Swedish-based marine and industrial brake supplier Dellner Brakes has acquired German brake specialist JHS Jungblut in a move that will strengthen the company’s offering in the wind energy market, and also enable further global expansion, particularly in the Far East.
Following hot on the heels of Dellner’s acquisition of German brake manufacturer Pintsch Bubenzer in January, this is an exciting time for the Swedish company which is well on the way to realising its ambition of becoming the world’s leading supplier of brakes and related power transmission products.
Formed in 2008, JHS has quickly established itself as a true pioneer of noise-free, lightweight brakes and yaw sliding bearings for wind turbines. This 43 employee business has its HQ in Germany with operations in China and India. The company’s products and solutions set standards for the industry and are used worldwide by nearly all leading manufacturers of wind power plants.
Dellner Brakes CEO Marcus Aberg said: “Wind energy, both on and offshore, is an area where we are very keen to expand. Our acquisition of JHS will help us consolidate our position in this important and growing sector, complementing our existing core markets of marine, industrial, cranes and winches, oil and gas. JHS is the perfect partner for Dellner Brakes as we share a pioneering, innovative approach to technological advancement, as well as a focus on the development of high quality products that truly meet the changing requirements of our customers and markets.”
Both companies have strong environmental credentials. JHS’s overall priority has always been the development of noise-free systems for braking and gliding processes in wind turbines, recognising that noise prevention plays a substantial role in the overall acceptance of wind energy, and Dellner Brakes has developed the world’s first all electric version of their groundbreaking ‘stopping, turning, locking’ (STL) system in direct response to the increased global focus on green issues. Dellner Brakes’ new BUEL STL system is also environmentally friendly, using only half a litre of high performance synthetic oil, compared to seven litres of hydraulic oil in standard hydraulic power units.
The enlarged company will operate under the Dellner Brakes JHS GmbH brand. Kai Kölker has been appointed Vice President for Dellner Brakes JHS GmbH and will be running the company’s wind business division in Dorsten, Beijing and New Delhi.
Kai Kölker said: “This merger with Dellner Brakes will allow us to continue serving our customers and to grow our business and in the wind sector. Dellner Brakes’ business philosophy fits excellently with our own, being customer oriented with operational flexibility, quick decision making and a true focus on technology and quality. We are delighted to be merging with Dellner Brakes and I am personally excited to be a part of this new group. I am looking forward to building the business together with our new partners.”