(Eisenbach, 01/24/2023) Morat Swoboda Motion GmbH appointed Dr. André Luhn (39 years old) to the post of managing director on January 1, 2023. The equal joint venture between Swoboda and the Franz Morat Group has been able to acquire many high-volume orders in recent years. As a result, the production facility commissioned in 2019 at the Nowa Ruda, Poland site will be expanded to 9,000 m² by the addition of a new production hall.
André Luhn: Many years of experience in the automotive and micromobility sectors
Luhn, who has a degree in industrial engineering, will strategically develop the organization of Morat Swoboda Motion further in line with established growth targets. “I look forward to the challenge of being part of the mobility revolution together with the team at Morat Swoboda Motion. In the coming years, we will successfully establish a number of new projects and technologies that will generate a great deal of added value for our customers,” said Luhn.
The industrial engineer who was born in Erfurt, Germany, began his professional career in engine development for a leading German car manufacturer. Luhn then moved to a publicly traded automotive supplier, where he supervised national and international management tasks in the Quality, Production, and Task Force Management departments. Most recently, Luhn held the position of senior vice president for the micromobility product segment at a renowned German automotive supplier.
Growth results in facility expansion at the production site in Poland
“The business development of Morat Swoboda Motion is very satisfactory. Based on the orders we have already acquired, we will almost quadruple our revenue by the end of 2026,” reported Luhn. At the production site in Nowa Ruda, the company primarily manufactures gear components for e-bike drives and e-automotive projects. “We will completely fill the new production hall within one to two years. This will make a supplementary production area of more than 4,500 m² available,” explained Luhn. The addition is already completed. “In order to be equipped for our further growth and future projects,” added Luhn, “we are already working on new production area concepts.”
Expansion of manufacturing technology spectrum through new projects
Due to the new series-production orders, the current technology spectrum consisting of gear hobbing, vacuum hardening, centerless grinding, hard turning, and continuous generating grinding will be expanded by the production processes of two-frequency inductive hardening, gear honing, spline rolling, and shot peening. The processing machines are intelligently interconnected by automation based on automotive standards. A large number of robots are responsible for machine loading, including loading and unloading the machine tools. This ensures streamlined and efficient production processes from incoming goods to the finished geared components.
About Morat Swoboda Motion:
Morat Swoboda Motion is an equal joint venture between the global companies Franz Morat Group and Swoboda. The core business of Morat Swoboda Motion, which was founded in 2018, is the development and production of innovative drive components and systems for all mobile electromotive applications. The young company has more than 70 employees and alongside the development site in Eisenbach, Germany, operates a production facility in Nowa Ruda, Poland. The production area of 4,500 m² there is currently being expanded to twice the size. Since the summer of 2022, Morat Swoboda Motion has been certified in accordance with IATF 16949, the global quality standard of the automotive industry.