Güdel, a supplier of linear, drive and system technology, has acquired Sumer, a French manufacturer of high-performance planetary gearboxes. This extends the range of Güdel products for linear motion. The new company operates under the name of Güdel Sumer.
Güdel’s strategy is to provide a comprehensive line of components, products, modules and completely, vertically integrated linear motion technology from a single source. Planetary gearboxes from Güdel Sumer have precision load sharing attributes for extreme radial/axial loads to eliminate backlash for processes with dynamic kinematics.
Combined, Güdel Sumer has access to new markets and additional growth opportunities. Mr. Nicolas Laval, a Sumer veteran of long-standing is CEO of the new subsidiary. Growth in commercial operations and workforce expansion are priorities under his leadership.
This acquisition merges two family-run companies that share common values, such as individual responsibility, sustainability, innovation and quality.
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