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.”
For more information, see www.dellner-brakes.com
Notes to editors:
Formed in the 1960s, Dellner Brakes AB has its HQ, manufacturing and innovation centre in Borlänge, Sweden, a major facility in the USA (Houston, Texas) and sales offices in the Netherlands and China. The company employs 28 people and is part of the Dellner group, which acquired German brake manufacturer Pintsch Bubenzer in January 2018. Dellner Brakes also acquired US brake and clutch company Gummi USA in September 2017.
JHS has two centres in Germany (Dorsten and Salem) and operations in Beijing (China) and New Delhi (India). Established in 2008, the company employs 47 people.
Dellner Brakes’ core product range includes hydraulic and electric disc brakes, turning and locking devices and, through the Dellner Gummi USA brand, pneumatic drum brakes and clutches, shaft couplings and rotary unions.
JHS focuses exclusively on the development and supply of noise-free systems for braking and gliding processes in wind turbines, including yaw brakes and sliding calipers, rotor brakes and locks plus components and accessories. They also invite product and prototype testing in their purpose-built climate chamber in Dorsten which allows testing down to -40°C.