25 Jul 2024

AUTOMATION FOR MANUFACTURING

ABB buys Dynamotive to expand its services offering

ABB is buying the Leicestershire-based engineering services firm Dynamotive to expand its service offering in low- and medium-voltage drives and motors. The sale terms have not been released.

Dynamotive, located in Coalville, designs, commissions and upgrades drives, motors and controls for industrial and marine applications, and for automotive test rigs. It has around 40 employees and has been privately owned until now. The company will be integrated into ABB’s Drives and Controls business and its owners will continue to work for ABB.

“The acquisition of Dynamotive will enable ABB to expand its service operations including upgrade and retrofit capabilities in low- and medium-voltage drives,” says Pekka Tiitinen, head of ABB’s Drives and Controls business. “Furthermore, it will help ABB to increase its sales of complete industrial motion packages, which include drives, motors, controls and related services. By combining Dynamotive’s service and engineering capabilities with ABB’s manufacturing capabilities and product know-how, we will better serve our customers.”

Dynamotive’s managing director, David Perkins, says he is excited about the opportunity to join forces with ABB. “We are confident that our customers and employees will benefit from the increased level and quality of services that we can offer them,’’ he adds. “Through this deal we will get better access to ABB’s drive, motor and control technology, as well as access to ABB’s global sales and service network.”

Dynamotive was founded in 1998 by former employees of Brush Automotive Test and Brush Industrial Controls. It serves industries including automotive and aerospace r&d, industrial and marine.