March 27th, 2019

HOERBIGER sells Automation Technology Division to HAWE Hydraulik

Effective May 1, 2019, HOERBIGER will sell the Automation Technology Business Division to HAWE Hydraulik, Aschheim/Munich, Germany. HOERBIGER has decided to take this strategic step because the future prospects of the business unit under the umbrella of HAWE Hydraulik are significantly better than if it remained part of the HOERBIGER Group. All employees will be taken over.

The Automation Technology Business Division currently produces a highly diversified hydraulics portfolio for various markets, predominantly in small quantities and with a high degree of customer-specific customization. Due to this complex setup, it is difficult within the HOERBIGER Group to create the structural prerequisites for sustainable growth and long-term stability for the business division. After thorough examination and consideration of all options for action, HOERBIGER has therefore decided to transfer the business division to a new owner with a focus on the hydraulics business.

In the owner-managed company HAWE Hydraulik, a buyer was found who knows the industry very well and who can offer the Automation Technology Business Division global market access in industrial and mobile hydraulics through a worldwide sales and service network: "We are convinced that this is the best solution for our Automation Technology Business Division. Our products ideally complement the HAWE portfolio and under the umbrella of HAWE Hydraulik we can fully leverage our know-how and innovative strength," says Reinhold Kraus, Head of the Automation Technology Business Unit.

HAWE Hydraulik will take over the Automation Technology business unit effective May 1, 2019, with all employees and the management team being retained. This ensures a smooth transition in supplying and supporting customers and means continuity for all contacts. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.


HOERBIGER is active worldwide in a leading position in the business fields of compression technology, drive technology and hydraulics. 7.300 employees generated sales of 1.173 billion euros in 2017. The HOERBIGER brand stands for components and services with high customer value for compressors and industrial engines, for automotive drive trains, and for a wide range of applications in mechanical and plant engineering. Industrial safety and explosion protection solutions from HOERBIGER protect people and plants. We set standards.

About HAWE Hydraulics

HAWE Hydraulik SE is a modern and professionally managed family company with customers all over the world. As a responsible development partner, it offers application expertise and experience in more than 70 branches of mechanical engineering and an extensive product range in a highly flexible modular system. This includes hydraulic power units, fixed displacement and variable displacement pumps, valves, sensors and accessories. Ideally matched electronic components and software expertise complement the modular system and facilitate commissioning, control and condition monitoring. The intelligent system solutions reduce energy consumption and operating costs. Compact drives save space and allow innovative machine design. Around 2,150 employees in 16 countries and sales partners in over 40 countries provide local, professional and personal support to customers worldwide.