German pipe distributor Hoberg & Driesch has lined up a €1 million ($1.18m) investment at its subsidiary for processing services.
Last year, the company took over the former RSC Röhrenhandel in Wesseling near Cologne (see Kallanish 6 August 2020), which it has since renamed to Hoberg & Driesch Processing. The acquisition was part of a diversification strategy towards more downstream services the group has pursued since 2015.
The unit’s processing services include sawing, stamping, bending, laser cutting, several types of end-forming and surface treatment. While the company does not specify the target segments of the investment, it notes that it recently introduced linear sawing with shot blasting. This creates surfaces that are immediately enabled for coating, a service which targets application in utility vehicles, it says.
Christian Koehl Germany