“The acquisition of GERSYS GmbH will enable us to develop new product capabilities and at the same time to strengthen our role as a supplier of railway manufacturers in areas outside of our traditional portfolio,” remarked HÜBNER General Partner Helge Förster, the responsible manager for the Mobility segment. In addition to gangway systems, HÜBNER also provides damping systems, window systems, rubber profiles, polyurethane front bumpers as well as entry ramps for railway vehicles. “We think there are interesting growth possibilities in the cockpit and locomotive cab area, which we will now begin to develop with GERSYS,” explains Förster. The company is serving a special niche of the global market of railway companies that is marked by very high technological entry barriers, as all products have to fulfill extensive standards and certifications.
Commenting on the deal, Erwin Sterzer, Managing Director and founder of GERSYS, remarked: “We are a healthy medium-sized company. Thus we are pleased to have found a partner like HÜBNER that has frequently shown that it is ready to help a company like ours grow through its worldwide presence – without wanting to impinge too much on its partners’ independence. As a family-owned company, HÜBNER also represents a similar company culture and value system that fits to us. We are looking forward to working together and the coming successes.”
The HÜBNER Group
Mobility. Materials. Photonics. | united by passion.
As a global system supplier for the mobility industry, for manufacturing and for life
sciences and research applications, the HÜBNER Group is the worldwide leader in
gangway systems for buses and railway vehicles (Mobility), a prominent solution
provider for rubber products, plastics technologies and elastomer-coated industrial
textiles (Material Solutions) as well as a rising supplier for applications in the field
of laser, terahertz and high-frequency technologies (Photonics). The HÜBNER
Group employs more than 2,800 people around the world. In addition to the
headquarters in Kassel, Germany, HÜBNER has built up more than 20 locations
around the world in the preceding years and decades.