Technology is our passion. ELIN Motoren is your life cycle partner for rotating electric machines and solutions.

With over 130 years of experience, unique commitment to quality and solution-oriented processes, ELIN Motoren generates excess value over the entire run of your product. Flexibility is part of our performance philosophy and allows us to create and develop perfectly customized solutions – high in performance, reliable and cost-optimized. The result always is optimal industrial performance paired with sustainable growth. This is what makes ELIN Motoren a go-to partner for technological development and complete solutions.

Executive Management

Peter Hitzler


Peter Hitzler is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of ELIN Motoren. He started his career in the Voith Group and held various positions in the finance department of Voith Turbo, including CFO of the Rail Market Area and the Mobility Business Area. Most recently, Peter Hitzler was Senior Vice President and Project Manager SAP S/4HANA Turbo, leading the global implementation of the new software. In his role at ELIN Motoren, he is responsible for Finance and Controlling, Commercial Order Processing and IT.

Bodo Helm


Bodo Helm is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ELIN Motoren. He studied mechanical engineering in Hamburg and has worked in engineering, production, supply chain management and strategic purchasing throughout his career, including mechanical and plant engineering, high-precision machine tools and renewable energies. His area of responsibility at ELIN Motoren covers Technic, Operations, Quality Management, Supply Chain Management and Health, Safety and Environmental Protection.


Starting from the engineering phase, we strive to develop the most efficient and best solutions together with our customers. Our extensive expertise ranges from product consultation to prototype development to manufacturing and service. This know-how has proven itself in large-scale productions just as well as in small series and individual solutions. Our objective and end result always correspond: high reliability and maximum service life of our products.

Our Group Structure

On December 14th 2021, ELIN Motoren was entirely acquired by the Voith Group. With 1.100 ELIN Motoren employees worldwide, we manufacture around 1.900 pieces of electric engines / generators with a performance range up to 65 MVA / 35 MW.

Our Company History: 

1892: F. Pichler Werke was founded in Preding/Weiz.
1908: Rebranding to ELIN Motoren GmbH.
1989: ELIN Motoren becomes a 100% subsidiary of the newly founded Austrian Industries AG (100% subsidiary of ÖIAG – Austrian Industry Holding AG).
1993: ELIN Motoren GmbH becomes independent via the VA Technologie AG.
1994: Privatization of VA Technologie via Vienna Stock Exchange.
2002: TRASYS acquires 80,1% of the shares of ELIN Motoren GmbH.
2004: Joint Venture with Suzlon Generators Ltd., Pune/India.
2005: TRASYS as 100% owner of ELIN Motoren GmbH.
2009: Occupation of the new building in Preding/Weiz .
2015: Foundation of the subsidiary ELIN Motoren Bosnia d.o.o., Živinice/BH.
2017: Acquisition of  Nordmetal Kft., Bátonyterenye/Hungary.
Rebranding to ELIN Metal Kft. (11/2018).
2020: Voith Group as 70% owner of ELIN Motoren GmbH. Ing. Franz Hrachowitz remains owner of 30% of the shares of ELIN Motoren GmbH.
2021: Voith Group entirely acquires ELIN Motoren GmbH.
2022: 130th company anniversary.