As an investment company, MAX Automation has a very good portfolio of companies that promise growth and value enhancement. Our companies are gems of the German SME sector. The MAX Group has stable market leaders in established industries and niche champions that serve megatrends, such as GreenTec, MedTec or e-Mobility.

AIM micro systems GmbH

AIM Micro Systems GmbH, headquartered in Triptis (Thuringia) develops and produces technologies to manufacture opto-electronic modules and micro-optical components. Customers are primarily from the medical technology and sensor industries. The company is exemplified by its flexibility, speed, innovative strength, and high quality as well as its efficiency.

In optical systems technology, the company covers the areas of conventional optics (up to 30 mm in size), micro-optics, the MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems), product development, prototype construction, and series production.

Focus Technologies to manufacture opto-electronic
modules and micro-optic components
Locations Triptis
Founded 2012
MAX share / since 100 % / 2013
Employees (31/12/2020) 21 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Director Dr. Andreas Fischer

bdtronic GmbH

bdtronic GmbH, headquartered in Weikersheim (Baden-Württemberg), is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the area of 1K and 2K dipsensing techniques, hot riveting, plasma pretreatment, impregnation technology, and process automation. Interconnected processes ensure the highest standard of quality and reliability. This means our customers profit not only from bdtronic’s excellent technological expertise, but also from the company’s comprehensive know-how with respect to resins and their process characteristics.

bdtronic’s international customer base primarily includes companies from the automobile and electronics industries.

Focus Dispensing systems, impregnation systems, hot
riveting systems, low-pressure and atmospheric
plasma systems
Locations Weikersheim, Diepenbeek (Belgien), Monza
und Rieti (Italien), Lancashire (UK), Tulsa
(USA), Juarez Chihuahua (Mexiko), Suzhou (China)
Founded 2001
MAX share / since 100 % / 2004
Employees (31/12/2020) 456 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Director Patrick Vandenrhijn

ELWEMA Automotive GmbH

ELWEMA Automotive GmbH, headquartered in Ellwangen/Jagst (Baden-Württemberg), develops and produces innovative and highly flexible solutions in cleaning, testing, and assembly technology. The focus here is on engines, transmissions, and steering. The RPM suite uniquely combines all technological competencies.

This MAX subsidiary has a strong market position and is globally active in working with notable automobile manufacturers.

Focus Cleaning, testing, and assembly technology
Locations Ellwangen/Jagst, Monschau
Founded 2006
MAX share / since 100 % / 2013
Employees (31/12/2020) 194 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Director Oliver Merget

iNDAT Robotics GmbH

iNDAT Robotics GmbH, headquartered in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg (Hessen), is a specialist in robotics and production automation. This includes complex software applications as well as integrated plants that integrate robotics applications. The company develops and manufactures products such as standardized robot cells with a high degree of production flexibility used to deburr metallic parts or to stamp and adhere coated plastic parts.

Furthermore, iNDAT Robotics is a well-known specialist in complete assembly units on production lines and in integrated, automated plants (e.g. in automobile pressing plants). Its customer base includes well-known automobile manufacturers and suppliers, among others.

Focus Software applications and integrated plants for
robotics and production automation
Locations Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, Wolfsburg
Founded 1994
MAX share / since 100 % / 2015
Employees (31/12/2020) 119 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Director Peter Zoglowek

MA micro automation GmbH

MA micro automation GmbH, headquartered in St. Leon-Rot (Baden-Württemberg), specializes in automation solutions in micro-assembly. For medical industry the focus is on developing and constructing assembly systems for optical components such as lenses, prisms, lasers, and camera modules, as well as for medical devices such as contact lenses, tip&cups, insulin pens, and auto-injectors.

In doing so, MA micro automation meets the highest technological requirements with regard to assembly speed, precision, and quality and owns a GMP-certification (good manufacturing practices). Its well-known customer base includes notable OEM and Tier 1 companies from the medical industries.

Focus Assembly systems for optical components as well
as for medical devices, Micro assembly systems for
actuators, Sensors and optical systems
Locations St. Leon-Rot, Singapur
Founded 2010
MAX share / since 100 % / 2013
Employees (31/12/2020) 183 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Director Joachim Hardt

Mess- und Regeltechnik Jücker GmbH

Mess- und Regeltechnik Jücker GmbH, headquartered in Dillingen (Saarland), plans, develops, delivers, and services measurement and control systems as well as drive and automation systems. Jücker operates as a special supplier of software and control technology and has an excellent reputation as a systems integrator and control system provider for complex automation processes.

As a supplier to the MAX subsidiary NSM Magnettechnik in Olfen, Jücker serves customers in the automobile industry in particular. Customers at the Dilligen location come from the chemical and steel industries as well as power plants, smelters, cement factories, and transport technology companies.

Focus Measurement and control systems as well as
drive and automation systems
Locations Dillingen, Olfen
Founded 1986
MAX share / since 100 % / 1998
Employees (31/12/2020) 93 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Director Jens Ohnholz

NSM Magnettechnik GmbH

NSM Magnettechnik GmbH, headquartered in Olfen (North Rhein-Westphalie), is a leading technological system provider of high-speed handling systems for metal. In so doing, NSM handles the construction, production, and distribution for developing and constructing customer-specific conveyor systems and special purpose machines in the Food & Beverage (can making, beverage filling) and Automotive & Steel (car body construction, steel construction) sectors..

As a market and technology leader, NSM stands at the side of its customers operating globally in numerous product areas with future-oriented and reliable automation systems.

Focus High-speed handling systems for metal, in
particular in the areas of press and packaging
automation as well as conveyor systems
Locations Olfen
Founded 1959
MAX share / since 100 % / 1990
Employees (31/12/2020) 218 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Director Jens Ohnholz


Vecoplan AG, headquartered in Bad Marienberg (Rhineland-Palatinate), is a leading manufacturer of machines and systems to shred, feed, and treat wood, biomass, plastics, paper, and other materials, as well as household and industrial waste. These systems and components are developed, produced, and distributed worldwide with an export ratio of 90% by Vecoplan. With its technologically ambitious solutions, this MAX subsidiary is a market leader in the industry.

At its headquarters in Bad Marienberg, Vecoplan operates one of the largest and most modern technology centers in the world for the environmental and recycling industry. The company’s customers come primarily from the wood and recycling industry, the disposal industry, as well as the paper and plastic industries.

Focus Machines and systems to shred and treat
primaryand secondary raw materials
Locations Bad Marienberg, Vienna (Austria),
Birmingham (UK), Bilbao (Spain), High Point,
North Carolina (USA), New Albany, Indiana (USA)
Warszawa (Poland)
Founded 1969
MAX share / since 100 % / 1995
Employees (31/12/2020) 484 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Directors Werner Berens (CEO)

Michael Lambert (CFO)

IWM Automation GmbH

IWM Automation GmbH, based in Porta Westfalica (North Rhine-Westphalia), Bermatingen (Baden-Württemberg) and Katowice in Poland, was an established specialist in special machine construction. A major field of activity was the development and manufacture of partially and fully automated assembly lines for transmissions, clutches and steering systems.

The companies’ operations were discontinued as of December 31, 2019 (Bermatingen) and September 30, 2020 (Porta-Westfalica). Remaining projects are still being processed. Operations in Poland will be discontinued in 2021.

Focus Assembly, welding, conversion, modulation,
and testing technology
Locations Porta Westfalica,
Katowice (Polen)
Founded 1978
MAX share / since 100 % / 1998
Employees (31/12/2020) 24 (incl. Trainees)
Managing Director Torsten Meyer

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