12. November 2020, Aurich/Germany

Hermann Bettels GmbH & Co. KG acquires ENERCON rail company e.g.o.o.

Sale to take place as part of ENERCON’s restructuring / Jobs at e.g.o.o. to remain following acquisition

ENERCON has reached an agreement with Hermann Bettels GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of ENERCON’s rail company e.g.o.o. mbH. The outcome of the intensive sales negotiations conducted over the past week is that Hermann Bettels GmbH & Co. KG will become the sole shareholder of the Aurich-based rail operator effective on 1 December 2020. As a rail operator with qualified expertise in the field of heavy load transport and handling of special-sized loads, the e.g.o.o. will supplement the portfolio of the Hildesheim-based holding in its transport logistics division. Jobs at e.g.o.o. will remain following the acquisition. The sale is being carried out as part of the process to restructure ENERCON, which will see the company focus on its core business of developing, selling and servicing onshore wind energy converters.

‘We are glad to be gaining a new owner in Hermann Bettels GmbH & Co. KG that wants to develop the e.g.o.o. business model further in a sustainable and future-proof manner with us’, says e.g.o.o. Managing Director Alexander Haeckel. ‘The Bettels group already has a key focus on the transport logistics area in its business activities. The e.g.o.o. will make the perfect addition to this portfolio. We are thus in good hands at the Bettels group.’

Managing Director and Shareholder Knut Bettels shares his opinion with us: ‘The e.g.o.o. will complete our transport portfolio perfectly. With its highly competent team, it will strengthen our endeavours to offer energy-efficient and resource-friendly logistics services to our customers operating across regions’.

ENERCON is currently shifting its focus to international growth markets following the collapse of the German onshore market. A stronger focus on its core business, namely the development, sales and service of onshore wind energy converters, as well as directly associated areas, goes hand in hand with this. In the course of this strategic reorientation, ENERCON is parting with business segments that do not form part of its core business. In addition to a new strategic focus, the reorientation also comprises making structural changes to the company organisation, a drive to develop new competitive and cost-optimised wind energy converters, and optimising the global supply chain against the backdrop of tougher competitive conditions.

About e.g.o.o.:

Over the past twelve years, e.g.o.o. has evolved from an ENERCON factory train to a competitive rail operator for the whole of Germany and an internationally active rail freight forwarder. Its business activities focus on conventional and combined freight transport, block train systems and special transport solutions for out-of-gauge loads. The e.g.o.o. operates 25 train journeys daily and transports loads totalling around 1.6 million tonnes every year. The e.g.o.o. fleet currently comprises ten locomotives with different sizes and power classes. It includes electric locomotives operated with green energy for a neutral impact on the environment.

About ENERCON:

ENERCON is a leading international wind energy converter manufacturer based in Aurich. The company was founded by engineer Dr Aloys Wobben in 1984 and today belongs to the top five biggest wind energy converter manufacturers in the world. ENERCON is recognised as a leader in technology and innovation: the company is known for its innovative gearless drive design and for having the most comprehensive portfolio of patents in the industry. To date, ENERCON has installed more than 30,035 wind energy converters worldwide with an energy generation capacity of more than 52.3 gigawatts (as at Q2/2020).

About the Bettels group:

BETTELS is a company group that operates across regions and conducts various business activities in the fields of disposal, ready-mix concrete production, energy generation and energy supply to private and industrial customers, as well as transport logistics.

The company group employs approximately 1,000 employees who currently generate an annual turnover of 200 million euros.

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