Dellner Brakes launching wider range of products for US market


(HOUSTON) — Dellner Brakes will be launching an expanded range of power transmission products to the U.S. marine market at the International Workboat Show from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, following the company’s acquisition of U.S. brake and clutch specialist Gummi USA.

Since the acquisition on Sept. 12, the enlarged business is already starting to work together under one umbrella and the company’s U.S. stock and distribution operations have been consolidated to the Dellner Brakes Gummi USA facility in Houston, Texas.

Dellner Brakes CEO Marcus Aberg said: “Our acquisition of Gummi USA is a real milestone for us, as it will enable us to strengthen our distribution in America, a market where we are very keen to expand. We are also now able to meet our customers’ power transmission needs with a wider range of products. We are really looking forward to welcoming customers and media to our stand to celebrate our new partnership, see our expanded product range and find out more.”

The products at the show will include Gummi USA-branded drum shaft brakes, reduction gear clutches, torsional couplings and rotary unions as well as Dellner Brakes’ technologically advanced braking solutions such as the company’s "stopping, turning, locking" (STL) system.

The STL system is an innovative design that has seen continuous development from the company over recent years, to meet the changing needs of the market and customers’ specific requirements. For example, Dellner Brakes has recently custom built its largest STL system for the U.K. Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. The 65,000-tonne vessels each have two propeller shafts, each fitted with an 11,000-kg STL system that allows operators to stop, hold and securely lock each shaft independently, and to individually turn the shafts and giant 33-tonne propellers for maintenance and blade assembly.

Dellner Brakes has also launched the world’s first fully automated electrical version of the STL to complement the company’s hydraulic systems. This patent-pending Dellner electrical STL system is compact and needs no additional piping.

Visit Dellner Brakes at Stand 3913 at the Workboat Show, or visit

By Professional Mariner Staff