PASOTEC GmbH was founded in 2015 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidrive GmbH from its former "Systems Engineering" division. The "Systems Engineering" business unit had thus already existed at the present location in Kelheim since 1968. Already at that time, individual devices and apparatuses were developed and produced for well-known customers from a wide range of industries such as photographic technology, medical technology and the printing industry. Customer-specific developments were the hobbyhorse and even more than 50 years ago, systems engineering components in combination with the drive technology of the parent company Heidrive GmbH were particularly popular.


HEIDRIVE GmbH is also headquartered in Kelheim and has been since 1961. As the parent company of Pasotec GmbH, it acts as the superior administrative body and is responsible for Pasotec's management, finances and accounting, purchasing and marketing. Although the business field of Heidrive GmbH is geared towards drive technology - and in particular servomotors for industry and automation - both areas (systems engineering and drive technology) can very often and very well be linked and combined. This enables us to offer our customers real added value through our company structure - in line with the motto ALL FROM ONE SINGLE SOURCE!




In 2015, the US group Allied Motion invested in a German site. The choice fell on the Heidrive Group in Kelheim, including all its subsidiaries. Since then, Allied Motion has assumed the role of parent company for Heidrive GmbH and Pasotec GmbH. Allied Motion is a global company headquartered in Amherst, United States. With 17 locations in North America, Europe and Asia and over 1000 employees worldwide, Allied Motion jointly develops, manufactures and sells products for the motion control market. These include brushed and brushless DC motors, brushless servo and torque motors, coreless DC motors, integrated brushless motor drives, gearmotors, gearboxes, modular digital servo drives, motion controllers, incremental and absolute optical encoders, and related motion control products. The innovative drive solutions are mainly used in the automotive, medical, aerospace, defense and electronics industries.

Heidrive GmbH in Kelheim is the headquarters of all European subsidiaries and benefits from international cooperation and joint projects.