They aim to embark on the road to the future together: the German supplier and manufacturer of leak detection technology SGB, based in Siegen, has been part of the ELAFLEX HIBY Group since 1st December 2022.

As a leading international specialist in refuelling technology and safe connections for transhipment of hazardous goods and sensitive substances, ELAFLEX HIBY is an indispensable part of energy logistics. Based in Hamburg, the company has been supplying hoses, fittings, couplings, expansion joints and delivery valves for almost 100 years.

ELAFLEX HIBY and SGB have now announced that the ELAFLEX HIBY Group has acquired the German supplier and manufacturer of leak detection technology SGB from Siegen as of 1st December 2022. This opens up major potential for the future, especially with regard to low-emission mobility and logistics.

SGB Group is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. SGB leak detectors monitor any double-walled containers and pipelines for leaks. The innovative solutions of the technological pioneer in the field of leak detection thus sustainably protect the environment.

The joint aim of both companies is to strengthen and further develop the entire portfolio of leakage and monitoring systems for double-walled containers, pipelines and collection chambers. The emphasis is placed on leakage and monitoring systems for high-vacuum applications involving hydrogen and LNG.

Stefan Kunter, CEO of the ELAFLEX HIBY Group (left) and SGB Managing Director Jost Berg


Facing the future together

Stefan Kunter, CEO of the ELAFLEX HIBY Group, comments: “We are pleased to welcome the company, which has been recognised for decades, with its management and employees as part of the EH Group. The acquisition of such a powerful company offers us, as a global player system supplier for refuelling technology, an excellent basis for the further development of our product concepts”.

SGB will still retain its operational independence and distribution channels in the new configuration, as the two companies point out. Jost Berg will remain in office as Managing Director and will continue to lead his team of 45 employees at the Siegen site.

“We are very much looking forward to working together as we share the same visions and values”, said SGB Managing Director Jost Berg, emphasising: “By pooling our specialist knowledge and experience, we are strengthening our leading positions in the market and creating a future-oriented basis for our high standards of performance and service. The SGB team will be at all customers’ and partners’ sides in the future with its quality, innovation and first-rate service”.