伟肯总裁兼CEO Vesa Laisi说：“加强我们全球市场的地位是伟肯战略目标的基础，此次收购将为伟肯的成长潜力和市场地位带来很重要的推进。为满足市场的需要TB Wood专攻交流驱动器，所以TB Wood在美国、欧洲和亚洲都有业务部门。我们也看到了在研发和提供商网络方面协作所带为的受益。”
伟肯集团成立于1993年，成立只为一个目的：为全球创造、开发和提供交流驱动器产品。公司的宏伟目标就是满足客户各种各样的需求：如高性能、高可靠性。韦肯提供的交流驱动器的功率范围为0.25 kW...5 MW。2006年，集团的总收入为1.864亿欧元。更多信息：请登录：www.vacon.com
[font=times]Vacon to complete acquisition of TB Wood’s AC drives business [/font]
[font=times][color=#708090]Vacon has now completed the acquisition of TB Wood’s AC drives business, initially announced on December 19, 2007. The acquired business will be incorporated into Vacon’s consolidated financial statements as from the beginning of January 2008. The acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on Vacon Group’s earnings per share in 2008 and 2009.
TB Wood’s has been operating in the electronics business for about 40 years, and the company has a strong market position in power transmission products in North America.
“Strengthening our global market position is a cornerstone of Vacon’s strategy. This acquisition will give a significant boost to Vacon’s growth potential and market position, since the product ranges and customer bases of the companies complement each other. Specializing in AC drives for demanding environments, TB Wood’s has operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, and indepth knowhow in AC drives and applications. We also see synergy benefits to be gained in R&D and in supplier networks,” says Vesa Laisi, President and CEO of Vacon Plc.
Vacon in brief:
The Vacon Group （OMX:VAC1V） was founded in 1993 for one purpose only: to create, develop and provide AC drives worldwide. The company’s ambition is to meet the most demanding needs of customers looking for the ultimate in performance, ease of use and reliability. Vacon offers AC drives in the power range of 0.25 kW...5 MW. In 2006, Group revenues totalled EUR 186.4 million.[/color][/font]