Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is with pride and pleasure that I announce that as of 4 October 2018 Kendrion Mechatronics Center GmbH has become part of Ilmenauer Mechatronik GmbH.

In July 2018, the Executive Board of the Kendrion group has decided to strategically realign the Business Unit Passenger Cars. Kendrion recognizes the excellent engineering capabilities, IP portfolio and competencies of Kendrion Mechatronics Center GmbH, especially in the domain of mechatronic drive systems and the determination of magnetic properties with the measuring and testing system MagHyst®. However, in the context of the strategic realignment, these skills and capabilities no longer fit Kendrion’s R&D profile.

We are pleased to announce that the long and successful tradition of mechatronic development in Ilmenau, established in 1992 by the founding of the Steinbeis Transferzemtrum Mechatronik, will be continued. The newly founded Ilmenauer Mechatronik GmbH has taken over the previous company, with all team members, IP, know-how and key assets.

We will continue to be available to you with the team you know and trust as a research and development partner for mechatronic drive systems and as a specialist in magnetic measurement technology.

We are looking forward to continuing our successful cooperation.

On behalf of the team of Ilmenauer Mechatronik GmbH,
Jörg Rönnert
Managing Director