Deharde supports Nicholas-Tour

This year our Christmas donation was given to a local project

Anyone who saw around 30 St. Nicholas' on motorcycles touring through Varel on Monday, December 6, was not mistaken. The bikers had exchanged their leather gear for red coats and were on their way on their St. Nicholas' tour to distribute sweet gifts. Several stops were made in Varel, from Langendamm to the Varel harbor, the city center, Büppel and Obenstrohe. Everywhere there two accompanying "angels" from a van quickly packed up a box, where - corona conform - the children individually received the sweet gifts beaming with joy.

Jürgen Tissen, an employee at the local industrial company Deharde GmbH, is also one of the volunteer Santa Clauses. Following the example of Wilhelmshaven, where a similar event has been held for several years, he and his friends decided last year that all children, regardless of their parents' income, should be given a treat at St. Nicholas. So why not use their hobby to put on an impressive Christmas motorcycle parade that would put smiles on the faces of little (and big!) kids alike?

In order to be able to carry out this great gift, the "Red Rock Rockers" depend on donations. The most important supporter this year is Tissen's employer Deharde, who dedicated his annual Christmas donation to the St. Nicholas' tour. To all contributors and donors who have helped to make the campaign possible, the whole St. Nicholas' troupe would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of their hearts!

When asked why he was involved, Tissen fell silent for a moment. He doesn't want to be seen as a "do-gooder," he says hesitantly. Then he adds in a low voice: "... but when the children's eyes light up, especially those of families who perhaps have it a bit harder financially than others, that makes me quite happy!"

Together with his friends, he is already planning for the coming year, in which he would like to distribute fewer sweets, but rather targeted small gifts. He is also toying with the idea of collecting for social institutions. "For this, of course, we continue to rely on donations. We are very happy about everyone who participates and helps!" he asks.

For this year, at least, the St. Nicholas bikers have fulfilled their mission and ensured plenty of shining eyes. Now the red coats are hanging in the cupboards again - until next year, when the unusual St. Nicholas troop on tour through Varel wants to ensure a successful St. Nicholas Day again!

Deharde at the Aviation Forum Hamburg 2021

See you there!

"Aviation Reloaded" is the pugnacious motto of this year's Aviation Forum in Hamburg from December 7-8. Already for the 11th time, the aviation and aerospace industry meets at the Forum for conferences, excursions and technical discussions as well as for exhibiting and of course for networking. We from Deharde, too, will be there again this year and we are looking forward to good discussions with you about new strategies, technologies and partnerships. Please let us welcome you at our booth E26!

Deharde at the Dubai Airshow 2021

Presenting Deharde Polygon Forming®

On 14-18.2021 it's that time again: We cordially invite you to visit us at the Dubai Airshow at booth no. 753 in the German Pavilion! After a long break due to Corona, we finally can exchange news and ideas with you in person again and design joint projects. This year in Dubai we will especially present the Deharde Polygon Forming®, an innovation that allows to bend sheet metal at low cost and in highest quality. With Deharde Polygon Forming® plane shells and other formed components can be manufactured in an outstanding and cost-efficient way.  The top polygon-formed products are already successfully on duty in aviation and space.

Come and visit us, we are looking forward to meeting you!

New LuFo Projects enhance Deharde Polygon Forming®

Technology development together with two renowned Institutes of the Hannover Centre of Production Technology of Leibniz University

Kick-off at Deharde: two projects for advanced technology topics have been started at our company – both are so promising that they are funded by the Lower Saxony LuFo aeronautical research program! The objective is to develop specialized processes to form complex machined plates and sheets for aerospace structures.

Already today, Deharde Polygon Forming® is being applied successfully to the production of fuselage shells of the Airbus BelugaXL transport aircraft as well as panels of the Vega C space launcher system, using a comparatively low degree of deformation. With the funded further development of the process significantly higher degrees are to be achieved. Stephan Eelman, Vice President Technology & Innovation at Deharde: "We are taking the proven bending process Deharde Polygon Forming® to the next level in order to manufacture an even wider range of structures efficiently and with a reproducible, high accuracy." New process simulations will accelerate the development of forming techniques and serve as the basis for digitized manufacturing procedures and additional efficiency potential.

The projects are executed in close partnership with the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) and the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines (IFUM) at Leibniz University Hannover. The projects were officially launched together with DLR's Project Management Agency for Aeronautics Research and the funding body, the state of Lower Saxony/NBank. Martin Herrmann, advisor in charge of aeronautics research at the NBank, illustrates at the kick-off meeting: "The projects are a sign of the high quality and technology leadership of aeronautics in Lower Saxony. But it is also a sign of the high innovative capacity of the company Deharde, which is forcefully pursuing its path to successfully act on future markets. At the same time, our support of this research is an investment in the people who are securing this important place in the aviation market by means of consistent development of new competencies". In the coming years, Deharde will work together with aviation OEMs in a targeted manner to transfer the specializations achieved into the serial production of these components and into upcoming aircraft models.

Dr Kai Brüggemann Chairman of the Executive Board as of 01.09.2021

Experienced top manager with industry experience recruited to strengthen the management team

Dr. Kai Brüggemann will take over the chairmanship of the management from 01.09.2021. We are glad that after a very good year in 2020, Dr. Brüggemann will accompany the upcoming and expected (market) growth with his extensive experience. Thanks to his excellent network in the industry he will set further impulses.

After completing his studies and doctorate in mechanical engineering in Hamburg and Hanover, Dr Brüggemann held various positions at Airbus. He temporarily took over the management of the supply chain at RUAG Aerospace in Switzerland before returning to Airbus as plant manager, first in Bremen and then in Hamburg. In autumn 2016, he moved to Deutsche Bahn as Chief Production Officer for long-distance transport and in 2020 he took over the management of ÖBB Technische Services in Vienna.

We are looking forward to our future cooperation and welcome Dr Brüggemann to Deharde!

Innovative technologies and eco-efficiency

Deharde part of the “Trinitair” project of the Hamburg company APC

Make aircraft fly more efficiently - even and especially those already in service: With this vision in mind, APC engineers have spent the last five years developing the innovative "Trinitair" winglet, intended to reduce induced drag during flight. It was designed specifically for the after-sales market. Trinitair replaces easily existing wingtips by simple retrofitting; herewith enabling aircraft already in service to reduce their fuel consumption.

Deharde has been involved in the project from an early stage: our Varel-based company was already involved in the wind tunnel tests. Deharde is currently producing individual parts for the first prototype - which APC would like to test on an Airbus A330 as early as the third quarter of 2021.

We are proud to support this forward-looking project of the Hamburg-based company and hope to see many of the characteristic 3-finger wingtips in the sky soon!