Voith to acquire stake in motor company

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is planning to acquire 70% of the shares in the Austrian electric motor manufacturer ELIN Motoren GmbH. A corresponding purchase contract was signed on December 20, 2019. ELIN Motoren GmbH is a global company in the area of electric motors and generators and provides customized solutions for industrial applications.

The closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur at the beginning of the second quarter 2020 and is subject to regulatory approvals and meeting other usual closing conditions. Both parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.


 is the technology leader in drive technology in many industries. The portfolio of ELIN Motoren is an excellent addition to our industrial drive solutions and supports our position as a technology-independent supplier of drive systems. With the 125 years of experience of ELIN Motoren, we will achieve a significant advantage for our customers in drivetrain electrification,” says Dr. Uwe Knotzer, President & CEO of 




ELIN Motoren GmbH manufactures electric motors and generators on large and small scale as well as customized solutions for industrial applications. ELIN Motoren GmbH focuses on electric machinery, low- and medium-voltage motors and generators especially for wind energy as well as decentralized energy generation. With its product portfolio, ELIN Motoren GmbH serves the target markets wind energy, plastic, tunnel construction and mining, oil and gas, plant engineering as well as power plants.

“Like ELIN Motoren, 


, as a long-standing and globally positioned expert in the drive technology sector, follows a digitalization strategy for industrial applications. With the future collaboration between the companies, we will be able to offer our customers, especially in this sector, optimized, integrated concepts ranging from consulting, prototype development to production and service,“ emphasizes Wolfgang Landler, CEO of ELIN Motoren GmbH.

ELIN Motoren GmbH was founded in Weiz, Austria, in 1892, where the company’s headquarters are located today. The company employs around 900 people and generates a turnover of approximately 120 million euros. ELIN Motoren GmbH produces in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Hungary, and its customers include well-known manufacturers from various industries worldwide.