The acquisition of Siemens Turbomachinery Equipment GmbH

Tuesday, 03 October 2017




Howden’s newly expanded Turbo Technologies portfolio now includes Steam Turbines and the brands HV-TURBO®, TURBLEX® and Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch®.

On 3 October 2017 at 12:00am Central European Time, Howden acquired Siemens Turbomachinery Equipment businesses in Europe and China along with a Siemens Energy business in America to create the most comprehensive and broadest range of compressors, blowers, fans and now steam turbines to their turbomachinery solutions. Established brands which have been newly acquired include Turblex® in the US as well as HV-TURBO® and Kuhnle, Kopp & Kausch® in Europe. These brands have been added to Howden’s Turbo Technologies, which also includes brands like Roots®, Donkin® and Exvel®.

In total, all of the Howden Turbo Technologies brands represent a combined 500+ years of experience to bring to the wastewater treatment, power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical, iron and steel industries among others.

New manufacturing, engineering and service sites have been added as a result of this acquisition to provide customers with more personal support locally as well as the breadth of global service for international locations. With Howden Teams combining forces with new business sites in Springfield, Missouri, Frankenthal, Germany, Helsingoer, Denmark, Mornago, Italy and Beijing, China, the Howden Turbo Technologies platform is uniquely poised to give customers more.

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Howden is a world-class engineering company with a proud heritage and a desire to be the world's leading application engineering company providing solutions for you in air and gas handling. With 6,000 employees in 27 countries we are undergoing a period of significant business growth. Based at our global headquarters near Glasgow, UK, Howden provides high quality air and gas handling products and services to the power, oil & gas, mining and petrochemical industries - just to name a few. Innovative and agile, we are Howden. Howden - Revolving Around You.

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