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Jahrbuch 2023_24
News
June 10th, 2024
Hot off the press: The new Yearbook 2023/2024 is here!
Discover the milestones we have achieved in 2023, get to know some of our global teams and find out how we will continue to pursue our ambitious plan for profitable growth in the future.
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 Dr. Martin Komischke
Yearbook 2023/2024
“Our pioneering spirit has blossomed again in the past two years.”

Dr. Martin Komischke, President of the Board of Directors of HOERBIGER Holding AG, looks back on the past fiscal year with great satisfaction. In this interview, he explains why he is convinced that the HOERBIGER team will be able to continue the planned profitable growth in the future despite difficult conditions.

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Dr. Thorsten Kahlert
Yearbook 2023/2024
“The strong personal responsibility and commitment of our teams are the decisive success factor for the implementation of our strategy.”

Dr. Thorsten Kahlert, CEO and Chairman of the HOERBIGER Executive Board, wants to continue driving the transformation of the Group together with the 6,174 employees on an equal footing. The profitable growth in the past year, progress in innovation projects and the noticeable change in the corporate culture are an ideal basis for this.

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Dr. Andreas Hünerwadel
Yearbook 2023/2024
“The origins and history of a company play a central role for employees.”

As President of the Board of Trustees of the HOERBIGER Foundation, the majority shareholder of the Group, Dr. Andreas Hünerwadel is responsible for the long-term preservation and expansion of HOERBIGER. In this interview, he explains how the Foundation promotes research in the Group companies and why he, together with family shareholder Mrs. Christiana Hörbiger, is committed to the company’s nearly 130-year history.

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Team Boleslawiec
Yearbook 2023/2024
Our strategy

The HOERBIGER Group’s focus is and remains profitable growth in promising niche markets. With our performance-defining solutions and our passion for innovation, we support customers from various industries in increasing the performance, efficiency and safety of their products and operations as well as saving energy and reducing emissions. In this way, we contribute to change for a better tomorrow while ensuring HOERBIGER’s long-term prosperity.

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Team Changzhou
Yearbook 2023/2024
Our culture

To implement our strategy, we also need to work on our culture. After all, people and success are inextricably linked. Every Division and Business Unit at HOERBIGER is characterized by people who are ambitious and entrepreneurial. Together, they single-mindedly pursue the strategy of the HOERBIGER Group and contribute significantly to its success. A common understanding of values, expectations and desired behavior is a central prerequisite for responsible action.

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Compression
Yearbook 2023/2024
Compression – Strategy and market development support growth course

The Compression Division recorded a significant increase in sales in 2023 and secured its leading global position in compressor service. A new plant in China and new service locations in Saudi Arabia and the USA are supporting global expansion. Rapid progress is also being made in the field of hydrogen mobility.

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Team Schongau
Yearbook 2023/2024
Automotive – Turnaround in the existing business – transformation towards e-mobility and hydrogen technology

The Automotive Division is back on the road to success. Consistent cost management, structural measures, operational excellence, the joint bearing of material and energy cost increases, and price adjustments with customers have all improved profitability.

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Team Waukegan
Yearbook 2023/2024
Rotary – On course for growth despite decline in sales

The Rotary Business Unit successfully continued its profitable expansion in 2023. Although the Unit suffered a decline in sales due to the volatility of the semiconductor industry, normalization of the market since the end of 2023 gives Rotary confidence that it will return to its growth path in 2024.

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Team Girard
Yearbook 2023/2024
Engine – Ready for the energy of tomorrow with today's expertise

With growth of 21.6 percent, the Engine Business Unit was able to continue the positive trend of previous years and can look back on a strong financial year. This is due to the surprising revival of the oil and gas industry and significant progress in innovation, particularly in the field of hydrogen.

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Team Marlborough
Yearbook 2023/2024
Safety – Growth initiatives lead to exceptional 2023 results

Continuing its strategy of bringing value to customers with product innovation, global expertise, local support and increased competitiveness through operational excellence, the Safety Business Unit generated strong sales and profit growth in 2023. Safety is also expected to grow further in 2024.

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Trainees Peiting
Yearbook 2023/2024
Personnel development is business development

By promoting a Group-wide culture of innovation and providing customized development opportunities for both experienced and new employees, HOERBIGER is making itself fit for the future.

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Sustainability Strategy
Yearbook 2023/2024
Sustainability as a factor for success

As a foundation-owned, internationally operating technology group, HOERBIGER has a long tradition of ecological and social commitment. In the course of advancing standardization in the area of sustainability management, the company has made further progress and has committed to being climate-neutral along the entire value chain by 2039.

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Cover Jahrbuch 2023-2024
Yearbook 2023/2024
The current yearbook as PDF
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Effizienzsteigerung bei H2-System
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April 26th, 2024
HOERBIGER achieves diesel power parity with H2 system
The Engine Business Unit specializes in the development and supply of injection and ignition components for gas engines in mobile and stationary applications. HOERBIGER is currently working with its partners to increase the efficiency of hydrogen ignition – with success!
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April 02nd, 2024
New member of the Executive Board takes office
Dr. Christian Habicht has been a member of the HOERBIGER Executive Board since April 2, 2024 and takes over responsibility for the Rotary, Engine and Safety Business Units. These areas were previously headed by Dr. Thorsten Kahlert.
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March 20th, 2024
HOERBIGER’s Rotary Business Unit expands into maintenance-free slip rings
HOERBIGER acquires Diamond-Roltran LLC, the world's leading manufacturer of maintenance-free slip rings. The technology company is thus further expanding its market position in rotary unions.
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Young Researchers 2024
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March 04th, 2024
Jugend forscht 2024
Seven young scientists are the proud winners of this year's regional "Jugend forscht" and "Schüler experimentieren" competitions. The judges presented a total of 44 awards to young people between the ages of 9 and 18. The competitions have been organized and sponsored by HOERBIGER for 20 years.
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January 08th, 2024
HOERBIGER strengthens market position in South America and expands local production
HOERBIGER acquires Minor Indústria Mecânica de Precisão Ltda. The São Paulo-based company will become part of HOERBIGER's Rotary Business Unit, which with this acquisition strengthens its position in South America and expands local manufacturing for customers in Brazil and surrounding countries.
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December 14th, 2023
New production plant inaugurated in China
After only one year of planning and construction, the new HOERBIGER plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, was opened in mid-December 2023. The modern building pools the resources and expertise in the Chinese market and marks another milestone in HOERBIGER's history.
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HANNS 2-23
News
December 08th, 2023
The second HANNS is out!
Launched this year, the newsletter HANNS. A Pioneers Magazine is entering the next round: The second issue also provides exciting insights into the world of the HOERBIGER Group.
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HANNS. 2/2023
Hydrogen – more than just a fleeting acquaintance for HOERBIGER

The increasing demand for clean and sustainable energy has shifted the focus to hydrogen as a key component for a green future. Hydrogen, for example, is of central importance in efforts to decarbonize industrial applications. In addition to established battery technology, hydrogen engines and hydrogen fuel cells could also play a decisive role in emissions-free mobility.

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HANNS. 2/2023
Constant questioning drives improvement 

Agnieszka Zając has been managing the HOERBIGER plant in Bolesławiec since 2015, where 250 employees manufacture performance-determining products for various HOERBIGER divisions. Her focus is on close customer relationships and a culture in which everyone works toward a common goal.

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HANNS. 2/2023
How does a rotary union...
...actually work?

Deublin, the world’s leading provider of rotary unions and part of the HOERBIGER family since 2019, has revolutionized the functionality and performance of rotating systems with its products. Frank Reimold, member of Deublin’s global leadership team and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, explains what a rotary union is and how it works.

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HANNS. 2/2023
HOERBIGER celebrates 60th US anniversary

HOERBIGER Corporation of America (HCA) is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2023. Founded in a small suburb of New York City, today the company has more than 300 employees who ensure that the HOERBIGER brand is regarded as a seal of quality and excellence in North America.

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HANNS. 2/2023
AI cuts manufacturing costs while improving quality and sustainability

Johannes Weinert works on artificial intelligence (AI) in the automotive sector. His goal: to use innovative AI solutions to make production processes holistically more profitable and so increase both the quality and the sustainability of the products.

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HANNS. 2/2023
Enabling change

As a long-standing, successful family-owned company and with a foundation as its majority owner, HOERBIGER has a corporate culture that has always included long-term thinking. Sustainable management and future viability are central goals of the Group strategy. This applies not only to the company itself, but especially to solutions that HOERBIGER uses to enable its customers to run their operations in a more environmentally friendly manner.

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HANNS. 2/2023
Customer proximity and trust as key factors

Arek Dyrdol heads HOERBIGER Corporation of America since December 2020 and is responsible for the North America region at HOERBIGER. On the occasion of HCA's 60th anniversary, we spoke with him about the recipes for long-term success and the company's plans for the future.

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HANNS. 2/2023
Self-determined the role of the HOERBIGER Foundation within the Group

In 1982, Martina Hörbiger established the HOERBIGER Foundation in Switzerland with the aim of preserving HOERBIGER’s independence and entrepreneurial legacy beyond her death.

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HOERBIGER erhält Auszeichnung als TOP-Lehrbetrieb
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November 22nd, 2023
HOERBIGER's training centre in Vienna has been awarded
HOERBIGER's training organisation in Austria has been awarded the prestigious "TOP-Lehrbetrieb" quality seal by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.
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News
October 03rd, 2023
Joint research for electromobility: Students from Johannes Kepler University Linz visited HOERBIGER
Theory meets practice: End of Septmeber, 21 students from the Johannes Kepler University Linz visited the HOERBIGER Automotive Division in Schongau and Peiting together with their lecturers.
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20 neue Azubis starten ins Berufsleben
News
September 10th, 2023
20 new trainees start their careers with HOERBIGER
On September 1, 20 career starters began their training at HOERBIGER's German locations. They will learn various technical professions in the coming years.
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News
August 31st, 2023
New service locations in Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
In May and June 2023, HOERBIGER opened a new service workshop and training center in Saudi Arabia as well as a brand new service location in Port Allen, Lousiana.
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HANNS 1-23
News
August 01st, 2023
HOERBIGER launches new newsletter
HANNS. A Pioneers Magazine is a completely newly developed newsletter format for people inside and outside the HOERBIGER Group. It provides exciting insights into the world of the technology company.
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HANNS. 1/2023
Global how Martina Hörbiger turned HOERBIGER into a global Group

HOERBIGER has been a global player from its very beginnings. Industry leaders around the globe quickly recognized the groundbreaking benefits of Hanns Hörbiger’s steel plate valve, and the company’s founder granted international licenses for the use of this key technology as early as the beginning of the last century.

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HANNS. 1/2023
Inspiring people for HOERBIGER

Iris Schierhuber joined HOERBIGER in May 2022 after holding various positions in international human resources (HR) management. She is responsible for People & Culture in the Compression Division and is a member of the global P&C Leadership Team.

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HANNS. 1/2023
Slip rings for the automotive production of the future

With its automation solutions, the German WEISS Group is one of the world’s leading system suppliers to the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering, life sciences and electronics. Its North American subsidiary, based in Willoughby, Ohio, USA, was looking for a reliable, easy-to-install electrical slip ring for car body production tables. WEISS engineers found what they were looking for at Deublin, a HOERBIGER company.

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HANNS. 1/2023
Sustainable electricity – reliable and safe

As renewable energy sources become increasingly important, battery energy storage systems provide a stable power supply, mostly using lithium-ion battery technology. The solutions offered by HOERBIGER’s Safety Business Unit protect people and the environment while complying with the associated regulations.

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HANNS. 1/2023
Unstoppable off-road beast thanks to HOERBIGER lift system

For optimum offroad capability, a German sports car manufacturer relies on a chassis height adjustment system from HOERBIGER for its “Dakar” limited-edition model. HOERBIGER technology makes the car just as dynamic on bumpy sand and gravel roads as on the racetrack.

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HANNS. 1/2023
Changzhou – new headquarters in China

A new plant currently being built in Changzhou will unite the production of the HOERBIGER Compression Division and the Safety Business Unit in China under one roof, starting in 2024.

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HANNS. 1/2023
Growth – the economic elixir of life

Growth. A term that has once again become a persistent topic of discussion in the media – generally as something to be concerned about. High inflation, rising interest rates and a difficult geopolitical situation are slowing economic growth, we read everywhere. “The World Bank lowers its global growth forecast and warns of a possible recession,” claims another headline. And just at this time HOERBIGER is proclaiming a phase of growth – how does that fit together?

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HANNS. 1/2023
The course is set for sustainable success

In the 2022 fiscal year, the HOERBIGER Group succeeded in achieving the highest sales in the company’s history despite a challenging economic environment. Now the company is setting its course for the future.

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News
July 28th, 2023
HOERBIGER publishes Sustainability Report 2022
The report on sustainable development at HOERBIGER, released for the first time, shows our sustainability practices in a standardized form and will be published annually from now on.
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News
July 24th, 2023
Gardner Systems joins Deublin Company
Deublin expands its Steam and Condensate Systems capabilities in the design, supply, and installation of steam and condensate systems for paper machine dryer sections.
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News
July 10th, 2023
Green hydrogen from Bavaria
In Pfeffenhausen near Landshut in Bavaria, one of Germany's four hydrogen technology user centers (WTAZ) for research and development in the field of hydrogen economy is being built.
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Jahrbuch 2022_23
News
June 29th, 2023
The new yearbook is here!
HOERBIGER strategy in words and pictures – the Yearbook 2022/2023 is now available.
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 Dr. Martin Komischke
Yearbook 22/23
“Profitability is the launch pad for the growth of the coming years”

Dr. Martin Komischke, President of the Board of Directors of HOERBIGER Holding AG, has been intimately familiar with the HOERBIGER Group for three decades – twelve years of these from the perspective of CEO. During the interview, he rates the past fiscal year, describes – from his perspective – the most important success factors for the future, and ventures a business outlook for 2023. Personally, he has set important goals for himself for the coming years.

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Dr. Thorsten Kahlert
Yearbook 22/23
“We have to reinvent our business in many respects”

2022 marked the first full year for Dr. Thorsten Kahlert as CEO and Chairman of the HOERBIGER Executive Board. In this interview, he provides more in-depth insights about the past fiscal year and speaks about the criteria of future growth that are important to him, about innovation as a growth driver, and why he and his colleagues on the Executive Board are convinced that now is the right time to reinvent HOERBIGER in many areas.

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Compression
Yearbook 2022/2023
Compression – Our course is set for the future

Despite a precarious worldwide situation, the Compression Division reported a great fiscal year. Thanks to the employees’ technical expertise and a strong focus on the customer in a difficult environment, the Division successfully grew again and developed new markets.

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Electricity and heat
Yearbook 2022/2023
Did you know that…

…HOERBIGER provides electricity and heat to more than 100 million North American homes?

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 Automotive
Yearbook 2022/2023
Automotive – Transforming toward the new mobility

In 2022, the Automotive Division not only struggled with difficult market conditions, but also faced the largest structural transformation in automotive history. The track for tomorrow’s mobility must be set up today.

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Test
Yearbook
Did you know that…

…one in four cars is on the road thanks to key components from HOERBIGER?

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Rotary
Yearbook 2022/2023
Rotary – Technology and customer centricity reimagined

The Rotary Business Unit laid the foundations for another year of growth with technological enhancements, strengthened customer relationships and key positions strategically filled by internal talent.

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Printing presses
Yearbook 2022/2023
Did you know that…

…HOERBIGER ensures that one million people can read the New York Times on weekends?

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Engine
Yearbook 2022/2023
Engine – Hydrogen: investing in the future of energy

The business of ignition and control systems, valves, and injectors for gas engines has regained its prior strength in the last two years and thanks to the hydrogen trend is now in pole position to put the fuel of the future on the road.

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Test
Yearbook
Did you know that…

…HOERBIGER ensures safety on board on all seven seas?

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Safety
Yearbook 2022/2023
Safety – On growth track with targeted product roadmap

With planned product innovations, improved process flows in the value chain and successful M&A activities, the Safety Business Unit generated successful sales and profit growth in 2022. Safety is also expected to grow further in 2023.

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Test
Yearbook
Did you know that…

…HOERBIGER helps premature babies take a step into life?

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Dr. Andreas Hünerwadel
Yearbook 2022/2023
“The Board of Trustees is the guardian of long-term thinking.”

Dr. Andreas Hünerwadel has been a Member of the Board of Trustees of the HOERBIGER Foundation since 2009, and its President since 2016. In this interview he explains why, to him, HOERBIGER remains a family business, what influence values and culture have on the success of a company, what the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are – and why he is setting goals for himself for the next few years as President of the Board of Trustees, but does not have any priorities for the 2023 fiscal year.

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Test
Yearbook
Did you know that…

…wind turbines produce clean power thanks to HOERBIGER?

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Sustainability
Yearbook 2022/2023
Responsibility as opportunity

As an internationally operating technology group, HOERBIGER follows a long-standing tradition of ecological and social commitment. As part of the progressive standardization in the area of sustainability management, the Group today faces the task of formalizing its existing activities to meet the multifaceted interests and needs of its employees, business partners and the general public.

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Young researchers
Yearbook 2022/2023
Did you know that…

…HOERBIGER promotes the researchers of tomorrow?

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Yearbook
Yearbook 2022/2023
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News
May 22nd, 2023
Summer School at HOERBIGER: Practical insights for students from Pittsburgh and Augsburg
30 students from the University of Pittsburgh and its partner university in Augsburg visited HOERBIGER Flow Control in Altenstadt and HOERBIGER Drive Technology in Schongau.
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April 19th, 2023
Hydrogen-Unimog equipped with H2PFI injectors from HOERBIGER

In the WaVe innovation project, the Commercial Vehicle Cluster (CVC) developed a hydrogen-powered device carrier as a prototype. The Minister of Economics of Rhineland-Palatinate visited the development center in Wörth for a test drive.

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April 05th, 2023
HOERBIGER and HD Hyundai Infracore cooperate on hydrogen-powered combustion engine

This year’s ConExpo in Las Vegas was full of surprises and amazing news. Among the stars of the exhibition was the hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) from HD Hyundai Infracore equipped with H2PFI injectors made by HOERBIGER.

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Source: Christopher Burns
News
February 02nd, 2023
New solution for passive explosion protection

IEP Technologies has added a new explosion protection solution for process vessels to its portfolio: The flameless explosion vent can be used where standard devices are no longer sufficient.

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Inauguration of the new Solar Plant in India
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December 21st, 2022
HOERBIGER inaugurated its first Solar Power Plant in India

On 15 December 2022, HOERBIGER commissioned its first on-site solar plant in India. The ground-mounted power plant was officially inaugurated during the visit of the Executive Board to HOERBIGER India Pvt Ltd. (HIPL) in Kondhapuri village.

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News
November 30th, 2022
HOERBIGER takes over JOHNSON MATTHEY Piezo Products GmbH
At the beginning of 2023, HOERBIGER will take over JOHNSON MATTHEY Piezo Products GmbH in Redwitz an der Rodach. With the acquisition, the Altenstadt-based HOERBIGER Flow Control market segment secures its strong growth and expands its product portfolio at the same time.
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News
November 29th, 2022
Groundbreaking ceremony for new HOERBIGER plant in Changzhou, China 

With the groundbreaking of the new site in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, HOERBIGER strengthens its presence in China and lays the foundation for further growth in an important market for the company.

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News
July 25th, 2022
Technology partnership with the City of Vienna
Wiener Netze, Wien Energie and HOERBIGER to conduct research and work together from now on: Starting signal for H2 technology partnership in the city on the Danube.
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Zusammenarbeit Ariel und Hoerbiger
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June 28th, 2022
Joint compressor solutions for the future
Ariel Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of reciprocating compressors, and HOERBIGER, the world's leading supplier of reciprocating compressor components, announce their agreement to develop dry-running compressor solutions for the hydrogen mobility market.
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PFI-Injector from HOERBIGER and KEYOU
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February 07th, 2022
Hydrogen experts KEYOU and HOERBIGER sign contract for Joint Development
Successful start to the new year. HOERBIGER and KEYOU, a Munich-based company specializing in hydrogen technologies, are pooling their expertise in the field of injection technology for hydrogen engines.
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News
August 27th, 2021
HOERBIGER appoints Dr. Thorsten Kahlert as CEO
The Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Thorsten Kahlert as his successor as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board. He joined HOERBIGER in April 2017 as Head of the Safety Business Unit.
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December 09th, 2020
Major donation on the occasion of the company's 125th anniversary
On the occasion of the company's 125th anniversary, HOERBIGER is supporting six food banks at selected company locations in Asia, Africa, North and South America with a total of 125,000 euros.
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April 28th, 2020
More safety for our doctors and nurses

Doctors and nurses make an enormously important contribution to health care during the Corona crisis. HOERBIGER supports them in this and manufactures protective walls for medical practices, which provide employees with more safety from infection in everyday life. In the training workshop, apprentices produced the first 50 movable walls, which HOERBIGER is donating to 23 medical practices in the region.

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News
October 01st, 2019
HOERBIGER complements portfolio with new business unit
Effective November 1, 2019, the HOERBIGER Group has acquired Deublin, a U.S.-based manufacturer of rotating unions. Deublin is a global leader in the area of rotating unions and has a worldwide footprint of manufacturing facilities and service locations.
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February 28th, 2019
Youth research 2019

13 young researchers from the foothills of the Alps have qualified for the state competitions in Vilsbiburg and Dingolfing in "Jugend forscht" and "Schüler experimentieren". This means that nine of a total of 57 projects were awarded first place in the regional competitions sponsored by HOERBIGER. In addition to the regional wins, the jury awarded 48 other prizes or placements to the participants. in 2019, 102 young researchers took part in the regional decision in Schongau.

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June 22nd, 2018
Outstanding results in the HOERBIGER energy-saving competition

The HOERBIGER trainees' energy-saving competition has come to an end. Eight teams with 36 participants from Schongau and Penzberg spent three months working intensively on the question of areas in which the company can conserve resources. The winners were four apprentices from the Drive Technology and Compression Technology divisions. They investigated the energy-saving potential of HOERBIGER Kompressortechnik GmbH in Schongau and each received 100 euros in prize money for their outstanding results.

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February 02nd, 2018
IEP Technologies acquires Atexon Oy

Zug / Oulunsalo - Effective February 1, 2018, IEP Technologies, a HOERBIGER Group company, has acquired the business, portfolio, patents and trademark rights of Atexon Oy, a specialist in spark detection for industrial explosion protection based in Oulunsalo, Finland.

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