Arisa Delivers World’s Most Powerful Servo Press

MINSTER, OH -- Spanish press builder Arisa, a subsidiary of Nidec Minster Corporation, is set to begin shipping the world’s most powerful servo press featuring two slides with a combined stamping force of more than 5,000 U.S. tons (45.000 kN).

Multi-national automotive stamping giant Gestamp Automacion will take delivery of the press at its Bielefeld, Germany facility where it is anticipated that full scale production will begin in April of 2017.

With die space of more than nine square meters, the Arisa press for Gestamp is powered by six Siemens Servo Motors featuring a state-of-the-art Energy Management System. From the foundation to the crown, the 52-foot (16 meters) high press will require in excess of 40 truckloads to ship.

The press will feature an Arisa-designed transfer mechanism, allowing high tensile material to travel through the die space at top production rates while maintaining precise part tolerances required by Gestamp. In addition, the Arisa turnkey system will include fully integrated controls, production software and automated quick die changing units.

“We’re focused on helping Gestamp solve their challenges and meet their production goals,” Arisa General Manager Javier Martínez-Aldama said. “Gestamp has a leading industry reputation for delivering quality parts to their customers, and it is important that our solution not only continues that quality level, but allows them to increase their opportunity for success.”

Arisa’s  large capacity product offering continues to expand.  In addition to the 5,000-ton servo press, Arisa has received an order for a 4,500-ton (40.000 kN) mechanical transfer press destined for a Michigan stamping plant with an expected production start-up of early 2018.

Based in Logroño, Spain, Arisa was acquired by Nidec Minster in 2015, allowing the company to increase its global footprint and diversify its product offering.

Rick Schwartz, Vice President of Nidec Minster’s Machinery and Automation Divisions, said Minster and Arisa, along with Nidec Group partner Kyori, are combining their worldwide manufacturing resources to offer customers an impressive selection of metal forming solutions, while limiting lead times and shipping expenses.

“It is our intention to manufacture all products on a global basis,” Schwartz said. “We have plans to produce Arisa presses at our Minster, Ohio facility, and we are expanding our capabilities around the world to meet the exciting challenges of a customer base that has no boundaries.”

In addition to manufacturing locations in Ohio, Spain and Pinghu, China, Nidec Minster maintains customer service centers with common repair parts in stock, technical support staff, and remanufacturing capabilities in Halbelch, Germany; Querétaro, Mexico; and  Ningbo, China.

To learn more Nidec Minster products, services and manufacturing capabilities, contact Minster at (419-628-2331), or visit the company online at