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Simply innovative

Our company history

To support our customers’ success, we invest in innovations and ensure our products’ effectiveness through quality and service. By expanding our global presence, we are opening up new markets and paving the way for continuous growth.

Company-orientated thinking and action unites all areas of ELWEMA. By working in a solution-oriented, sustainable and trustworthy manner, we have been able to expand our corporate success in recent years and also fulfil our social and environmental responsibilities.

Founded as Ellwanger Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH

Engineering office for design services with fixture and assembly technology

Increase in capacity and internationalisation

Construction of own production and manufacturing areas at the current site

Expansion of product portfolio: Testing technology

Enhancement of products and processes in assembly technology with testing technology for leak and function testing equipment

Global expansion

Development of the first flexible assembly modules and integration in production lines (Australia, Brazil, Hungary)

Site expansion

Expansion of current site to include new production areas and an office building

Name changed to ELWEMA Automotive Gmbh

Transition from a family-owned company to a corporate group

Expansion of product portfolio: Cleaning, testing technology, assembly

Development of new machine generation to RPM® Suite for interface reduction and assumption of process responsibility

Foundation of AIM corporate group

Expansion of company group to enhance and increase portfolio

Integration of AIM with MAX Automation

Integration into the MAX corporate group with other companies, development for global technology and industrial plant suppliers

Steam cleaner innovation

Development of resource-efficient and eco-friendly cleaning technology


Development of processes and systems for e-mobility


Introduction of virtual commissioning to shorten lead times and increase process reliability

Focus on new technologies and markets

Tapping into new technologies and markets (battery, hydrogen cells and new non-automotive markets)

Site opening in USA

Increase of local presence to strengthen service offering