Hoerbiger News_January 08th, 2024

HOERBIGER strengthens market position in South America and expands local production

Waukegan, IL, USA / São Paulo, Brazil

HOERBIGER, a global technology company with 6,000 employees in 43 countries, announces the acquisition of Minor Indústria Mecânica de Precisão Ltda, the owner of the Minor Júpiter brand. The company will become part of HOERBIGER's Rotary Business Unit, which with this acquisition will both strengthen its position in South America and increase local manufacturing for customers in Brazil and surrounding countries.

HOERBIGER manufactures rotary unions and slip rings for a variety of industrial applications and manufacturing processes. HOERBIGER is committed to continuing and expanding the activities of Minor Indústria Mecânica de Precisão Ltda with minimal impact on employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. Minor Indústria Mecânica de Precisão Ltda, a second-generation family business, has been operating successfully on the market for over 50 years. In order to further develop and expand the company in the long term, the owners have decided to join HOERBIGER.

Ana Elisa Vessoni, Director of Minor Indústria Mecânica de Precisão Ltda, explained: "Minor and HOERBIGER share a commitment to employee safety, product innovation and customer satisfaction. We are confident that this partnership will enable us to build on the legacy created by our founders David Huberman, Abraham Huberman and Osvaldo Vessoni. With the combined wealth of experience and expertise, we will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of rotary execution."

Roland Rauch, Interim CEO of Deublin, said: "The relationship between Minor Indústria Mecânica de Precisão Ltda and us goes back many years and is characterized by great mutual respect. HOERBIGER considers itself fortunate that we will continue on a common path in the future - because our companies share the same corporate culture and the same passion for customer proximity, quality and innovation."

"We are very pleased to strengthen and further expand our market presence and production in Brazil together with the great team at Minor Indústria Mecânica de Precisão Ltda. This will enable us to implement our strategy of being closer to our customers and producing locally for them in South America as well," said Dr. Thorsten Kahlert, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of HOERBIGER.

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