LISMAR AND THE KLEINKNECHT GROUP JOIN FORCES UNDER THE BURKE PORTER GROUP UMBRELLA.
Grand Rapids, Michigan. – August 14th, 2017– Burke Porter Group (BPG) a pre-eminent intelligent machine manufacturer announces today it has completed its transactions with LISMAR.
BPG serves the global automotive, industrial and energy markets and maintains 31 locations for manufacturing and service in markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas. BPG’s platform of companies include Kleinknecht Group, Universal Balancing, Cimat, Epic Equipment & Engineering, XL Machine, Korvis, Primatics and the Burke E. Porter Machinery Co.
LISMAR is the leading supplier in non-destructive testing (NDT), software, electronics and mechanics primarily in the steel industry. LISMAR also specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of roll inspection systems and roll grinder controls. The acquisition agreement provides for management continuity over the business activities.
Kleinknecht Group is a globally recognized producer of machine technologies for automotive powertrain testing, steel processing and other advanced engineered solutions with four locations in Germany. Kleinknecht Steel and Machine Tool Division specializes in EDT machines and technology upgrading of roll grinding machines.
LISMAR was acquired for the NDT technology and the worldwide market acceptance of the LISMAR roll inspection devices in roll-shops of steel and aluminum rolling mills. LISMAR will extend the activities in roll inspection business. Its office and manufacturing will remain in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel so there will be no change in the daily business or contacts. LISMAR will extend its activities in development of sophisticated roll inspection systems as main business and continue on the revamping of roll grinding machines. The products of Lismar fit perfectly into the portfolio of the Kleinknecht Group and vice-versa.
This combination BPG, Lismar and Kleinknecht leverages a unique complement of solution for the metals industry in products, engineering and scale providing our customer’s added technologies, greater service and extended global support.
Electrical Discharge Texturing (EDT Machines)
As the world's first manufacturer of EDT machines, Kleinknecht is utilizing linear motor technology to control electrodes for high-end EDT machines. We have a long track record of proven experience, developing controls and generator technology for EDT machines for over 40 years.
Kleinknecht plays a vital role in the manufacturer’s effort to create uninterrupted acceleration with new dual clutch transmissions. As general contractor for many turnkey installations, Kleinknecht’s test benches have become essential components of automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.