More opportunities after acquisition

Rico Heinz, Managing Director of S. Dunkes GmbH Maschinenfabrik: "Macrodyne shares the same values as we do. The Canadians have exceeded our expectations for a company we can partner with." © Dunkes
Rico Heinz, Managing Director of S. Dunkes GmbH Maschinenfabrik: "Macrodyne shares the same values as we do. Canadians have exceeded our expectations for a company to partner with." © Dunkes

Dunkes GmbH has found a new owner in Macrodyne Technologies Inc, the largest manufacturer of hydraulic presses in North America. Under S. Dunkes GmbH – A Macrodyne Company, the tradition of the Swabian company will be carried into the future and the product portfolio will be meaningfully expanded. As a result of the merger, Dunkes rises to the top class of press manufacturers worldwide.

S. Dunkes GmbH, based in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany, began manufacturing pneumatic assembly and riveting machines in 1960, the year the company was founded. Today, the company has grown to become one of the most respected German manufacturers of hydraulic presses with an impressive portfolio.

The southern German press manufacturer is widely known in the industry for offering more than just a standard solution. For over 60 years, customers have relied on Dunkes to deliver customized straightening, joining and forming solutions that meet very specific requirements.

Macrodyne has been supplying customers worldwide with custom hydraulic presses, press lines and die handling, including automation, from its two manufacturing facilities in Canada since 1990.

Macrodyne and Dunkes are highly trusted in their industries and markets. Together, the merged company will offer valuable expertise in an extensive portfolio of hydraulic presses for a variety of applications, with presses ranging from 100 to 300,000 kilonewtons.

“We decided to pursue Dunkes GmbH’s growth strategy through an acquisition because we believe a larger company will enable us to offer a broader product range and more depth in specialized areas,” said Rico Heinz, CEO of Dunkes GmbH. “Macrodyne shares the same values as we do. The Canadians have exceeded our expectations for a company with which we can partner. This new relationship will continue and enhance our tradition of excellent service and deep expertise, and create an environment that our customers will want to continue to be a part of,” added Heinz.

“Dunkes is a perfect fit for the Macrodyne family of companies,” confirmed Kevin Fernandes, president and CEO of Macrodyne Technologies. “The strong customer-focused culture, cutting-edge technologies and world-class customer base in Europe help both companies with our international expansion plans.” The Dunkes acquisition expands Macrodyne’s portfolio and expands its European manufacturing capabilities and services.

Dunkes will remain an independent entity with the familiar management team. S. Dunkes GmbH – A Macrodyne Company becomes part of Macrodyne Technologies Inc. Macrodyne and Dunkes customers will have access to the full range of products and services offered by both companies.

About Dunkes GmbH
S. Dunkes GmbH is a leading global supplier of solutions in forming, straightening and joining technology. The southern German press manufacturer designs and manufactures high-quality hydraulic presses up to 3,000 tons for forming and assembly technology in standard hydraulic, servo-hydraulic or servo-spindle technology. Applications include general assembly tasks, wheelset assembly and disassembly, stamping, deep drawing, punching, hydroforming and tryout processes. In addition, customized riveting and straightening presses are manufactured for simple manual processes, fully automatic and autonomous straightening processes. Behind this are more than 60 years of experience and over 12,000 pneumatic and hydraulic presses delivered.

About Macrodyne Technologies Inc.
Macrodyne Technologies Inc. designs and manufactures heavy, high-quality hydraulic presses weighing up to 30,000 tons, fully automatic hydraulic press lines, and tool handling equipment for dies and molds weighing more than 100 tons. Macrodyne manufactures custom hydraulic presses and press lines for general metal forming applications, hot forming, deep drawing, forging, extrusion, coining, die forging, hydroforming, elastoforming, superplastic forming, compression molding, laminating, rubber molding, stretch forming and more. The equipment is used in manufacturing processes for a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer goods, defense and construction.