HÜBNER acquires folding bellows assembly business of ContiTech in Northeim, Germany


Kassel/Northeim, Germany. HÜBNER, the renowned Kassel-based company, continues its expansion course. In July 2017, the HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG has acquired the folding bellows assembly business of ContiTech Elastomer-Beschichtungen GmbH based in Northeim, Germany.

Expansion of know-how and product range

"We are very pleased to strengthen our position as the leading global provider of bus articulation systems and folding bellows with the integration of this product line and the accompanying gain in technical know-how and additional attractive products," remarked Helge Förster, HÜBNER General Manager for the Transportation Division.  Translucent folding bellows are one of the specialties of the newly acquired unit. In addition to expanding HÜBNER's worldwide network, the acquisition also gives the company access to new markets.

ContiTech has sold its niche business in connection with a strategic streamlining of its portfolio. In future it will be concentrating more on core competences such as the production of coated fabrics. ContiTech will continue to produce fabrics for folding bellows.

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