21. June 2016
TGW acquires automation experts: CHM becomes TGW Robotics.
As of 20th June 2016, TGW Logistics Group acquires CHM Automatisierungstechnik GmbH located in Stephanskirchen in Germany. The experts of automation technology and robotics expand TGW’s portfolio and will be included into the TGW Group as a 100 per cent subsidiary: TGW Robotics.
The TGW Logistics Group stands for automated materials handling solutions. Together with their high-performing partner CHM Automatisierungstechnik GmbH a number of successful projects have already been and are being realised. The new TGW family member constructs and builds special machines, among them gantry robots and picker arms as well as special conveyor equipment. Also the controls of the robots including buckling arm robots is a crucial aspect of the new TGW unit’s scope of supply. These technologies are predominantly used in the palletising of cartons in production areas.
Expanded team for expanded know-how
The site in the German town Stephanskirchen will be secured on the long term. The positions of the Managing Directors will be assumed by Stefan Holzner and Robert Wagenstaller of the previous management team and by Albert Fercher who will take care of the commercial agendas on part of TGW. Also Tobias Czempinski will keep a leading role in the company. “CHM has established itself in the market and can offer enormous knowledge and know-how. Therefore, we will certainly keep the site in Stephanskirchen as well as the 60 employees. Together with the headquarters in Wels, strategic development projects especially in the area ‘automated single piece picking’ will be realised. The current business of automation solutions in production areas will be continued as well. TGW enters as long-term thinking, strategic investor and stands for continuity, stability, innovation and significantly improved growth opportunities,” says Harald Schröpf, Managing Director of TGW Logistics Group.
Georg Kirchmayr, President of TGW Logistics Group, is happy about this fruitful partnership: “We are convinced that the future belongs to robotics. And now, we do have the experts in house. We are looking forward to a successful teamwork and the next strategic developments towards our robotics future!”
Robert Wagenstaller, new Managing Director of TGW Robotics, adds: "We are very pleased to have found in TGW a very powerful and successful partner for our common future. With the integration into the TGW Group, we will expand our future options considerably and strengthen our site in Stephanskirchen near Rosenheim sustainably."