Acquisition of Laminage de Précision
The KERN-LIEBERS group of companies acquires Laminage de Précision in Asse, Belgium, a company operating in the specialty wire sector, in order to extend and reinforce the base with respect to primary material.
Strategic partnership with the BRAND GROUP
The KERN-LIEBERS group and the BRAND GROUP, a specialist in the development and manufacture of technical springs and bent wire parts based in the town of Anröchte in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, agree to a strategic partnership in the field of bow springs for the automotive drive train. As part of this partnership, the joint venture Brand-Kern-Liebers China is established in Taicang, China in early 2012. Another joint venture for the NAFTA area follows in 2014 in Mexico.
BRUKER SPALECK SOLAR TECHNOLOGY moves into new building in Taicang
In Mexico, China and India, extension buildings are inaugurated. BRUKER SPALECK Solar Technology (Taicang) Co., Ltd. moves into a new building in Taicang / China and land is bought in Tianjin / China fur further expansion in Northern China.
KERN-LIEBERS acquires Applied Spring Technology Ltd. in England, a specialist in the field of constant force springs.
Dipl.-Ing. Josef Schwuger leaves as technical director of the company. He is succeeded by Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Dirk Heers who previously led the business unit Wire.