Automation and quality assurance solutions by the technology leader

Company profile

EMG Automation GmbH, a company of the elexis group of companies, is the specialist for the development and supply of automation and quality assurance solutions for production processes as well as for safety components for heavy duty logistics ELDRO® & ELHY®. With our global presence, we create the perfect basis for our customers' success. True to our motto "Perfecting your Performance", our primary goal is to convince both customers and employees through outstanding performance and trusting, cooperative partnerships.

We sell customer benefits

EMG has over 75 years of experience. Through constant, consistent new and further development of our products, we make a decisive contribution to the competitiveness of our customers. Our innovative manufacturing technologies, combined with the highest quality standards, form the basis. The result is state-of-the-art, customised applications - complemented by competent advice and individual service. Values such as trust, honesty and constructive cooperation at eye level are particularly important to us.   


It is our declared goal to become better and better. In addition to the continuous further development of our products, we are constantly working on the development of innovative solutions. To implement new product ideas, we work closely with our customers and - depending on requirements - also with research institutions, universities and specialised industrial partners. 

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Under the EMG and MESACON brands, our Metal business unit offers you flexible, individually tailored total solutions for optimising your process and product quality. As a world market leader and company looking back at over 75 years of experience, we focus not only on the technical products themselves but also on expert advice, joint planning and intensive support of our customers up to commissioning.

Our aim is to provide our customers with optimum support in the form of low-maintenance and technically mature components and complete solutions, allowing them to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on end products.

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Safety components for heavy-duty logistics ELDRO® & ELHY®

Safety components for heavy-duty logistics ELDRO® & ELHY®

Our Safety components for heavy-duty logistics business unit aims at developing the perfect solution for every kind of application. With the brand EMG, we have a product portfolio that can fulfil any type of customer requirements for any industry and ambient conditions, covering any installation size and position, as well as power and velocity demands. Every single day, our customers entrust us with the safety of their assets and goods. We want to honour this trust by delivering 100% diversity, 100% quality, 100% longevity and 100% fail-safety.

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EMG - Perfecting your Performance

EMG is your partner whose products and solutions enable you not only to achieve your own goals, but to exceed them.



EMG's quality assurance systems ensure that manufacturing companies worldwide sustainably minimise their waste. This saves resources and contributes to CO2 reduction.


Intelligent Solutions

EMG strip guiding systems enable you to react highly flexibly to the ever-changing demands of a globally networked economy through high quality automation and trouble-free production processes.


100 % Safety

EMG safety components are a decisive basis for the fact that more and more goods can be moved in ever faster cycles at the goods handling centres of this world - without compromising on safety.


EMG - Perfecting your Performance

With comprehensive advice at eye level, customised solutions for the most demanding requirements and individual service without ifs and buts.



EMG Elektro Mechanik GmbH is founded as a subsidiary of the National Automobile Company (NAG), a wholly owned subsidiary of AEG.   


EMG Elektro Mechanik GmbH's first trend-setting milestone bears the ELDRO® trademark. Six employees prepare the production of the electrohydraulic lifting devices. At the start of production in 1947, there are already 25 employees.


Establishment of a laboratory: This was a prerequisite for the development of new device designs and the successful opening up of the market of western industrial nations by EMG. 

1951 until 1960

In 1951, the first Föttinger converter with 800 hp transmission power leaves the factory. In 1952, the first fully automatic gearbox was developed. In 1953, the development and production of electrohydraulic controls is added to the EMG programme. 1960 EMG takes over product responsibility for the DREHMO® actuators, which have already been manufactured since 1948, and begins series production.  


With the foundation of EMH Electromecânica e Hydráulica Ltd. Brazil, the demand of the South American market for electromechanical and electrohydraulic components will be covered promptly.  


Acquisition of Bielefelder Servo-Technik (BST) - today BST GmbH - and entry into web guiding with mechanical and servo components in the non-metal sector. BST's worldwide distribution network is complemented and expanded by EMG specialists.


Takeover of the ELHY® thrusters business from the Treuhand and foundation of EMG-ELTMA Hebezeuge GmbH in Oschersleben. In addition to the Western industrialised countries, EMG is now also the market leader in Eastern European countries. 


BST enters the tyre market and founds Elexis Elektroholding GmbH. It takes over the shares of EMG from Daimler Benz.  


Foundation of EMG US.


Outsourcing of the actuator business to DREHMO GmbH. 


EMG-ELTMA Hebezeuge Oschersleben GmbH is merged with EMG and now trades as EMG Elektro-Mechanik GmbH Werk Oschersleben. 

The headquarters of the parent company elexis AG is relocated to Wenden.


EMG Elektro Mechanik GmbH now operates under the name EMG Automation GmbH. 


On 24 June 2006, EMG celebrates its 60th anniversary. Foundation of the sales and service company EMG Automation (Beijing) Ltd. in China.


Foundation of the sales and service company EMG Automation Private Ltd. in India. 


Expansion of the production and working area at the Wenden site with a new production hall and an office building. 


The old assembly hall at the Wenden site is demolished and replaced by a new, 4200 m² modern hall. The gatehouse is being modernised and a canteen is being set up. 


EMG officially receives certification as a family-friendly company.  


Together with Ingo Koesfeld and Jürgen Simon, the new CEO Dr. Rolf Merte forms the new management of EMG Automation GmbH.  


Alexander Heck (left) is the new chairman of the management board of EMG Automation GmbH, which also consists of Ingo Koesfeld (centre) and Jürgen Simon (right).

100 % acquisition of MESACON Messelektronik GmbH, Germany 


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