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Sweden's Dellner Brakes acquires German wind turbine brake firm

Dellner Brakes JHS-32 lightweight active yaw brake for wind turbines. Source: Dellner Brakes

September 10 (Renewables Now) - Swedish marine and industrial brake supplier Dellner Brakes today said it has bought JHS Jungblut, a German company that provides noise-free, lightweight brakes and yaw sliding bearings for wind turbines.

Dellner Brakes added that the acquisition will beef up its offering in the wind energy market and help it further expand globally, especially in the Far East. JHS, which employs 43 people, is headquartered in Germany while its operations are located in China and India.  

Dellner Brakes chief executive Marcus Aberg said that the company is eager to expand in wind energy, both onshore and offshore, and that JHS will complement its existing core markets of marine, industrial, cranes and winches, oil and gas.  

The enlarged company will be rebranded Dellner Brakes JHS GmbH. Kai Koelker of JHS has been appointed vice president and will be in charge of the company's wind business division in Dorsten, Beijing and New Delhi.

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