Balcke-Dürr GmbH · Postfach 10 02 27 · 46002 Oberhausen
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August 19, 2003
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+49-208-8337-0 +49-208-8337-617 Info@balcke-duerr.de
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Business take over of Hamon Rothemühle Cottrell GmbH i. I., Wenden/Sauerland
On 11 August 2003 Balcke-Dürr GmbH came to an arrangement with the insolvency administrator of Hamon
Rothemühle Cottrell GmbH i. I., Wenden, on our firm taking over the business of this currently insolvent
company and merging it with our service division.
Following the re-integration of our previous service activities into Balcke-Dürr GmbH in December of last
year, the above represents a further step in completing our spectrum of products and services to ensure that
your power plants resp. Production plants run properly and economically. As you know, the successful
business activities over many years of Rothemühle have included the following product lines:
• Regenerative and recuperative heat exchangers, types ROTHEMÜHLE ® and Ljungstrom
• Dust precipitators/filters.
Just as in the past what we have on offer here extends to supplying all-in components including construction
and startup as well as maintenance/upkeep and to supplying spare parts. The fact that we have taken over
more than 160 staff in Wenden means that none of the engineering, handling, production, erection and
service expertise is lost to your company.
The Balcke-Dürr name stands for that particular experience and knowledge in air heating, boiler
conversion/service, water/steam circulation including cooling and flue gas cleaning being available for the
operation of your system - and in a quality and dependability that you have come to appreciate.
Registered office: Phone: +49 (0) 2 08 83 37-0 Board of Management: Deutsche Bank AG
Hans-Joachim-Balcke-Strasse Fax: +49 (0) 2 08 83 37-6 17 Dipl.-Ing. Martin Kienböck, President Account No. 6 955 454
46049 Oberhausen, Germany www.balcke-duerr.de William Richard Bouchard Bank Code No. 300 700 10
Registration court: Dipl.-Ing. Claus Brinkmann IBAN DE35 3007 0010 0695 545400
Postal address: Duisburg HRB 13757 Dipl.-Ing. Franz-Josef Hintzen Commerzbank AG
Postfach 10 02 27 VAT ID No. DE 8 13 50 44 80 Dipl.-Betriebswirt Rainer Mohr Account No. 8 321 200
46002 Oberhausen, Germany VAT No. 124 / 5702 / 1113 Dipl.-Ing. Harald Sassmann Bank Code No. 300 400 00
IBAN DE68 3004 0000 0832 120000
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Letter of October 10, 2003
Balcke-Dürr GmbH became a 100% subsidiary of the U.S. industrial group SPX Corporation on 1 August
2002. SPX is a rapidly growing, internationally operating group active in a host of industrial fields. Last year
its roughly 24,000 employees generated revenues of over 5 billion US$ (4.1 billion in 2001) and the company
has attained the investment grade with the rating agencies of Standard & Poor's and Moodys. For more
information on SPX please visit www.spx.com.
We will soon let you know whether Balcke-Dürr GmbH will continue with any non-completed contracts
between yourselves and Hamon Rothemühle Cottrell GmbH i.I. on products and services that we have taken
over. In instances where these orders have been annulled by the insolvency administrator, we are more than
prepared to negotiate with you on their completion.
In future we would ask you to make allowance for the above corporate changes in all your letters, inquiries,
bid invitations, proposals, orders, bills and payments. The address of our Rothemühle branch is as follows:
Wildenburger Str. 1
Here are the revised banking connections:
Deutsche Bank AG, Düsseldorf Account No. 695 54 54 Bank code 300 700 10
Commerzbank AG, Düsseldorf Account No. 832 12 00 Bank code 300 400 00
ING BHF-Bank, Frankfurt/Main Account No. 403 86 Bank code 500 202 00
Westfalenbank, Bochum Account No. 100 32 212 Bank code 430 200 00.
At this point we and our new staff wish to thank you for the trust you have placed in us over so many years.
This is something we can also justify in the future since you will continue to be provided with the knowledge
and skills of those contact persons you already know in marketing, project planning, design, production and
service. Do get in touch with them should you have any questions. For the present we would ask you to
continue using the e-mail addresses and phone/fax numbers that you have.
We trust that our work with you will continue to be done just as successfully and in such good faith as it has
up to now.