Germany’s Flender expands presence by opening new Sydney facility

The new Flender facility in Sydney, Australia. Image credit: Flender

Germany-based drivetrain specialist Flender has expanded its production and service capacities in Australasia by establishing a new facility in Sydney, New South Wales.

In a press release, the company said the new Sydney facility will be over 1,800 square metres in size and will be structurally capable of supporting a 50-tonne crane.

The hub will also have all of the necessary equipment to provide OEM standards to consumers. 

Flender said it will be able to fix gearboxes weighing up to 40 tonnes, as well as wind turbine main shafts, lubricating systems, fluid couplings, and brakes.

According to Flender Group CEO Andreas Evertz, the company sees tremendous growth potential in both the wind and industrial sectors across the continent.

“To reach the goals from the Paris climate agreement we must not only ramp up renewable energy capacities but also transform our industries towards sustainability. This includes recycling and establishing a circular economy,” he noted. 

Evertz also emphasised that Flender’s workshops are fully equipped to service and restore existing installed bases, not only for the company’s own fleet but for all gearbox kinds in the market.

Meanwhile, Kareem Emara, managing director of Flender Australia and New Zealand underscored the value of customer proximity.

“With the new facility in Sydney, we are continuing to be more agile and respond to their needs as quickly as possible,” Emara said. 

He added, “We have been in the industry for many years. Using our OEM knowledge and technical expertise we can provide proactive support.”

Sydney is Flender’s fourth service hub in Australia besides the locations in Rockhampton, Perth and Melbourne. 

The latter is part of the acquisition of Finnish wind gearbox manufacturer Moventas in 2022.

Flender stated its facilities are designed to handle a product’s whole lifecycle, from installation to decommissioning and refurbishment.

With the digital drivetrain intelligence AIQ, Flender also provides digital services that allow preventive maintenance and maximise plant availability.