The Weidmuller Group has purchased Bosch Rexroth Monitoring Systems GmbH from Bosch Rexroth AG. Weidmuller strengthens its presence in the wind power industry and expands its solution portfolio for condition-monitoring technologies, via the deal.
The new subsidiary, located in Dresden, Germany, employs 25 people and will operate under the name of ‘Weidmuller Monitoring Systems’. As part of the acquisition, the Weidmuller Group purchased the former facility of Bosch Rexroth Monitoring Systems in Dresden, where the condition-monitoring systems for wind power installations are developed, manufactured and distributed. These systems, marketed under the brand name BLADEcontrol, monitor the condition of wind turbine rotor blades and provide the ability to detect ice build-up.
“Weidmuller Monitoring Systems breathes new life into our existing solution portfolio for the wind energy sector,” says Dr. Peter Köhler, chief executive of the Weidmuller Group. “Thanks to our new subsidiary and its excellence in the area of rotor blade-based damage detection for wind turbines, our portfolio for wind turbine condition monitoring has become considerably more appealing in Germany and worldwide. We are delighted to be able to work together with our new employees in designing customized automation solutions for the wind energy systems of the future.”