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Electric machine manufacturer Breuer-Motoren from Bochum, Germany becomes part of the international HBT Group

On March 1, 2024, Hauhinco Holding GmbH – the parent company of HBT GmbH in Lünen, Germany – took over Breuer Motoren GmbH & Co. KG. Hauhinco Holding is acquiring 100% of the shares in the Bochum-based mechanical engineering company – with retroactive economic effect from January 1, 2024.

The traditional mechanical engineering company Breuer is a globally recognized supplier of drive and motor solutions for all market sectors that require robust, reliable, and durable equipment. The head office and main production site is in Bochum, NRW (Germany). All products are developed, produced, and certified here. Founded in 1877, Breuer has been supplying both mining and general industry with high quality products for over 50 years and the oil and gas drilling industry for over 15 years.

For the HBT Group, this acquisition represents a further strategic addition to its current product portfolio in the field of drive technology for the mining sector. HBT is now able to offer its customers complete drive solutions for longwall systems – including electric motors and frequency inverters – from a single source. 

HBT’s predecessor companies (DBT, Bucyrus, Caterpillar Global Mining) and Breuer Motoren have been working very closely together for decades on international longwall technology projects.

The acquisition also supports HBT’s efforts to open new markets and regions outside the mining sector. Breuer’s strong position in the oil, gas, and geothermal drilling industry and in the e-mobility sector is of particular interest for the future strategic alignment of the HBT Group. Breuer Motoren has been developing and producing battery-electric and/or fuel cell-powered high-voltage drive solutions in the field of electric driving for many years.The traditional company and product brand “Breuer-Motoren” will be retained and continued in its current form due to its high level of recognition and extensive market recognition in the mining sector.

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