KSB Buys into Drive Manufacturer
|On 23 July, Frankenthal-based KSB Aktiengesellschaft acquired a majority interest in ITACO/REEL. The Italian company can look back on 25 years of successfully supplying customised automation and drive solutions for the international market. KSB has been cooperating with ITACO/REEL as its supplier of components and partner in the development of integrated pump drives for more than five years. Based on new technological approaches for motor and drive control solutions, the companies jointly developed a pump drive which even surpasses the most stringent requirements of EU Directive 2005/32/EC for high-efficiency motors.
The electric motors of pumps, as well as of compressors, account for the major portion of energy consumed in industry. This has led to continuously growing demand for energy-saving fluid transport systems.
The development of such systems is of strategic importance for the future success in the pump market. With its interest in the Italian drive specialist, KSB secures access to key technologies of the future.
Picture: On request, KSB Etanorm PumpDrive pumps can be supplied with the new high-efficiency motors by Italian ITACO/REEL already today. (KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Frankenthal)