Miba AB (Laakirchen, Austria), strategic partner to the international engine and automotive industry, has acquired high voltage resistor manufacturer EBG Elektronische Bauelemente Gesellschaft M.B.H. based in Kirchbach, Austria.
According to Miba CEO Peter Mitterbauer “In acquiring (this company) Miba is continuing with its growth strategy. This is a move into a new area of technology and products with enormous potential for the future, and constitutes active investment in a major trend – energy. High-performance components for power electronics are a key to more efficient drive systems and the steadily growing use of renewable energy sources such as wind power.”
EBG is a specialist in passive electronic components. At EBG’s Kirchbach site in south-east Styria it develops and produces precision high-voltage, high-performance metal oxide resistors. EBG has operations all around the world, and its client list includes a number of major power electronics groups. In development and production, the company focuses on technologically advanced niches and special applications and is valued by its clients as a high-quality, high- offerings to deliver the most comprehensive, energy-efficient systems solutions for hybrid electric vehicles, wind pitch control and other energy storage applications.
The Miba vision is ‘No power train without Miba technology’. “By acquiring EBG we’re taking another step towards achieving that vision and moving into an absolute growth area – energy generation, energy utilization and electrical drive systems. The new companies will broaden Miba’s product portfolio and strengthen its competencies in future-oriented technologies,” said Mitterbauer.
The EBG resistor product lines consist of an extensive variety of metal oxide products made with an exclusive METOX-FILM formulation. The company offers different style options such as flats, cylindricals, dividers and networks.
Additional Resources: (1) The North American Market For High Voltage Resistors > 1 kV: 2009 (2) Linear Resistors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2009-2014 ISBN # 1-893211-24-X (7/2009)
(2) The North American Market For High Voltage Resistors: 2009