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KEB Automation and Brusatori Electric Motors Establish a New Governance

Michael Bauer | June 14th, 2022

KEB Automation acquires control of Brusatori Electric Motors; names Marco Sala managing director


Barntrup, GermanyJune 14, 2022 KEB Automation, a global provider of industrial automation solutions, today acquires a majority stake in Brusatori Srl, the Italian manufacturer of electric motors, and announces a new governance structure.

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Managing Director Marco Sala

Brusatori Electric Motors manufactures synchronous and asynchronous motor technology near Milan, Italy. In this partnership, KEB Automation will continue to work with the Brusatori family and the new managing director Marco Sala.

“As specialists in the medium- and high-range power of servo motors and high-torque motors, Brusatori Electric Motors is the ideal partner to integrate our product portfolio in terms of range and quality,” said Curt Bauer, Managing Director at KEB Automation.

“In the last 3 years, together with KEB, Brusatori Electric Motors has experienced international growth by bringing its expertise to new markets and applications,” said Antonio Brusatori, CEO of Brusatori Electric Motors. “I am sure that this partnership will bring further development of our solutions, which will be more integrated and competitive. I wish both companies a successful future.”

Marco Sala has more than 20 years of experience in components, industrial automation solutions, and process automation. After his experience at Siei Peterlongo (today Gefran) and at Mitsubishi Electric, he joined KEB Group in 2007, where he held strategic roles at the international level, introducing the technology and culture of automation and control. He is currently a KEB shareholder representative and a group business strategy manager.

“We have decided to take further strategic steps to consolidate the partnership that will allow us to offer greater technological value to our customers,” said Marco Sala. “Brusatori Electric Motors has been expertly run for several generations by the Brusatori family, achieving important growth results and establishing its brand in the electric motor market. My heartfelt thanks go to KEB and the Brusatori Partners for the trust shown to me. Ahead of us, we have a future of cooperation and synergies that will allow us to continue the path of growth and face the new challenges ahead, achieving important results, thanks to the collaboration of all Brusatori’s professionals.”

KEB Automation offers a complete suite of automation solutions for plastics machinery, woodworking, process technology, intralogistics, wind energy, and e-mobility applications. KEB’s interconnected solutions include HMIs, controls, drives, motors, gears, and brakes. Family-owned since 1972, KEB Automation Group has nearly 1,500 employees worldwide, twelve subsidiaries, and more than 50 partners.

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About Brusatori Srl

Brusatori Srl was founded in 1953 as a manufacturer of asynchronous motors. The company has since extended its production to DC and permanent magnet motors. From decades of experience developed in the field of Brushless permanent magnet motors, it has paved the way for renewable energy (wind power) and energy efficiency with ‘direct drive’ technologies for industrial automation.


About KEB America, Inc.

KEB America, Inc. is a North American manufacturer of industrial automation products for applications in the elevator, medical, packaging, and plastics industries. KEB America manufactures, assembles, and supports its suite of German-engineered controls, drives, motors, brakes, and clutches at its 150,000 sq. ft., ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. For more information, please visit

KEB America is a subsidiary of KEB Automation KG, a global provider of complete automation system solutions. Headquartered in Barntrup, Germany, KEB Automation KG has four global production sites, 12 subsidiaries, 50 partners, and 1,500 employees worldwide.

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