JAKOB Antriebstechnik GmbH

JAKOB Antriebstechnik GmbH

Daimlerring 42, 63839 Kleinwallstadt, Germany

AboutJAKOB Antriebstechnik GmbH

In 1971, Ludwig Jakob founded the company JAKOB Maschinenteile as a part-time job in Kleinwallstadt. Two years later, JAKOB produces resolver measuring gears and simple bellows couplings with feather key connections. A year later, the KSS coupling is developed and patented. With the KSS coupling, the principle of the non-positive shaft-hub connection is used for the first time. Even today, this principle finds many imitators. Finally, the company's own assembly and quality assurance begins. In 1977, the first safety coupling was developed that compensated for shaft misalignment. This SKA type coupling was presented with great success at the EMO in Hanover in the same year. A first expansion of production takes place with the move into the production hall in Dieselstraße and the establishment of a development department for optoelectronics. The first portable optoelectronic handwheels are presented in 1982. In 1983 the move to the new administration building at Dieselstrasse 8 took place. Five years later, JAKOB acquires a majority stake in Optima Spanntechnik in Scheuerfeld. The second expansion followed in 1989 with the relocation of production to the new, larger production hall in Daimler Ring 42. In the 1990s, other companies were acquired, such as OTT Maschinentechnik in Lengenwang in the Allgäu (1993) and GPA in Karlsruhe (1995) and IPT Ion and Plasma Technology in Kaiserslautern (1998). In addition, the company JAKOB Vacuum Technology was founded in 1995.

Two years later, the ALLMATIC tension systems company was acquired, which moved to the new property in Unterthingau in 2005. In the same year, the new OTT-Jakob administration building is opened in Lengenwang. The Trenkle +Schneider company in Pfronten was taken over in 2006, which in 2013 was merged with Multitec, which had been acquired the year before, to form Multitec-JAKOB. While OTT-Jakob's extended production hall was opened in Lengenwang in 2011, the company IPT Ion and Plasma Technology was sold again. In March 2013, Rupert Hohm, who had been the management assistant for many years, was appointed managing director of JAKOB Antriebstechnik.

JAKOB Antriebstechnik currently employs around 45 people.