Schaeffler acquires Bega, expands range of rolling bearing mounting and dismounting products
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.
“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.”
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.