EMG Automation GmbH

We are the world market leader in strip guiding and strip stabilization systems as well as thrusters.

As a globally operating mechanical engineering company, we are the market and technology leader when it comes to the optimum production of strip-shaped materials. We also inspire our customers with safety solutions for mining and logistics. With a total of 21 locations of our subsidiaries and associated companies, we are at home on all continents.

Our customers are companies from numerous industries that need a competent and reliable partner for the control and quality assurance of their production. With the software and hardware solutions of our business units, we stand for „Made in Germany“.

Our Metals business unit offers flexible, individually tailored total solutions for optimizing process and product quality in the metal and automotive industries. As the world market leader with over 75 years of experience, we focus – in addition to purely technical products – on expert advice, joint planning and intensive support for our customers right through to commissioning. Our aim is to provide our customers with optimum support in the form of low-maintenance, technically mature components and complete solutions. This enables them to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on end products.

For more than 90 years, the ELDRO® and ELHY® EMG thrusters of our Safety Components business unit have been in use all over the world: on crane systems and container gantry cranes in industrial ports as well as in conveyor belt systems in mining or on travel, slewing and hoist drives on bucket wheel or coal excavators in opencast mining. Their reliability and the continuous optimization and further development of all individual parts and assemblies guarantee the safe operation of braking systems to this day and thus form the basis for trouble-free and safe cargo handling. The ELDRO® and ELHY® brands set the technological standard in the industrial braking business.

With its brands BST, Nyquist, eltromat and Accuweb, our Flexible Materials business unit of BST GmbH sited in Bielefeld is one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of quality assurance systems for the web processing industries. Whether web guiding, web monitoring, color management, register control, automation, or process optimization and control – thanks to decades of experience, BST stands for first-class solutions. They are used in a wide range of industries: Printing and packaging industry, coating and converting applications, foil, rubber, and tyre manufacturing, as well as solar cell and battery manufacture.


Strip guiding systems




World wide: 1300

Germany: 800

South Westphalia: 400

Sales Volume

2022: 70 Mio. €



EMG Elektro Mechanik GmbH is founded


EMH Electromecânica e Hydráulica Ltd. Brazil is founded


Acquisition of Bielefelder Servo-Technik (BST) – today BST GmbH


Acquisition of the ELHY® brake fan business from the Treuhand and foundation of EMG-ELTMA Hebezeuge GmbH in Oschersleben. In addition to the Western industrialized countries, EMG is now also the market leader in the Eastern European countries.


Foundation of Elexis Elektroholding GmbH. It takes over the shares of EMG from Daimler Benz.


Foundation of EMG USA


EMG Elektro Mechanik GmbH now trades under the name EMG Automation GmbH


Foundation of EMG Automation (Beijing) Ltd. in China


Foundation of the sales and service company EMG Automation Private Ltd. in India


EMG Automation GmbH
Industriestr. 1

Phone +49 2762 612-0

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