Reinhausen Group expands product portfolio for hollow composite insula-tors

Effective 16 June 2017, the Reinhausen Group headquartered in Regensburg will acquire 100% of the shares of MacLean Power France SAS. The production of hollow composite insulators at the Saint-Yorre and Cusset locations in France complements the activities in the area of hollow com-posite insulators for high-voltage applications. The 60 French employees were notified on 4 May 2017 as part of a works council meeting.

Dr. Nicolas Maier-Scheubeck, speaking for the management of the Reinhausen Group said, "We look forward to expanding our technology portfolio and production capacity in the growing business segment of hollow composite insulators for high-voltage applications. The expertise regarding the HTV extrusion process at the French facilities will perfectly complement the LSR injection molding technology used in Regensburg. This will allow us to optimally meet all market requirements of our customers in the future."

The global presence of the Reinhausen Group will open up extensive market access around the world for the new company. In general, the rising trend of replacing ceramic insulators with compo-site insulators is creating market growth. This has led to tentative plans to expand both the Re-gensburg location as well as capacity in France.

With the completion of this acquisition, French production of hollow composite insulators will operate under the new name of Reinhausen France SAS(RFR) as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH. Management of RFR will be assumed by Marcus Hartmann.

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