History of MAX Automation

From an investment company to a decentralized high-tech mechanical engineering group

2018

MAX Automation AG changes corporate structure to the Societas Europaea (SE) legal structure

Purchase of 51% share in Cisens Automation Shanghai Co., Ltd. and name changed to MAX Automation (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; option to gradually increase share to 100% by 2023

2017

Purchase of a minority interest in Essert GmbH, Ubstadt-Weiher with an option to gradually increase the share to 100% by 2023

MAX North America Inc. founded in Atlanta, USA

2015

Closed a long-term syndicated loan in the amount of EUR 150 million with a bank consortium managed by Commerzbank

MAX share changed to the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange located in Frankfurt/Main

Acquisition of 100% of iNDAT Robotics GmbH, Ginsheim-Gustavsburg

2013

Acquisition of the AIM Group with the 4 operative companies of Elwema Automotive GmbH, Rohwedder Macro Assembly GmbH, MA micro automation GmbH (formerly Rohwedder Micro Assembly GmbH), and AIM Micro Systems GmbH, and thereby entry of the new anchor shareholder, the Günther Group, via the purchase of a 29.9% voting share in share capital

2005

Company name changed to M.A.X Automation AG

2004

Acquisition of 100% of bdtronic GmbH, Weikersheim (formerly BARTEC Dispensing Technology)

2003

M.A.X. Holding AG listed in the General standard of the German Stock Exchange

Company headquarter of M.A.X. Holding AG moved from Munich to Dusseldorf

1998

Acquisition of 100%, respectively, of IWM Automation GmbH, Porta-Westfalica and Mess- und Regeltechnik Jücker GmbH, Dillingen as well as FAWEMA Maschinenfabrik GmbH (sold in 2006)

1997

Acquisition of 100% of the Altmayer Group (sold in 2015)

1996

Acquisition of the remaining 50% of NSM Magnettechnik GmbH, Olfen and acquisition of 100% of DMA Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH (sold in 2002)

1995

Acquisition of 100%, respectively, of Vecoplan AG, Bad Marienberg (formerly Vecoplan Maschinenfabrik GmbH) and Dumser Metallbau GmbH (sold in 2001)

1994

May 1994, IPO of M.A.X. Holding AG with placement of 60,000 ordinary shares in the regulated market on the Frankfurt/Main and Munich stock exchanges.

1993

Acquisition of 100%, respectively, of the Nau Group (last shares sold in 2015) as well as the Euroroll Dipl.-Ing. K.-H. Beckmann GmbH (sold in 2014)

1990

Acquisition of 50% of NSM Magnettechnik GmbH, Olfen

Foundation of M.A.X. Holding Aktiengesellschaft on June 1, 1990 as an investment company for medium-sized companies (registered on the Munich Commercial Register on May 8, 1991)

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