The motor development center “Precision Motors Deutsche Minebea“ was founded in 1991 and is located in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany since 2000. The location has been growing soon and rapidly. Today it has more than 400 employees, mainly engineers and developers. Originally founded as a development center for hard disk drive motors, the company evolved into the beating heart of motor development within the international MinebeaMitsumi Group. As of October 1, 2019, the company name will be aligned to the central position within the group of companies: PM DM will be renamed to MinebeaMitsumi Technology Center Europe GmbH.
“As a part of the rebranding, the Technology Center Europe will take over many new areas of responsibility”, explains CEO and European Chief Executive Officer Joerg Hoffmann. „In addition to our current business activities, we will act as the central development base for various new products and technologies of MinebeaMitsumi.” The aim is to develop innovations faster and more effectively together with the European customers. In the future, the portfolio of the Tech Center will not only include drive systems, but also new product areas like LED backlights and sensor systems. The location will operate as the head development center for the 17 European production and development sites. Joerg Hoffmann faces the new challenges with confidence: “We have been working hard to reach our position and role within the corporate group, and the change of name is the next step in our growth course. We will reconcile the European locations as smooth as possible.” In this context, just in time for the beginning of this year’s IAA, a new European web presence had been launched at www.minebeamitsumi.eu/en.
But PM DM will not vanish into thin air. As branding, customers will still find the familiar and trusted logo on the respective products. Also in all the other business areas customers and partners can still count on the development center. The address as well as all terms and conditions remain unaffected. The Technology Center is still serving customers as a competent partner in all of the current business areas.