EMAG has acquired Scherer Feinbau (Alzenau, Germany), a specialist in manufacturing CNC vertical lathes and vertical shaft turning machines.
For over 40 years, Scherer has developed efficient production solutions for the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering and casting industries from metal cutting machining to parts handling and automation. Scherer has specialised in vertical CNC lathes for workpieces with turning diameters of between 160mm and 550mm and shaft turning centers for workpieces with turning diameters of between 250mm and 350mm. Scherer develops machines optimised for the efficient mass production of brake discs. The company’s two different machine platforms allow for easily automated production lines engineered to match the volume and factory layout of the customer.
Scherer’s CNC vertical lathes will now be marketed worldwide by all of the market companies within the EMAG Group. Scherer customers will also benefit from EMAG’s service network, with technicians available around the world. The benefit for EMAG is the continued expansion of its technological expertise.
Most notably, the years of experience that Scherer has in brake disc manufacturing, as Markus Herrbrüggen, CEO of the EMAG Group, noted: “Over the past few years, Scherer has developed robust solutions for the manufacturing of brake discs, which will continue to be vital for the future of the automotive industry across all types of drives. We expect new market opportunities and developments to come from this expertise. Today the EMAG Group is one of the few manufacturers that can cover the entire process chain, from soft to hard machining, with its production systems.”