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DURAG buys into JES Elektrotechnik to expand tunnel sensor work

First publishedin World Highways
September 2018
German tunnel sensor monitoring manufacturer DURAG has taken a 50% stake in the Austrian tunnel air and lighting monitoring company JES Elektrotechnik.


JES, based in Hallein, Austria, manufactures and sells environmental monitoring solutions for transport infrastructure applications such as tunnels, underground car parks and road weather stations. It’s markets are mainly in the German-speaking countries worldwide and it also carries out maintenance on behalf of tunnel operators. DURAG Group, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, operates globally, producing solutions for environmental and ambient air monitoring, data management as well as ignition systems and safety devices for industrial combustion processes.

"Through the partnership with DURAG, we now have access to a worldwide sales and service network for our tunnel sensor solutions," said René Jung, managing partner of JES.

Frank-Uwe Schulz, chief executive of DURAG, said that his company benefits from the extensive experience of JES Elektrotechnik which has completed several hundred tunnel projects.

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