The Austrian automation specialist KEBA, which has its headquarters in Linz/Austria, has acquired a majority holding in DELEM B.V., a company based in the city of Eindhoven/Netherlands. DELEM is a leading player in the automation for the sheet metal machinery market. The contract for this acquisition was signed on February 26, 2013. So KEBA has greatly strengthened its position in the automation field and enters a new sector of industry sector.
DELEM B.V., which was founded in 1976, is one of the technological leaders in the sheet metal machinery automation area. And as Gerhard Luftensteiner, the KEBA AG CEO states: "We are delighted to have acquired DELEM, as it is a company that possesses extensive experience and excellent know-how in press brake automation and supplies outstanding solutions which are relied upon by leading machine manufacturers around the world."
DELEM is a global player and has an firm market position especially in Asia. The company has earned sales revenues in the past financial year of EUR 14,8 million (31.12.2012). At present, it has a workforce of 47.