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CHIRON Group acquires spindle and fixture specialist in Croatia

HSTEC is a system partner for innovative spindle drive technology for CNC machine tools, for fixtures as well as for spindle services and repairs

Acquisition as part of the global growth strategy expands capacity of the CHIRON Group and completes competencies through insourcing of the key component motor spindle
New company CHIRON Croatia with headquarters in Zadar is led by Managing Director Mladen Šarlija

The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, Germany, is consistently pursuing its global growth strategy in 2022 and today announced the acquisition of 90 percent of the Croatian company HSTEC.

The name HSTEC stands for High Speed Technique, for system competence in the development, design and manufacture of high-speed motor spindles for demanding machining operations. Clamping devices for machine tools and automation solutions complete the portfolio. In addition, HSTEC is a leader in spindle services and repairs for its own products and spindles from other manufacturers.

With the acquisition, the CHIRON Group expands its capacities and strengthens three areas of competence: the holistic development, production and assembly of the key components motor spindles and turning spindles for the group's machining centres. Turnkey projects can be designed even better along customer-specific specifications with the workpiece clamping devices from HSTEC. In addition, the CHIRON Group is expanding its services worldwide to include the repair, overhaul and optimisation of all motor spindles in existing machines.

With the future CHIRON Croatia, the CHIRON Group is present in Eastern Europe with another company of its own, can support customers in the region even better and will successively develop the location in Zadar. The more than 100 employees, 25 of them in engineering alone, increase the number of employees in the group worldwide to around 1,900.

The previous CEO, Mladen Šarlija, has been appointed Managing Director of CHIRON Croatia. HSTEC's agencies in Germany, the USA and China will remain in place, as will the representative offices of Balluff, Bosch Rexroth, Hofmann and Mitutoyo for the Croatian market.

HSTEC will be continued as a brand and will be part of the CHIRON Group brand network: CHIRON, STAMA, FACTORY5, CMS, GREIDENWEIS, HSTEC.
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