German drive train specialist Flender is expanding production and service capacities in Australia by opening a new facility in Sydney. With its Winergy brand for wind-turbine drives, the company has one of the largest installed bases in Australia, aiming to scale up the local presence and be close to customers. The same is the case for the industrial drive portfolio with a proven track record in Australian industries such as mining, cement, harbor equipment, and further. Flender’s gearboxes and couplings continue to power some of Australian industries’ heaviest machines.
“For both our wind and industrial business, we see enormous growth potential on the continent,” said Andreas Evertz, Flender Group CEO. “To reach the goals from the Paris climate agreement, we must not only ramp up renewable energy capacities but also transform our industries toward sustainability.
This includes recycling and establishing a circular economy. Our workshops are perfectly equipped for servicing and refurbishing the existing installed base, not only for our own fleet but all gearbox types in the market.”
The new Sydney facility will be more than 1,800 square meters and has the structural capacity for a 50-ton crane. It will have all equipment required to deliver OEM standard to customers. Flender will be able to repair gearboxes up to 40 tons as well as equipment such as main shafts for wind turbines, lube systems, fluid couplings, and brakes.
Sydney is Flender’s fourth service hub in Australia besides the locations in Rockhampton, Perth, and Melbourne.
“It is important to be close to our customers,” said Kareem Emara, managing director of Flender Australia and New Zealand. “With the new facility in Sydney, we are continuing to be more agile and respond to their needs as quickly as possible.
We have been in the industry for many years. Using our OEM knowledge and technical expertise we can provide proactive support.”
Flender’s facilities are set up to support the lifecycle of a product from installation to decommissioning and refurbishment. With the digital drivetrain intelligence AIQ, Flender also provides digital services that allow preventive maintenance and maximize plant availability.
Flender is headquartered in Bocholt, Germany, offers gear units, couplings and generators and associated services, with a focus on key industries such as wind power, cement, mining, oil and gas, power generation, water and wastewater, marine, conveyor and crane technology.
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