfectly. We are convinced that we can offer our customers a solution portfolio that gives them clear competitive advantages in their industries.”

With this acquisition, KEBA is rapidly continuing its course of growth, significantly expanding its market position in industrial automation. With the acquisition, the KEBA Group will grow from 1200 to over 1,700 employees.