Company history VEM Group

From a classic producer of electrical motors involved in the development of the electrical motor since 1886, the combined company VEM has advanced to become a provider of systems and complete solutions. In its consolidated form the company supplies electrical drive equipment worldwide, comprising transformers, frequency converters and power converters together with motors with performance ranging from 0.06 kW to 42 MW for low and medium voltage. In keeping with the established expertise of the company and the extensive experience of its employees, complex modernisation projects are increasingly being undertaken, for example in rolling mills and tube rolling mills. In addition to automation and drive technology, these also encompass the feeding in and distribution of energy.


2012transresch Antriebssysteme Berlin GmbH becomes VEM transresch GmbH. With this constellation VEM becomes a globally-active provider of systems and complete solutions for electrical drives.
2011A 6 MW large machine test bay comes into operation.
The core business is also based on the manufacture of special drives and drive solutions for all industrial sectors.
Takeover of transresch Antriebssysteme Berlin GmbH, an engineering office for controlled drive solutions, by VEM Holding as of 31/03/11.
125 years of development and manufacture of electrical machines.
2009/2010The global financial crisis causes a dramatic fall in sales of up to 40% for the corporate group. The core staff are retained, with short-time work also utilised.
2008Expansion of capacity for aluminium die-casting, modernisation of test bays for the manufacture of energy-saving motors
2007The VEM Group celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Beginning of development and manufacture of wind energy generators of 1.5 – 7 MW in mass production.
from 1999Expansion of the worldwide sales network with the acquisition and founding of sales companies. Similarly, sales in Germany are expanded via regional competence centres.
1997The entrepreneur family Dr. A. Merckle, Blaubeuren, acquires Horst Plaschna Management und Co. KG from the trust corporation and privatises the company as individual companies within the VEM Group. The corporate group VEM Holding includes the electrical motor manufacturer VEM Sachsenwerk in Dresden, VEM motors GmbH in Wernigerode, VEM motors Thurm GmbH in Zwickau and the foundry Keulahütte in Krauschwitz.