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06 Jun 2013

Kollmorgen Expands Global Engineering, Manufacturing and Sales Footprint by Acquiring Leading Brazilian Motion Control Manufacturer


RADFORD, VA – June 6, 2013 –  Kollmorgen has acquired MCS Engenharia Ltda. MCS is a leading Brazilian-based manufacturer and system integrator of standard and customized high performance motion controllers and complementary motion control components. Established in 1983 and headquartered in Tamboré, São Paulo, Brazil, MCS is the largest domestic supplier of precision motion controllers. The company was also the first Brazilian-based motion control manufacturer. The acquisition combines both companies’ industry-leading expertise, technology and products, making Kollmorgen resources readily available to Brazilian machine builders and making MCS resources available to Kollmorgen customers around the world. Day-to-day operations at MCS will remain unchanged.

“Acquiring MCS enables us to incorporate the expertise and resources of a leading Brazilian manufacturer into the Kollmorgen portfolio while making Kollmorgen products and application expertise easily available in Brazil, reinforcing our commitment to delivering complete, best-in-class motion control and machine automation solutions and support to OEMs around the world,” said Ray Butler, Kollmorgen Vice President & General Manager, Americas.  “MCS has a technically savvy and service-oriented staff of 40, and is recognized throughout Brazil for its excellent after-sales support. MCS also has an experienced research and development team which collaborates with OEMs to engineer superior performing machines.  This level of service, experience and commitment provides instant synergy with Kollmorgen’s heritage of motion control design and application expertise, and our passion for providing OEMs with breakthrough solutions that are unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use.”

MCS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, with more than 15,000 controllers installed today.  MCS controllers are utilized broadly in many markets including:  machine tool, packaging, textile, metalforming, lens generation and specialty machines. In many cases MCS acts as solution provider by assisting OEMs develop and customize machines.

ABOUT KOLLMORGEN Kollmorgen is a leading provider of motion systems and components for machine builders around the globe, with over 70 years of motion control design and application expertise. Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use, giving machine builders an irrefutable marketplace advantage.