Bosch Rexroth Expands Hydraulic Drive Portfolio with Advanced Systems from Hägglunds


The high-torque hydraulic drive systems from Hagglunds are used in a wide variety of industries and applications, such as household waste processing.

(Hoffman Estates, IL - www.boschrexroth-us.com) Bosch Rexroth has expanded its product line to include complete hydraulic drive systems from Hagglunds Drives AB, for advanced applications that require high torque at low speeds.

Hagglunds, which has been a part of Bosch Rexroth AG since 2008, is the leading provider of these advanced hydraulic drive systems.

The drive systems are used in a wide variety of industries, including mining and material-handling equipment, marine and offshore technology, paper and pulp processing as well as recycling, sugar cane processing and the chemical industry. In the renewable energy field, Hagglunds' drives power machines for ethanol manufacturing and are used in the initial prototypes for ocean energy generation.

Previously, Rexroth products were used in these applications, but the expansion of its product line strengthens The Drive and Control Company's global position in the hydraulics field.

Hagglunds is integrated into the hydraulics technology group of Bosch Rexroth AG, and its products will continue to be offered as a part of the Rexroth brand name. With its distribution channels and service network remaining intact, Hagglunds customers worldwide will keep their familiar contact partners.

Headquartered in Mellansel, Sweden, about 300 miles (500 km) north of Stockholm, Hagglunds Drives AB earned sales equivalent to approximately $300 million (215 million Euro) in 2008. The company has around 900 employees worldwide with manufacturing sites in Sweden and the USA, 16 sales companies and 60 sales offices worldwide.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world's leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving machinery used in industrial and factory automation as well as in mobile applications. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications, factory automation, mobile applications and renewable energy development. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $8.3 billion (5.9 billion Euro) with 35,300 employees. Visit www.boschrexroth-us.com for more information.

For more information, please contact
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Negin Neghabat
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
5150 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Telephone (847) 645-3728
Fax (847) 645-3728
negin.neghabat@boschrexroth-us.com

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