Rexroth acquires IGUS ITS wind energy condition monitoring company

  • April 01, 2009
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • News
April 1, 2009 - On March 31, 2009, Rexroth acquired a majority share in IGUS ITS GmbH, which is based in Dresden, Germany. IGUS ITS develops, manufactures and sells condition monitoring systems for wind energy plants. An agreement has been made not to disclose the purchase price.The condition monitoring systems manufactured by IGUS ITS monitor the condition of rotor blades in wind energy plants and also offer the option of diagnosing the formation of ice on the rotor blades. IGUS ITS is the only provider of this technology worldwide.“The application of condition monitoring systems improves the total cost of ownership of wind energy plants, allowing us to offer our customers a greater economic benefit,” explains the Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Albert Hieronimus.Rexroth has been involved in wind energy technology since the mid 80s and today offers a wide range of gears as well as hydraulic solutions for wind energy plants. With the addition of these condition monitoring systems solutions, Rexroth now offers an extended range of products for this growing industry.Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving machinery used in industrial and factory automation as well as in mobile applications. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications, factory automation, mobile applications and renewable energy development. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $8.3 billion (5.9 billion Euro) with 35,300 employees. Learn More

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