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Schaeffler strengthens its service business in the Industrial division

Schaeffler strengthens its service business in the Industrial division

Following is a press release issued by Schaeffler Group, we are proud to share this great news. If you have questions relating to your business be sure to contact us. 


Most important for you to know is that Bega, including the product brand BETEX, will be an independent entity (within the Schaeffler Group). Our business continues as usual with the addition of products which Bega will supply to Schaeffler, branded with Schaeffler.


Henk van Essen

Managing Director

Bega Special Tools



PRESS RELEASE


Acquisition of BEGA International B.V.

Schaeffler strengthens its service business in the Industrial division


  • Acquisition expands Schaeffler’s range of rolling bearing mounting and dismounting products
  • 100 percent shareholding acquired by share purchase agreement signed on July 28, 2021
  • A key step in the expansion of Schaeffler’s service business under its "Roadmap 2025" strategy


SCHWEINFURT | July 30, 2021 | Schaeffler has acquired BEGA International B.V. (Bega), a leading manufacturer of special tools for mounting and dismounting rolling bearings. The acquisition marks another step in the expansion of Schaeffler’s lifecycle service portfolio. Access to the IIoT platform created for Schaeffler’s OPTIME condition monitoring solution also opens up new possibilities for Bega’s intelligent maintenance tools. Customers will also benefit. They will have a common user interface for all touchpoints, which will help ensure a seamless user experience across the rolling bearing lifecycle, from installation to monitoring and maintenance, right through to repair. Customers and partners will be able to source solutions and services for rolling bearing maintenance and monitoring from a single provider and will benefit from more streamlined access to a range of upkeep and repair solutions.


"The thinking behind our strategically important Industry 4.0 business is to be the partner of choice for predictive and prescriptive maintenance solutions. By working with Bega, we can offer our customers top-quality total lifecycle services and solutions for bearings and other powertrain components," said Rauli Hantikainen, head of Schaeffler’s Industry 4.0 strategic business field.


"Thanks to this new partnership, Schaeffler and Bega will rank among the top providers of maintenance solutions," said Henk van Essen, who is the current CEO of Bega and will stay on in that role going forward. "We also want to be the most innovative provider of maintenance tools."


About BEGA International B.V. 

Established in 1978 and headquartered in Vaassen, Netherlands, Bega is a manufacturer and distributor of special tools for mounting and dismounting rolling bearings and other drive components. Bega tools are used in the production and maintenance departments of MRO and OEM companies. Bega exports to more than 60 countries and provides custom solutions to a wide range of industries, including wind, rail, mining and steel.


Expansion of service business under "Roadmap 2025" strategy  

Schaeffler is constantly developing its offering and becoming more innovative, agile and efficient in order to remain the preferred technology partner for its customers. It is guided in these endeavors by its new strategic framework, the Roadmap 2025. As part of its new strategic direction, the company is pushing ahead with the expansion of its portfolio of asset lifecycle products and services. 


Contact:

Carol Poelma 

Director communications 

Bega Special Tools 

Netherlands 

+31 578 668000

c.poelma@bega.nl

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Europort Rotterdam 2-5 November 2021

Europort Rotterdam 2-5 November 2021

Stand number: Hal 2, 2012



Click HERE for free entrance tickets.  ( 2021)



Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday         10:00 - 18:00 hours

Thursday                        10:00 - 21:00 hours

Friday                                10:00 - 17:00 hours



Dont miss it ! 

From 2 - 5 November 2021, Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will again be the meeting place for the international maritime industry. Europort has a strong focus on innovative technology and complex shipbuilding covering offshore, dredging, navy, fishery, construction vessels, workboats, inland navigation and super yachts. Over a 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries will present their innovative technology against the background of one of the most versatile maritime clusters in the world.


Europort website >>


 Location: Rotterdam AHOY 

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Solid steel shims in a brand-new case

Solid steel shims in a brand-new case

For precise machine alignment. 


BETEX solid stainless steel shims make precise work very easy. Available in 6 dimensions and 11 thicknesses from 0.025 to 3.0 mm. The sets are now supplied in a completely renewed case with improved design. Heavy sets are supplied in a handy roll-around cases. 


View the case selection >>

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Safe bearing assembly with induction heaters 4.0 technology

Safe bearing assembly with induction heaters 4.0 technology

Meet the new generation of low frequency induction heaters. These are used for controlled heating of bearings, gears and other machine parts. By using smart processor technology, a tension-free and monitored heating process is better controlled. The process can be recorded by the log function. .

 

Correct bearing assembly is one of the critical processes that affect the lifespan of a bearing. Requirements for correct installation are increasing. Especially for very expensive bearings or for bearings in hard-to-reach locations. With the introduction of the new series, Bega meets the demand from the industry to be able to exercise a great(er) control over the heating and assembly process.


Two series have been developed: a BASIC series and a SMART series.

The BASIC series replace part of the current BETEX range. These heaters work with a simple keyboard and have a single temperature sensor. Heating can be done in time or temperature mode. Smart electronics ensure optimal heating and efficient use of power.


The SMART series is used when more control over the heating process is needed. These have a modern easy-to-use touchscreen. The heating process can be seen in a clear graph. Data can be saved and externally documented via a USB connection. By means of a double temperature measurement (Delta T) it is possible to fully influence the temperature progress.

Now it is possible for the operator to determines exactly at what rate a bearing is being heated. Speed ​​is therefore not decisive, but stress-free heating is. This prevents damage.


Induction heating is a sustainable way of heating. It replaces old techniques such as ovens, oil baths or open fire, where much more energy is consumed. These methods cause pollution and safety risks. BETEX heaters are robust and made for industrial and intensive use. These modern induction heaters are very efficient in their energy consumption.


Company information:

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Vaassen in The Netherlands, Bega Special Tools manufactures and distributes special tools for safe, cost-effective mounting and dismounting of bearings and transmission parts. These tools substantially improve the quality and ease of maintenance and installation of rotating parts in machines, resulting in longer lifespan. Exported to over 60 countries worldwide, Bega products are used in production and maintenance departments of MRO and OEM companies within various types of industries, comprising special solutions for the wind energy, railway, mining and steel industries. 


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Article in BEARING NEWS

Article in BEARING NEWS

Our new inductionheaters BASIC and SMART featured in the BEARING NEWS magazine!  See page 48,49



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Beware of Copy Cats

Beware of Copy Cats

On various occasions it has been brought to our attention that our Bega (Betex©)  heaters are being copied. 

We have received pictures from China (can be expected) and recently even from USA Florida! (surprising). 


In both cases the parties involved are ex-distributors of Bega Special Tools. 


If you would like more information or if you suspect you are dealing with a copy please contact: info@bega.nl

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