UK manufacturers unite to develop powerful coupling and vibration solution

A world leading UK manufacturer of vibration control and energy management solutions has formed a strategic alliance with an internationally renowned coupler manufacturer.

Staffordshire-based Silentbloc UK Ltd is working with Reich Dive Systems UK Ltd, a subsidiary of German-based Reich-Kupplungen, to share engineering expertise in the development of a new coupling and vibration control solution, which is being manufactured primarily for the power generation market.


The partnership will enable Silentbloc to combine its innovative engineering and expertise in vibration control and intelligent management systems, with Reich Drive Systems’ high reputation in the power generation market, to help the two companies develop a complete coupling and vibration engineered kit solution.


Both Silentbloc and Reich Drive Systems provide bespoke engineered solutions to a range of markets including rail, aerospace, and off-highway, and the product ranges manufactured by each company are complementary in many areas of application. This strategic partnership will enable the two businesses to pool resources, knowledge and expertise to continue to manufacture the innovative, high performing, and reliable solutions that both businesses are internationally known for.


With traditional coupling and vibration solutions, both the coupling and the engine mount have vibration reducing roles. However, by working together to design and manufacture a complete engineered kit solution, the two businesses can pass on improved system performance, and a reduced lifecycle cost to customers. This makes the new product highly effective for the power generation market where custom engineered, high performance, long life products, are required to eliminate the risk of failure.


David Proud, General Manager, Reich Drive Systems UK, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with a company that already has a detailed understanding of our markets. We look forward to working with Silentbloc to develop industry leading solutions that will incorporate our respective products and expertise.”


Craig Harris, Managing Director, Silentbloc also added: “Reich-Kupplungen already has an excellent reputation in the power generation market and is widely recognised as being the most technically-proficient business in its field. This, together with Silentbloc’s innovative engineering expertise, will enable us to deliver a comprehensive solution based upon world leading technologies.”


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