Swedish-based Dellner Brakes has acquired US brake and clutch company Gummi USA to consolidate its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of brakes and related power transmission products for the industrial, and marine markets.

This acquisition, the first in Dellner Brakes’ 50 year history, will enable the company to expand its product offering worldwide and also strengthen the company’s distribution in North and South America.

Dellner Brakes CEO Marcus Aberg said: "We are delighted to be joining forces with Gummi USA. They are a strong, established company who, like Dellner, are committed to producing high quality, reliable products backed by strong customer service, which makes them the perfect partner for us.

"Dellner’s technologically advanced disc brakes, systems, power packs and components are distributed all over the world for use in marine and industrial applications. Gummi’s product range will complement this perfectly, allowing us to add high quality drum brakes, clutches, and couplings to our offering."

The enlarged company will operate under the Dellner brand with Marcus Aberg continuing at the helm as CEO. Gummi USA president Edgar Roca has been appointed vice president for Dellner Brakes and managing director for the US company, Dellner Industrial Inc.

Edgar Roca, new Dellner Brakes vice-president and MD of Dellner Industrial Inc, said: "Gummi USA has been working with Dellner Brakes in the US for some time and we are now delighted to be joining the Dellner family. The entire Gummi management team will be staying on to help take the combined business forward and we are all very excited to be part of this next phase of the company’s development and growth.

"As part of the Dellner group, we will have access to a wider global market for our products and we will also be able to capitalise on Dellner’s renowned technical expertise and focus on innovation, which will enable us to further enhance and develop our product range. That’s great news for us, and for our customers."

The US company, formed on 12 September 2017, will continue to operate from its existing production and sales facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina and Houston, Texas.

For more information, see www.dellner-brakes.com and www.gummiusa.com.