PRLog - March 25, 2014 - Founded by Werner Riester and Rudolf Dinse in 1964 in Ostfildern, near Stuttgart, Germany, the company has grown from two to 2,300 employees with global representation and worldwide manufacturing facilities covering 60,000 square metres. AUMA launched its first range of electric actuators in 1965 and the family-owned, private company has developed to become today’s AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG with headquarters in Muellheim, Germany.
AUMA’s Managing Directors Matthias Dinse and Henrik Newerla celebrate 50 years
Over 180,000 actuators are currently produced per annum by AUMA, each tailored to meet individual customer’s needs. Reliability is at the heart of the AUMA brand: this is considered of crucial importance to process plant operators. Customer endorsements over the last 50 years confirm this central ethos - references include installations where the company’s devices have worked reliably for the last 25 years.
A modular design provides an adaptable actuation solution - this differentiates AUMA’s offer and has helped to retain the company’s position as a leading manufacturer in the field of valve control. A strong reputation for innovation is backed by advancements in actuation that include AUMA’s pioneering introduction of integral, programmable actuator controls in the 1970s. The first fieldbus interfaces were successfully incorporated into AUMA’s devices in the early 1990s and predictive maintenance requirements have been met by the company’s latest state-of-the-
AUMA’s Commercial Managing Director, Matthias Dinse, comments on the success of the company:
“Industrial valves in a wide range of different sizes and designs require control in process plants all around the world, in all climatic environments. Whenever and wherever valves need electric automation, our objective is to provide the appropriate actuation technology - from a sewage treatment plant in Central America, to a water pipeline in Arabia or an oil drilling platform in the North Atlantic. To achieve this, our sales organisation is actively supporting projects on all levels, in national and international markets, from planning through to commissioning.”
The path for globalisation was established during the first decade of AUMA’s trading history. AUMA Benelux was formed in Leiden, Netherlands in 1974 - this opened up new markets and was the first of twenty international subsidiaries to be founded by the company. With an additional 50 representative offices, AUMA is represented extensively around the world, ensuring comprehensive global support and after sales service for its product portfolio.
AUMA – the leading manufacturer and global supplier of modular electric actuators for fifty years.