History of PMW Dynamics

PMW Dynamics is Europe’s largest manufacturer of printed motors. Founded in 1963 as Printed Motors Limited (PML) we are the original European manufacturer of pancake motors. The US manufacturing arm of the same decade was PMI Motion Technologies Inc. which later became part of Kollmorgen and then part of Danaher/Fortive and is now part of Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

In the 1970s PML was sold to Pilgrim House Group before being sold in the 1980s to B Elliott plc and then into private ownership. In 2007 PML received investment from Oak Investment Partners for its in-wheel motor Hi-Pa Drive technology. On 18 March 2009 the company split into two completely separately owned entities: Printed Motor Works Limited and Protean Electric Limited focusing on the Hi-Pa Drive technology. PMW is very proud to be one of just a handful of companies in the world that continue to produce a wide variety of pancake motors to a global customer base.

PMW is based in the UK with a manufacturing facility in Alton, Hampshire. The company is focused on four strategic areas:

Brushless Pancake Motors
We are considered a world leader in the design and manufacture of compact brushless DC electric motors for the industrial, aerospace & defence, medical, marine and other specialist markets. Our experience spans from flat motors for operating door systems to in-wheel motors for industrial robots.

Brushed Pancake Motors
Founded in 1963,we are Europe’s largest manufacturer of flat brushed DC pancake electric motors and motor gearboxes. As the world’s leading authority on the  design and manufacture of pancake motors, we continue to explore new areas of application for this unique motor design.

In-Wheel Motors
We are a world leader in this nascent technology with a strong focus on extremely demanding high torque low speed applications. Our modular motor system allows us to rapidly design and produce custom wheel motors for high-end commercial, marine and aerospace & defence applications.

Custom Motor Design
PMW is recognised as a world authority in the design and manufacture of compact high-power permanent magnet brushless DC electric motors. We offer many sizes of brushless permanent magnet and brushed pancake DC motors that can be rapidly tailored to meet your exact specification.

PMW’s electric motors and motor gearboxes are used in highly demanding applications worldwide to provide precision motion control. All our electric motors can be customised to suit clients’ precise requirements.

Typical applications include servo mechanisms, motion control, industrial robots, CNC machining, printing machinery, logistics solutions, medical mobility, flight simulators, marine autopilots and high ambient temperature ventilation.

End markets we serve include: industrial automation, automotive, medical, life sciences, aerospace & defence, printing, logistics, instrumentation, test and measurement, office equipment, oil & gas and offshore marine.

We are ISO 9001:2015 certified by BSI British Standards. PMW is a name that is synonymous with quality products, proven reliability and superior performance. Click on the above logo to verify our ISO certification

PMW is a member of ADS, the UK’s premier trade organisation advancing aerospace, defence, security and space industries.


Certification Number: FM 550585

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PMW believes in a green future. We invested in our own 30kWp solar roof PV system in 2017 and all our power consumption beyond that is from green power. We are working with our supply chain to move to 100% green energy.

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