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Global Electric Motor Production Expansion at Dunkermotor

November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Dunkermotoren electric motor production Subotica Serbia

Photo: Edward Molnar, Magyar Szó

Exciting new things continue to happen in the Dunkermotor world. Today, a story about Dunkermotoren’s expansion into a new fractional horsepower electric motor production facility in Subotica, Serbia appeared in the international press. After starting initial Serbian production in a 1500 square meter rented space just a year and a half ago, the company has moved into a new 4000 square meter building in the new Subotica Free Zone in which it became the first foreign investor.

The director of the factory, Acts Caba, said that Dunkermotoren’s initial production facility of 1500 square meters, was leased at the end of January 2011, and thanks to the agility of local government and the good organization of the company, the first motors were produced a month later. The new facility was constructed in just three months and now accommodates 70 employees and another 30 will be trained for increased motor production there at a rate of about 4000 motors per week. Volker Brunner, the managing director of Dunkermotoren’s Serbian production facility noted it is planned to provide from 7 to 10% of Dunkermotoren’s motor output. The Subotica facility is one more element in Dunkermotor working more closely with customers’ international expansion by being able to offer global capabilities with local access.

Dunkermotoren electric motor production expansion Subotica Serbia

Photo: Edward Molnar, Magyar Szó

Nikolaus Graf, managing director of Dunkermotoren GmbH, noted that the new facility will allow for further expansion and long-terms plans for development in Serbia. Matt French, vice president and general manager of Dunkermotoren’s parent company, AMETEK Precision Motion Control, observed that the new facility will help accommodate the company’s further global expansion. Within the new facility, Dunkermotoren also opened a development center which employs seven engineers who studied at the Technical College in Subotica, and who are now working to develop new products across the group.

 

The opening ceremony was also attended by German Ambassador Wilhelm Heinz and the Mayor of Subotica, Modest Dulic. These videos produced by the Serbian news media will give you a look into the new facility.

Coincidentally, a new group of international flags appeared at AMETEK Precision Motion Control’s new headquarters in Kent, Ohio.
AMETEK Precision Motion Control headquarters international flags

Matt French, vice president and general manager of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, as reported by Kent Patch, said the flags were installed this week and represent the nine countries where the company has manufacturing operations that report back to Kent.

Today, more than ever, it is important for globally-focused OEMs to be able to work with motor suppliers who can supply them locally wherever their production facilities may be and that is one of the other unique capabilities that Dunkermotor and its sister companies within AMETEK Precision Motion Control can provide.

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John Morehead is an experienced marketing, sales and business development leader. He’s passionate about motion control and advanced motor technology and shares that enthusiastically with those he encounters and many more through his myriad marketing initiatives. This blog is one more tool to be able to spread the word about news, information and insights on the motion control, electric motors, drives and automation fields. Your comments or questions on posts are welcome.

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