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FFG Europe & Americas acquires MHD gear shaping and bevel gear machining solutions

Eislingen, April 2018 - FFG Europe & Americas, the Eislingen based machine tool group with renowned German, Swiss and Italian brands like MAG, VDF Boehringer, Hessapp, Modul, Jobs, Tacchella, Pfiffner and others, is broadening its portfolio for gear manufacturing solutions. In March, the group acquired the bevel gear generating and gear shaping machines of the Chemnitz/Germany based gear technology and retrofit specialists MHD. FFG Europe & Americas took over all assets of the company, including the exclusive rights for all products and intellectual property, enhancing the offerings for hobbing and form milling of the MODUL brand and the MAG cold forming portfolio formerly marketed under the Ex-Cell-O brand.


The Chemnitz based company MHD was founded in 1990 and developed from a machine tool sales agency to a service provider for various gear hobbing products and finally a manufacturer of bevel gear generating and gear shaping machines. The products cover straight bevel gear applications up to 350 mm diameter as well as internal and external gear shaping of wheels and shafts. The products have close ties to the MODUL brand in Chemnitz, some of them are partly based on original MODUL knowhow. The acquisition extends FFG’s capacities as full technology provider for soft machining of geared workpieces in various shapes, sizes and complexities for the automotive, engineering, agricultural, material handling and other industries.

The business and machine series of MHD will be continued under the MODUL brand at FFG Europe & Americas. The group plans to strengthen innovation, market reach, service and retrofit for the MHD and other products. At the AMB show in Stuttgart this September, visitors will have the chance to learn more about the joined capabilities and the new MODUL power skiving machine. 

With various traditional manufactureres of milling, turning, gear making, grinding and automation products, and a global manufacturing and service base, FFG Europe & Americas has a wide technology portfolio in the metal cutting business. Within the last ten years, the structures and portfolio were built up to serve a wide customer base as full technology provider with a global presence.



About FFG Europe & Americas

The FFG entities in Europe and the Americas unite major players from the German, Italian, Swiss and American machine tool industry with a broad range of milling, turning, grinding, and gear manufacturing technology, and the knowhow of the renowned machine tool brands VDF Boehringer, Hessapp, IMAS, Jobs, MAG, Meccanodora, Modul, Morara, Pfiffner, Rambaudi, Sachman, Sigma, SMS, Tacchella and Witzig & Frank.

Since 1798, these brands have substantially contributed to the progress in industrial manufacturing and are well known as reliable and innovative equipment and systems solutions suppliers for the automotive and truck, aerospace, machine building, general machining, railway industry, energy and heavy engineering industries.

While being an independent group, these entities benefit from the strengths and opportunities of the global Fair Friend Group. They stand for premium technology within FFG.


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FFG Europe & Americas                 
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