FFG acquires MHD gear-machining solutions

FFG Europe & Americas, the Eislingen-based (www.ffg-werke.com) machine tool group with a variety of German, Swiss and Italian brands (including MAG, VDF Boehringer, Hessapp, Modul, Jobs, Tacchella, Pfiffner and others), is broadening its portfolio for gear-manufacturing solutions.

In March, the group acquired the bevel-gear-generating and gear-shaping machines of the Chemnitz-based gear technology and retrofit specialist MHD.

FFG Europe & Americas took over all assets of the company, including the exclusive rights for all products and intellectual property, enhancing the offerings for hobbing and form milling of the Modul brand and the MAG cold forming portfolio formerly marketed under the Ex-Cell-O brand.

MHD was founded in 1990. It developed from a machine tool sales agency into a service provider for various gear-hobbing products and finally a manufacturer of bevel-gear-generating and gear-shaping machines. Its products have close ties to the Modul brand in Chemnitz, and some of them are partly based on original Modul know-how.

The acquisition extends FFG’s capacities in the soft machining of geared workpieces in various shapes, sizes and complexities for the automotive, engineering, agricultural, material handling and other industries.

The business and the machine series of MHD will be continued under the Modul brand at FFG Europe & Americas. Visitors to the AMB show in Stuttgart this September will have the chance to see the new Modul power skiving machine.