Our History

2014

Business acquisition of Brandt FMI.

As of the 18th of March 2014 the Brandt FMI activities will continue as a sister subsidiary of the PM-GROUP, located in Almere, The Netherlands. The advanced machining and ultra precision competences of Brandt FMI will continue under the name PM-PRECISION and directly capital investments in high-tech equipment have been made.

2013
PM-GROUP-Dedemsvaart

Finished expansion of the facility in Dedemsvaart

PM finishes the expansion of its current facility in Dedemsvaart from 5000 square meters up to 13000 square meters, including 2000 square meters of cleanroom areas

PM-GROUP

PM positioned itself as a high-tech turn-key system supplier with six strategic highly specialized business divisions namely:

PM-BEARINGS
Ultra high precision bearing solutions

PM-MOTION
Ultra high precision motion systems

PM-MECHATRONICS
Advanced integrated mechatronics

PM-PRECISION
Ultra high precision mechanical parts

PM-PSM
Advanced sheet metal and frame constructions

PM-AEROTEC
Advanced aerospace and military module integration

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AVA Linear System

PM signs distributor agreement with AVA Linear System in Brazil to expand the business activities in Brazil

Business acquisition of Thales Coating Technologies

PM-GROUP announces the business acquisition of Thales Coating Technologies located in Hengelo. All technicians, operations and knowledge are acquired and continued by the PM-GROUP

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2012
Hemar

Business acquisition of Industrial Paint Processor Hemar

PM announces business acquisition of Industrial Paint Processor Hemar. The coating competences of Hemar are an added value of the entire PM-GROUP to become are turn-key module supplier.

System Supplier

The advanced sheet metal knowledge, 5-axis machining capabilities, assembly experiences and aeronautical certification competences of the Tecnovia Group are an added value for the entire PM-GROUP to develop itself further in a system supplier for various high-tech demanding markets.

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PM-PRECISION

The advanced machining and ultra precision competences of Tecnovia van den Akker and Precisie Metaal Dedemsvaart will continue under the name PM-PRECISION and directly capital investments in high-tech equipment have been made.   

PM-AEROTEC

The aerospace and military module activities which include engineering, manufacturing and assembly will continue under the name PM-AEROTEC 

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PM-PSM

The advanced sheet metal activities of the Tecnovia Group will continue under the name PM-PSM and directly capital investments in high-tech equipment have been made.

Business acquisition Tecnovia Group

PM announces business acquisition of the entire Tecnovia Group together with its subsidiaries Tecnovia van den Akker, Tecnovia PSM and Tecnovia Innaxion. Through this acquisition PM is able to enter the more stable Aerospace and Military markets. This acquisition gives the PM-GROUP the unique ability to compensate the fluctuating semiconductor market demand with long-term projects.

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Expansion facility in Dedemsvaart

PM started the expansion of its current facility in Dedemsvaart from 5000 square meters up to 13000 square meters, including 2000 square meters of cleanroom areas.

World Trade Center(WTC) Export Award

PM-GROUP is the proud winner of the prestigious World Trade Center(WTC) Export Award

Proud winner CEO Herman Lüth did the honors of receiving the award.
2011

PM-GROUP

PM-GROUP was established. With its business divisions named: PM-BEARINGS, PM-MOTION and PM-MECHATRONICS the entire group activities are still focused on ultra high precision motion activities.

New company profile

PM launched a new company profile “Discover Precision” with the mission “Our Mission is Precision”

2010

The official PM-GROUP was established

With a straight forward mission to become a total solution provider for its customer base

2009

RTD Positioning Stages

At the Hannover Messe PM launched the new product line: RTD Positioning Stages. This product line includes complete driven linear and rotary stages based on drive technology and integrated encoders.

RTD Positioning Stages
2007
rotary-piezo-stages

Introduction of the new line, low profile linear, gonio and rotary piëzo stages

New line low profile direct drive rotary stages

Introduction of the new line, low profile direct drive rotary stages type PRS designed for inspection and automation purpose

anti-cage creep solutions

The next step in anti-cage creep solutions

PM introduced the next step in anti-cage creep solutions, combination of a new designed through hardened rack system with a high-density roller cage offering longer life and increased load capacity.

2006

The first carbon fiber composite linear slides

PM announced the introduction of the first carbon fiber composite linear slides which realize weight savings of about 55%

Carbon fiber linear slides
2005

Opening of the new facility in Dedemsvaart

Business acquisition Cirex

PM announces business acquisition of the grinding activities from automotive supplier Cirex located in Almelo. Through this acquisition PM was able to enter the automotive market.

Cirex
2004
PM-facility

New and ultra modern facility in Dedemsvaart.

PM moved to a new and ultra modern facility in Dedemsvaart. The facility size exploits over 5000 square meters, is climate controlled and is surrounded by water to eliminate vibrations from the earth.

2003

Practical use of ceramic linear bearings

PM was the first company in the world which realized practical use of ceramic linear bearings from diverse materials operating in extreme environments

Ceramic linear bearings
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PM-Assembly

PM-Assembly was founded for specialization in high-tech positioning modules, today this sister subsidiary is known as PM-MOTION

2002

Flat Mounted Table Bearing FMB

Introduction of the Flat Mounted Table Bearing FMB. A rotary table bearing to provide ultra high performance circular motion in as small a package as possible

Flat Mounted Table Bearing

PM-BEARINGS LLC

Now a days a joint venture with the Precision Alliance (TPA), was founded in Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States of America

2001

Standardized high performance anti-cage creep system ACC

Introduction of the first standardized high performance anti-cage creep system ACC as option for the Crossed Roller bearings RSDE and frictionless slides

Anti-cage creep system
1999

PM-PBA Singapore Pte Ltd

PM-PBA Singapore Pte Ltd was founded in Singapore, a joint-venture between PM and PBA Industries

Introduction of the super finish (SF) quality grade on all Crossed Roller bearings.

This ultra precise surface finishing provides the smoothest motion and highest accuracy grade of any mechanical bearing system in the world

SF quality grade
1998
Gonio Bearings RGB

Introduction of the Gonio Bearings RGB

Developed for use in X-Ray equipment where friction less precise angular motion is required

1997

Introduction of miniature slide PMM

Introduction of miniature slide PMM. A very compact linear ball slide with just a few grams of weight. Developed for the semiconductor industry but also in use in medical equipments like blood analysers

PM-BEARINGS B.V.

The Lüth family takes over  100% of Precisie Metaal Holding shares and changes the name into PM-BEARINGS B.V

1991

Re-focus

Re-focus and specialization on high-precision linear bearings and systems as the management of PM expected increasing demand for high precision machines in high-tech manufacturing and assembly

1990

The first Recirculating Gonio Monorail type RPM

PM introduced the first Recirculating Gonio Monorail type RPM

1978

Precisiemetaal – Aalbers B.V.

Precisiemetaal changed the name to Precisiemetaal – Aalbers B.V.

1968

Precisiemetaal designed and manufactured the first Crossed Rollerway

1966

Precisiemetaal moved to a new manufacturing facility

September 1966

Mr. Prins & Breteler established Precisiemetaal B.V. located in Dedemsvaart. The company started the manufacturing of moulding parts and components

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