At the turn of the 1990's, BGB’s reputation for individual slip rings and brush holders was clear to see, particularly in certain industries such as Packaging, Standby Power, Cable Reeling, Fairground and Water Treatment. It's within the wastewater industry where we designed and manufactured the first slip ring packaged assembly, combining both slip ring and brush holders into one neatly packaged sealed unit. Investment in compression moulding machines, lathes, CNC and other manufacturing equipment saw the volumes start to increase and improvement in quality and capabilities such as 1 piece moulding.
Seeing the success of slip ring packages and wanting to expand the business through exporting, David started to exhibit at more internationally focussed events, and it's here where we first spotted an opportunity in an emerging energy market coming out of Denmark where wind turbines were becoming a popular way of producing energy from a renewable source. With the help of a Danish agent, Jorgen Hansen, BGB began to form great relationships with early OEM's: NEG Micon, Vestas, Bonus and Siemens, providing NEG Micon and Vestas with our first wind specific pitch control slip ring.