Expanded product range launching to US marine market at IWBS

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Dellner Brakes will be launching an expanded range of power transmission products to the US marine market at the International Workboat Show (IWBS) from 29 Nov to 1 Dec, following the company’s acquisition of US brake and clutch specialist Gummi USA.

Since the acquisition on 12 September, the enlarged business is already starting to work together under one umbrella and the company’s US stock and distribution operations have been consolidated to the Dellner Brakes Gummi USA facility in Houston, Texas.

Dellner Brakes CEO Marcus Aberg said: “Our acquisition of Gummi USA is a real milestone for us, as it will enable us to strengthen our distribution in America, a market where we are very keen to expand. We are also now able to meet our customers’ power transmission needs with a wider range of products. We are really looking forward to welcoming customers and media to our stand to celebrate our new partnership, see our expanded product range and find out more.”

The products on show will include Gummi USA-branded drum shaft brakes, reduction gear clutches, torsional couplings and rotary unions as well as Dellner Brakes’ technologically advanced braking solutions such as the company’s groundbreaking ‘stopping, turning, locking’ (STL) system.

The STL system is an innovative design that has seen continuous development from the company over recent years, to meet the changing needs of the market and customers’ specific requirements. For example, Dellner Brakes has recently custom built their largest ever STL system for the UK Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. The 65,000 tonne vessels each have two propeller shafts, each fitted with an 11,000 kg STL system that allows operators to stop, hold and securely lock each shaft independently, and to individually turn the shafts and giant 33 tonne propellers for maintenance and blade assembly.

Dellner Brakes has also launched the world’s very first fully automated electrical version of the STL, to complement the company’s hydraulic systems. This patent pending Dellner electrical STL system is compact and needs no additional piping, making it quick, easy and cost effective to install, especially where space is at a premium. It’s simple to use, hard wearing and easy to maintain, and it’s perfect for applications where a clean environment is paramount, for example for use in green shipping zones.

To find out more about the full range of brakes, clutches and associated power transmission products available from Dellner Brakes, visit them at IWBS 2017 on Stand 3913 from 29 November to 1 December.

More information and interviews

Dellner Brakes Vice President Edgar Roca will be available for interview at IWBS on 29 and 30 November from 2-4pm and you can pick up a full media pack from our Stand 3913 at any time. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Jane Smith on +44 (0)7800 523077, e-mail jane@LE16.com. Please also feel free to drop by our Happy Hour event, being held on the stand from 3.30-5 pm on 29 and 30 November.

Notes to editors
  • Dellner Brakes AB, established in Sweden in the 1960s, brings over 50 years of experience and innovation to the braking market. Gummi USA, acquired by Dellner Brakes on 12 September 2017, was established in 1998 as a leading provider of flexible shaft couplings, drum clutches and brakes.
  • The expanded company operates globally serving the industrial, marine and offshore markets. Applications include marine propulsion, dredging, oil and gas drilling, mining, quarrying, pulp and paper manufacture.
  • Dellner Brakes is a small, flexible company with 26 employees, which allows them to adapt quickly to meet changing market and customer needs.
  • Dellner Brakes AB is certified according to ISO 9001:2008 assuring customers of the highest quality products, every time.

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Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers

Media contact

Jane Smith, LE16 Communications, email jane@LE16.com, telephone +44 (0)7800 523077