AMKmotion anniversary celebration 

AMKmotion hosted a large-scale summer party at its headquarters in Kirchheim unter Teck at the beginning of September to celebrate its 60th company anniversary in appropriate style. The event was well attended and the exuberant festivities went on into the night.

“Today the car park was transformed into a party zone,” said AMKmotion Managing Director Stefan Buchner, looking at the cheerful hustle and bustle and the smiling faces on the extensive festival area at the company headquarters in Kirchheim. 550 guests gathered at AMKmotion in glorious late summer weather to celebrate a special event: the company’s 60th anniversary.  

The drive specialists put together a varied programme for their employees and families, AMKmotion retirees, and guests from sibling company Arburg: a large buffet offered all kinds of epicurean delights, an ice cream van provided a perfect cooling option on a hot day, and a bouncy castle and human table soccer tournament – a game of giant table football – ensured lots of fun and exercise for young and old alike. Meanwhile guided tours of the production facilities gave visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in AMKmotion’s world of technology.

60 years of innovation

And speaking of technology from Kirchheim – it is used not just in mechanical engineering and plant engineering, but in racing, too: visitors were able to take a close-up look at the electric racing car of the Green Team – the University of Stuttgart Formula Student Team . The electric speedster accelerates from standstill to 100 kilometres per hour in a world record time of 1.461 seconds. On board: inverters made by AMKmotion specially designed for this application. “This great achievement clearly shows what is possible with our products, and it fits in perfectly with the series of innovative drive technology developments that have defined AMKmotion from the very beginning,” says Buchner.

It all began back in 1963, when Arnold Müller started developing and producing engines. Growth in subsequent years was based on a long series of groundbreaking innovations in the field of electrical drive and control technology along with constant advancement of the company. The world’s first continuously variable three-phase motors went into series production in 1967. In 1983, AMK became the first company to develop digital three-phase drive technology to series maturity – a technology that has since become established as the global standard. “From the very beginning, we’ve helped our customers become technology leaders,” says Buchner. “To this day, our solutions are precisely tailored to customer’s needs.” With a workforce of 500, AMKmotion has belonged to the Arburg family since 2021. The portfolio includes electric drive technology, control technology and industrial automation technology. In addition to its headquarters in Kirchheim unter Teck, AMKmotion has production sites in Weida (Thuringia) and in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, as well as twelve branch offices around the world.

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