Duechtung Pumpen Maschinenfabrik, a specialist for the development and production of high-performance centrifugal pumps with its headquarters in Witten, Germany, took over the Habermann Mineral Systems GmbH on January 1, 2018. Habermann Mineral Systems (HMS) was also a Witten-based specialist in the design and manufacture of suction dredgers and solids pumps for the sand and gravel industry. With the takeover on 1st of January 2018, the established brand “Habermann Suction Dredger” was integrated into the Duechting umbrella brand and will be continued as the “Habermann suction dredger by Duechting”. In 2015, Duechting already had adopted the single-stage centrifugal pump program and incorporated the robust features of the world-famous “suction dredger pumps” into the conception of its own series, the highly wear-resistant WRX series for abrasive conveyed goods.
“Habermann has been committed to the development and production of suction dredgers at a high technical level for decades,” says Dr. Carsten Duechting, Managing Director of the Witten based family business. “We will not only retain the proven product quality under our new name, but our engineering expertise will further advance the suction dredger technology.” Even before the official takeover on January 1, 2018, Jan Ruckes, previously project manager at Habermann, switched to Duechting. “Our cooperation has already proven itself in the further development of the single-stage centrifugal pumps for the WRX series,” says Ruckes. “Pumps from this series are the heart of every Habermann suction dredger and are also successfully used internationally on suction dredgers from other well-known manufacturers.” Jan Ruckes remains the first point of contact for existing and potential customers. Special emphasis was placed on the transfer of knowledge.
Existing and future customers also benefit from the international Duechting network. Partners in over 50 countries all over the world will be successively trained in the suction dredger technology, guaranteeing excellent on-site assembly and maintenance services as well as simplified communication with the engineering specialists at the German headquarters, in the future.