Bühler Motor takes over Dornier Technologie Systems GmbH to become a system supplier for Electrical Aircraft Seats
Nuremberg, Germany, August 1, 2017 – Bühler Motor GmbH, a leading manufacturer of demanding mechatronic drive solutions with DC-/BLDC small motors and gear motors, actuators and pumps, is taking over Dornier Technologie Systems GmbH, Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany, experts in electronic and pneumatic components and systems for aircraft cabins, especially aircraft seats, with effect from August 1, 2017. The acquisition also includes the takeover of Dornier Technologie GmbH & Co. KG and Dornier Technologie Beteiligungs GmbH.
Bühler Motor and Dornier Technologie have already worked together in close cooperation and developed with PAXCOM an electric seat actuation system. “The takeover will make use of existing synergies, shorten decision-making pathways and, we are certain, further strengthen and expand our market position in the area of electrical aircraft seats. As a system supplier the Bühler Motor Group is now in a position, to offer seat manufacturers worldwide all electrical seat components from one source”, underlines Peter Muhr, CEO of Bühler Motor GmbH.
“With this takeover by Bühler Motor, I feel that Dornier Technologie and the team will be in the best of hands in the future, both technologically and commercially. As part of the Bühler Motor Group, Dornier Technologie will be able make full use of its global presence, with locations in Europe, Asia and North America”, adds Iren Dornier, sole proprietor of the Dornier Technologie companies to date.
The site at Uhldingen-Mühlhofen will continue to operate and will be developed into a center of competence for aviation.
About Bühler Motor
Bühler Motor stands for demanding, custom-made, and reliable mechatronic drive solutions. The company, which was founded in 1855 and has been owned by the Furtwängler family for over 120 years, is a German, medium-sized family company and, as a global Hidden Champion, combines tradition and innovation.
More than one of out every ten employees at Bühler Motor works in Research and Development. Our in-house sample shop and R&D department, combined with state-of-the-art test labs, enable Bühler to concentrate completely on quick and flexible development of customer specific drive solutions.
1,700 employees worldwide ensure successful development, industrialization and production of mechatronic drive solutions for mid- to high volume applications.
With ten locations on three continents and highly developed process competencies, Bühler Motor is able to fulfill all customer requirements for short transit times, quality, and on-time delivery at the required volumes. The company’s strategic markets include the automotive market, the healthcare equipment market, general industrial solutions in the fields of building automation, agriculture, transportation and seat actuation for aviation.