Majority stake in Solin GmbH

20. Jan 2020

Baumann Automation acquired a majority stake in SOLIN GmbH in Munich on 01.01.2020.

The combination of SOLIN's processing expertise with battery testing and Baumann's automation know-how enables high-tech solutions for testing control units and in battery production.

Solin and Baumann

SOLIN GmbH and Baumann GmbH want to position themselves together on the market as manufacturers of test systems for testing electrical low-voltage and high-voltage components with control devices. End-of-Line testers are able to offer all the testing technology, including the test stations and contacting equipment. The two companies are collaborating to complement their product ranges. Baumann Automation can integrate additional test steps into its manufacturing processes and SOLIN gets access to expertise in assembly, handling and control technology.

Another goal is to jointly develop test benches that can be offered with little modification effort. In addition, test benches are to be manufactured as workshop testers, validation test benches or testers for second life batteries.

"We view battery testing technology as a major field for the future and in SOLIN, we are pleased to have found an experienced partner who will further strengthen our position with its process know-how," emphasises Dr Georg Baumann, founder and owner of Baumann Automation.

"With Baumann Automation at our side, we can now implement complete solutions. The geographical proximity is of great benefit to this collaboration," added Rainer Marquardt and Dr Tobias Vogel, the managing directors of SOLIN GmbH.

The managing directors summarised by saying,"we firmly believe that this combination will create added value for our customers through an expanded product portfolio and our global service team."

SOLIN GmbH will continue to operate for its customers under the trading name of SOLIN. SOLIN GmbH will not be subject to any restrictions whatsoever in its current or future customer relationships. The two managing partners of SOLIN GmbH, Mr Rainer Marquardt and Mr Dr. Tobias Vogel, will continue to act as managing partners for the company. The sole registered office will remain in Taufkirchen near Munich. 

Partnership between the two companies  

The new partnership between the two companies will serve international and renowned customers in the automotive and automobile supply industry in Germany, Europe, USA and China and other regions. With SOLIN GmbH, Baumann Automation wants to be a reliable and innovative partner for its customers, helping them to achieve their goals in the electromobility field of tomorrow.   

About Baumann Automation

Baumann develops and produces turn-key automation systems for customers from various international industries including the automotive suppliers, electronics and domestic appliances. Everything from a single source − from a stand alone robot cell to a fully automated production line.

With over 35 years of experience we know the market and recognise the latest trends and developments in industrial production, providing you with flexibility and efficiency gains and a competitive advantage in your industry. Future-oriented tasks such as autonomous driving, e-mobility, digitization or Industry 4.0 are the focus of Baumann's work.

Thanks to extensive cooperation with many customers, Baumann Automation is able to offer flexible, scalable and agile basic platforms. Clients have a wide choice of manufacturing methods, assembly systems, handling solutions and test systems, which, due to the modular design principle, can be integrated easily into production lines.

Today, the family-owned company employs over 630 people at its headquarters in Amberg. Service centers in China, Romania, Taiwan, the Philippines, the USA and Mexico ensure customer proximity worldwide. More than 4,000 robot cells and production plants are in use worldwide by customers in 22 countries. With an annual turnover of 90 million euros and an office and production area of ​​more than 20,000 square meters, Baumann Automation sets up for the future.

About SOLIN GmbH   

SOLIN GmbH is based in Taufkirchen near Munich and earns an annual revenue of approximately 7 million euros. For over 10 years now, the company has designed, developed and produced End-of-Line (EOL) testers for the emerging E-mobility market. Its business activity centres around test systems for use in a networked industry 4.0 environment:

  • flexible and efficient inline and EoL test systems for automated electrical testing of batteries, inverters and charging systems
  • Testers based on TWINCAT III and STEP7 automation suites
  • service, maintenance and repairs are a matter of course
  • use of modular and technologically mature measurement and testing technology. The systems are based on CAN, CAN-FD and LIN buses, as well as ETHERCAT for automation
  • On January 1, 2020, the company acquired, in addition to its existing space, a ground floor area that will be used in future as a laboratory and for pre-commissioning customer systems.
  • SOLIN's goal is to develop test systems for producing and evaluating electric powertrain components and to rank among the top 3 in Germany by 2023.  

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