German machine and tool manufacturer GROB says that it spent more than four years of intense R&D to established itself as a leading technical expert in the manufacture of electric powertrain systems. The GROB product portfolio now ranges from the complex stator, rotor and electrical machine assembly systems to complete electrical axle assembly systems.
The company is now investing around €10 million ($11 million) in its plant in Pianezza, Italy, and expand its workforce from 75 to 145. The plant, GROB’s fifth globally, will feature a 4,800-square-meter production space, as well as a showroom for GROB machine tools. The plant is scheduled to open in spring 2020.
“With its round wire insertion technology, GROB Italy covers an important area of the various winding procedures and perfectly supplements the winding technology of GROB-WERKE,” a GROB spokesperson said. “This has made the plant an important part of GROB Group’s electromobility expertise.”