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Hydraulic Systems

Pooled Expertise

Effective June 1, the HOERBIGER Group has pooled all hydraulics activities into a new Business Division. The new Hydraulic Systems Business Division includes the Compact Motion Technology Business Segment, which previously formed part of the Strategic Business Unit Automation Technology, and the Roof Hydraulics and Loading Comfort Segments from the former Automotive Comfort Systems Business Division.

The focus of the new Hydraulics Business Division will remain on powerful roof hydraulics components and systems as well as performance-defining components for sophisticated customer applications in mechanical engineering.

The use of components and systems originally developed for the automobile industry in non-automotive applications particularly appears to hold significant growth potential. The best example is the innovative drive concept of the Type 6 power unit. It is suited for a wide variety of applications in mechanical engineering where—like convertible top drives—high power density and low weight, along with limited installation space, are key.

Components and systems used in press brakes will remain another core area of the future Hydraulics Business Division. HOERBIGER has held a strong competitive position in this market segment for decades. In the Hydraulics Division, HOERBIGER will expand the know-how acquired over the last few years with the development of a new generation of electrohydraulic actuator systems for press brakes, and use it for an even broader range of mechanical engineering applications.

“Increasing competitiveness and performance capability by lowering costs, increasing productivity, and consistently standardizing development led to a large number of new orders for roof hydraulics in 2013.”

Gerhard Messmer
Head of the Business Division Hydraulic Systems