History

June

2015

Presentation of the TrackMotion automation system

This system was specially developed for EMAG's modular machines. The compact automation system enables several modular machines to be easily linked into complete production systems.

January

2015

Presentation of the VM 9

The VM series developed at EMAG Leipzig is ideal for machining large components with complex geometries. The work spindle positioned at the bottom and the 12 position tool turret facilitate difficult machining processes.

October

2014

Grand Opening of EMAG Jintan

The opening of EMAG's new production plant in China was celebrated with more than 1,000 guests. Jintan is the EMAG Group's central production site for the Asian market.

April

2014

Development of the VMC 450 MT at EMAG Leipzig

The VMC series of machines is the first in the EMAG Group with work spindles mounted at the bottom. The optimum accessibility of the machining area, combined with the tool magazine with up to 40 tools, is ideal for producing large workpieces with complex geometries.

January

2014

20 years of WEMA

WEMA Zerbst (plant for CNC machines) celebrates its 20-year anniversary as a central production site of the EMAG Group.

November

2013

Presentation of the VLC 200 H vertical gear hobbing machine

KOEPFER developed the VLC 200 H vertical pick-up gear hobbing machine on the basis of the modular machine series.

September

2013

EMAG presents a complete modular machine series at AMB

The modular machine series celebrated its world premiere at AMB in 2013. Along with the vertical turning machines for chucked components, VL 2, VL 4, VL 6, VL 8, the VT 2-4 and VT 4-4 machines for producing shafts were also presented.

February

2013

Induction Hardening

EMAG eldec develops and manufactures innovative induction hardening machines, generators for induction heating systems as well as inductors.

The heating technology specialists joined the EMAG Group in February 2013.

September

2012

"Energy Efficiency Award" – the ZF Group honours EMAG’s engagememt.

From the most efficient machine building technology to the cost-saving design of their manufacturing systems, the machine builders from EMAG demonstrated their total know-how in this area, to ensure that they were ideally poised to receive the “Energy Efficiency Award” from ZF.

The results convinced the jury: EMAG’s competition entry was honoured as one of the “Top 5 Projects”.

January

2012

60 years of EMAG Salach

The plant in Salach, new at the time and today the EMAG Group's headquarters, was acquired in 1952.

January

2012

Jintan

The beginning of 2012 saw the first sod being cut in the construction of the EMAG production facility in Jintan. The works will become the most state-of-the-art machine tool manufacturing plant in China, where the Platform 2 machines for the Chinese market – designed and developed in Germany – will be built.

September

2011

EMAG develops the Platform 2

The machines of the Platform 2 are vertical turning centres that round off the product portfolio of the EMAG Group downward. The platform offers the choice to use a variety of technologies on the various machines covered by it.

June

2011

EMAG is honoured with the AAM award “Supplier of the Year”.

 AAM (American Axle, Mexico) has honoured the EMAG Group with its “Supplier of the Year” award for their outstanding performance in the areas of quality, service and delivery times. Particular mention was made of the superb assistance given during the production run-in. The dedicated engagement of all EMAG service personnel ensured that AAM  was able to meet the extensive demands made by their customers. Two further factors – a quick service response and the excellence of the service given – were also of decisive importance in being awarded the honour.

March

2011

EMAG is honoured with the "Daimler Supplier Award 2010"

Stuttgart, 18.03.2011 – on the occasion of its annual supplier conference – the “Daimler  Key Supplier Meeting” – at the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary in Stuttgart, Daimler honours their best suppliers with the “Daimler Supplier Award 2010”. As in previous years, the award goes to 13 sub suppliers covering the various categories of goods and services.

2010

EMAG introduces the complete-machining (grinding) of crankshafts on a single machine, using synchronous support grinding technology.

End 2010 - EMAG achieves a turnover of € 317 million.

October

2009

At the EMO in Milan EMAG introduces their Platform 250

The Platform 250 consists of three basic machines: The VL 5i, configured as a standard machine, is primarily aimed at the sub-contractor and the turned parts manufacturer. The VSC 250 is a front-operated production machine that can be customised to suit individual machining requirements. And the VLC 250 – a cross-operated vertical manufacturing system with focus on universality – is ideal for multi-technology applications.

May

2009

EMAG presents their synchronous support grinding technology for the first time.

Synchronous support grinding allows for the application of exceptionally high feedrates, which considerably shortens machining times. The machining time for gearshafts with a number of bearing seats, for instance, has thus been reduced by up to 70%.

2009

EMAG also acquired Dorner GmbH in 2009, which was then renamed to EMAG ECM GmbH.

September

2008

At the AMB trade fair EMAG introduces the VTC 315 DS for the simultaneous vertical grinding of shafts.

Compared to the traditional method, the machine uses two opposing spindles to 4-axis machine the vertically clamped workpiece. The normal forces cancel each other out, and optimal access to the workpiece is guaranteed. With its HL 1000 EMAG presents an oil hole drilling machine that allows for both soft and hardened crankshafts to be machined. 

August

2008

The VL with Y-axis

The VL is now also available with Y-axis. This allows for the machining of very complex geometries. The Y-axis ensures that off-centre milling and drilling operations no longer require special tools. This noticeably widens the application range of the VL. 

September

2007

EMAG receives the MM Award for Innovation for their VSC 400 WF.

At the EMO exhibition the combination machine VSC 400 WF from EMAG is given the MM Award for Innovation for best lathe work. The VSC 400 WF, developed in cooperation with EMAG’s subsidiary KOEPFER Verzahnungsmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, combines the technologies Turning and Gear Hobbing on a single machine. This makes it possible to manufacture large quantities of gears of the highest quality at minimum cost. NAXOS-UNION introduce their PM 2 Grinder for small crankshafts of up to 500 mm length at the EMO.

August

2007

Multi-technology machining of shafts

In the wake of the success achieved with the VSC DS series (turning and grinding of chucked components) EMAG introduces a machine for the multi-technology machining of shaft-type components. With the transfer of the technology combination turning+grinding  to the VTC series of machines EMAG becomes the first to offer all end machining processes for shaft-type components on a vertical machine: CBN grinding, hard turning and/or scroll-free turning.

May

2007

EMAG for the best manufacturing solution

With machines for chucked, shaft-type and cubic components the EMAG Group now offers optimal manufacturing solutions for almost every conceivable customer requirement. The product range covers everything from standard to customised special application machines. It is further complemented by the VSC 400 MODULAR, a series of machines that close the gap between standard and customised solution.

April

2007

Introduction of the HG 2

With its HG 2 External Cylindrical Grinder EMAG KARSTENS introduces an innovative, highly flexible concept for the precision machining of shaft-type components.

January

2007

Development of the PM 460

NAXOS-UNION presents the PM 460 Grinder for the machining of crankshafts up to a weight of 6 metric tons and a length of 6 m. The highest degree of contour accuracy and surface finish are achieved using the pin chasing method that NAXOS-UNION developed and in which the company is worldwide leader.

April

2006

The 1000th VL machine

EMAG delivers the 1000th VL. This makes the VL series one of the most successful products of the EMAG Group.

Early

2006

EMAG Holding GmbH assumes control of the EMAG Group

September

2005

September – At the EMO Hanover the complete product range of the EMAG Group is presented

In addition to turning und grinding machines the new combined vertical pick-up Turning and Machining Center VLC 400 MT; from EMAG KOEPFER: the new combined Turning and Hobbing Center VSC 400 DUO WF and the new VSC 400 PH gear profiling system for the Power Honing of hardened gears – both vertical pick-up machines with integrated automated workpiece handling.

Autumn  EMAG INDIA Ltd., Bangalore, establishes branch offices in Delhi, Pune and Chennai to offer a better service for existing and new customers.

End 2005 The EMAG Group employs approx. 2.000 staff worldwide in the service of its customers. This number is augmented by 200 trainees at EMAG's German locations.

May

2005

The German gear hobbing specialist KOEPFER, Furtwangen, becomes part of the EMAG Group.

 With this acquisition EMAG takes yet another gigantic step towards becoming the supplier of complete process streams now also in the field of gear hobbing.

Spring

2005

The EMAG Group expands

Further regional sales offices and EMAG market companies take up their duties in Cologne, Austria and Turkey.

August

2004

EMAG in Korea

To provide an efficient service for its Korean customers and to be able to canvass the local market more intensively, EMAG establishes the market company EMAG KOREA.

July

2004

EMAG in Denmark

The sales office EMAG Denmark, a regional branch of the market company EMAG Salach, takes up its duties.

January

2004

Restructuring of the EMAG group

Spin-off of EMAG REINECKER KARSTENS Technologie GmbH, Salach, for the optimal utilisation of the great variety of technologies now available for process stream production.  Spin-off of the market company EMAG Salach, to allow for even greater efficiency in the service for EMAG customers in south-western Germany.

October

2003

EMAG introduces LaserCell

At EMO in Milan, EMAG presents LaserCell, a completely new kind of production machinery for joining and laser welding multiple different parts to form assemblies.

September

2003

EMAG in Japan

The joint venture company EMAG TAKAMAZ is founded in Japan. Japanese engineers now look after their home market and service the EMAG machines already installed in Japan.

June

2003

EMAG in Mexico

The market company EMAG MEXICO is founded to ensure that regional EMAG experts can provide an efficient service for existing and prospective customers.

April

2003

EMAG LASER TECH is founded in Salach

This represents an important step forward in providing EMAG customers with further processes, together with the application of laser technology, for the manufacture of ready-to-install assemblies. The market company EMAG CHINA, Shanghai, is founded with the objective to intensively work the Chinese market and to use its experienced, highly qualified local staff in the service of its many customers.

2002

NAXOS-UNION becomes part of the EMAG Group

With the Frankfurt-based NAXOS-UNION, leading German manufacturer of crankshaft grinders, the EMAG Group expands its technological competence also in the machining of this range of workpieces.

2001

EMAG acquires HEILIG AUTOMATION

HEILIG AUTOMATION, Heubach, Germany, becomes part of the EMAG Group and its centre of excellence for automation equipment.

August

2000

KOPP becomes part of the EMAG Group

KOPP Werkzeugmaschinen, Neu-Ulm, a German specialist in the milling and grinding of high precision cams and camshafts, becomes part of the EMAG Group. 

July

2000

EMAG in Italy

The EMAG Group takes over its former agency in Italy and develops it into its market company ZETA EMAG.

September

1999

EMAG Leipzig machine factory is founded

PITTLER-TORNOS is taken over and incorporated into EMAG Leipzig Maschinenfabrik, which expands to become today's market company for the northern and eastern states of Germany.

Since 2005, EMAG Leipzig has also been the technology center for the machining of tubes and couplings.

January

1999

REINECKER becomes part of the EMAG Group

The German grinding machine manufacturer REINECKER, Ulm, specialist in internal cylindrical precision grinding of chucked components, becomes part of the EMAG Group.

September

1998

EMAG in India

EMAG INDIA in Bangalore is founded and takes up its duties in the service of the customers in this growing market. 

June

1998

The VSC 250 DDS is introduced

Introduction of the world's first combined Turning and Grinding Center (also based on the VSC design) with the new GRIND-FINISHING technology.

October

1997

KARSTENS becomes part of the EMAG Group

Incorporation into the EMAG Group of the German grinding machine manufacturer KARSTENS, a specialist in the external cylindrical grinding of shaft-type components. 

1994

Machine tool factory Zerbst becomes part of the EMAG Group

Acquisition of WEMA Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Zerbst, Germany, and its development into the central manufacturing facility of the EMAG Group.

1992

Introduction of the VSC, the world's first vertical turning center with pick-up spindle.

Development of the VSC machines into multifunctional/multi-tasking Production Centers.

1989

EMAG in Russia

The KP EMAG joint venture in Moscow is founded; now renamed EMAG OOO, this member of the EMAG Group handles all customers in Russia and the other CIS countries.

1980

EMAG in USA

Founding of a subsidiary in the USA. Today, EMAG L.L.C. operates from Farmington Hills, Michigan, taking care of the customers in North America and Canada.

1977

EMAG growth

Worldwide distribution of highly automated CNC turning cells and manufacturing systems for, in particular, the automotive industry and the oil industry.

1970

EMAG in France

Start of the co-operation with NODIER, France. Today, NODIER EMAG is part of the EMAG Group and market company for the customers in France.

1969

The first modular series

Introduction of a series of highly efficient, program-controlled, modular turning automatics. In the 70s the company enters the field of endworking.

1952

EMAG is re-established

Re-established in Eislingen, Baden-Württemberg, manufacturing lathes and special purpose machines. In 1969 move to Salach, today's Group headquarters.

1867

Founded in Bautzen, Saxony, as an iron foundry and engineering works.