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English Press Releases

„Best Doors in First Class Finish“

Premier Door Systems Australia has installed up to 20 EFAFLEX High-Speed Doors for metal processing company ABCOR Pty Ltd

"Best Doors in First Class Finish"

ABCOR is one of the cleanest metal processing companies in Australia. Along with attaching great emphasis on professional competence and environmental friendliness, ABCOR also ensure the best possible operating equipment and optimal working conditions for employees.
Premier Door Systems Pty Ltd located in Campbellfield, Australia is a long-standing partner of the German specialist for high-speed industrial doors, EFAFLEX. This partnership helps maintain the high standards of installation and quality associated with EFAFLEX High-Speed Doors.
Premier Door Systems is proud of their association with EFAFLEX and ABCOR, and recently installed 6 EFA-STT-L doors into the harsh environment of the metal polishing bays at ABCOR, where quality and technology is of the highest order.
„…..it is without doubt the investment in technically sophisticated, modern equipment contributes to our success“ explains John Kaias, Director of ABCOR. „…the doors of EFAFLEX contribute to providing customer design fulfilment of production requirements, for both local and international companies“.
Andrew Bykersma, General Manager of Premier Door Systems, said „To be able to offer the customers a world-class production facility, means continuous growth and improvement in the manufacturing sector, despite both local and overseas competition. The function, performance and high quality appearance of EFAFLEX doors are an integral part of this“.
The EFA-STT® features a wind and weather resistant door blade and seal. The door blade consists of crystal-clear and PVC-free laths made of acrylic glass. The pitch of 225mm high, provides over 70% transparency to the door curtain. This allows for increased light ingress, smooth transport processes and helps avoid accidents through safe two-way vision. The door opening and closing operation is accommodated in the original EFAFLEX spiral, allowing space saving, non-contact and wear free operation. The EFAFLEX spiral ensures that the individual laths are kept separate during operation and high operating speeds, of up to 2.5 m/s. This exemplary function principle combines quiet operation with longevity and maximum availability. Even after many years of high operations and harsh conditions the EFA-STT ® still impresses with absolute economy and immaculate optics, in addition, the product properties are architecturally versatile and available for sizes up to 8000mm x 7000mm. Various combinations of installation and lath configuration are available, including translucent and coloured lath infills (i.e. grey).
The installation of the doors at ABCOR form part of the company“s objective to create a comfortable and safe working environment for employees working in these areas. The reduction of noise, increased light ingress and safety devices all contribute to making these doors ideal for the application.
Founded in 1971, ABCOR Pty Ltd quickly established a reputation as a supplier of high quality products, supplying Kenworth Trucks with front protections brackets. Recently ABCOR was awarded the contract to manufacture and supply over 12,000 front protection brackets for the new Toyota Hilux.

EFAFLEX – safe high-speed doors

In 1974, when the company was founded, EFAFLEX was the first company worldwide which exclusively dealt with high-speed doors. And they knew what they did! Since this vision made up the edge on our competitors from the first day. Today, EFAFLEX is THE brand manufacturer of high-speed doors and the unchallenged technology leader. EFAFLEX industrial doors are available in different variants like spiral doors, roll-up doors, folding doors, clean room doors, freezer doors, machine protection doors as well as in many special options for numerous industries and trades. The company globally employs more than 1000 employees and has been a proudly owner-managed family company since formation. EFAFLEX“s headquarters are located in Bruckberg at the heart of Bavaria offering innovative and creative engineering design internationally from Germany and further European countries.

EFAFLEX – 40+ years of success

By deciding in favour of an EFAFLEX high-speed door, you have opted for the worldwide leading technology and benefit exclusively from our technical edge. In-house research and development are an important part of the EFAFLEX company philosophy. We guarantee permanent progress. Being a technology leader is not easy but for the sake of your future success, we will continue developing revolutionary door systems. Our sales network extends over all five continents. And we have subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia and China.
Quality

As a responsible door manufacturer EFAFLEX“s high-speed doors have been routinely tested since 2005 by the IFT for durability and performance; from 2008 the doors have held consistent certification. In the latest test reports EFAFLEX high-speed door types EFA-SST® and EFA-STT® alongside the high-speed folding door EFA-SFT® have been reassessed and certified after successfully completing more than one million opening and closing cycles.

Contact
EFAFLEX Tor- und Sicherheitssysteme GmbH & Co. KG
Alexander Beck
Fliederstrasse 14
84079 Bruckberg
Phone: 08765 820
E-Mail: alexander.beck@efaflex.com
Url: http://www.efaflex.com

Computer Information Telecommunications

Qlik Sense Deep Dive: New Intensive training program from AKQUINET for advanced Qlik Sense Developers

Debut in November 2017

Qlik Sense Deep Dive: New Intensive training program from AKQUINET for advanced Qlik Sense Developers

(Source: @ akquinet AG)

Hamburg, 19. September 2017. The IT consultancy companies AKQUINET and TIQ solutions have developed a new three-day intensive training curriculum for Qlik Sense developers. With Qlik Sense, users can easily create flexible, interactive visualizations and make meaningful decisions. The offering will provide four focused, independent tracks presented in interactive groups of ten or less. The course premiers from November 27th-29th at the Resort Schwielowsee near Berlin and will be offered on an ongoing basis as annual Qlik Sense Developer Summit.

According to Konrad Mattheis, Managing Director of AKQUINET and Qlik Luminary 2017, „we specifically solicited feedback from Qlik Sense developers about their thematic interests, organisational wishes and criticism of existing training offerings and took heed of this input during course conceptualization. We have been and continue to be in an ongoing dialogue with the community regarding topics, speakers and course content to help us provide an experience that dives deeper into the Qlik „sphere“ than ever before.“

This year ’s kick-off event will focus on the following topics:
– Advanced Analytics
– Advanced Extension Development
– Advanced Scripting
– Qlik Sense Security

The parallel sessions will be led by the current Qlik Luminaries Konrad Mattheis (AKQUINET) and Ralf Becher (TIQ Solutions) as well as AKQUINET Solution Architects Alexander Nagler and Robert Weber. All speakers will be available to attendees during evening „jam sessions“ for further dialogue regarding the Qlik Sense universe.

Further information about the event may be found at http://www.sensedeepdive.com

About akquinet AG
akquinet AG is an internationally active and steadily growing IT consultancy firm with its corporate headquarters in Hamburg. Operating on a broad technological base, it helps companies make their IT processes speedier, simpler and more secure. The company specialises in the introduction of ERP and BI systems and on the individual development of software solutions in the fields of Java, SAP, QlikView, Qlik Sense and Microsoft. Over 750 specialists work for the company at head office and at subsidiary branches in Germany, Poland and Austria. Working in mechanical and systems engineering, in insurance and the public sector, in the social economy and in logistics, AKQUINET has many years of experience in all these fields and offers certified solutions. AKQUINET operates its TÜV-IT-certified computing centres in Hamburg, Itzehoe and Norderstedt on an integrated basis. AKQUINET is a Microsoft Gold Partner, SAP Partner and an Elite Solution Provider for QlikView and Qlik Sense. akquinet AG is an independent company without a stock market listing.

Company-Contact
akquinet
Michael Walther
Paul-Stritter-Weg 5
22297 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 881732617
E-Mail: michael.walther@akquinet.de
Url: http://www.akquinet.de

Press
marketing & public relations on demand
Andrea Fischedick
Brahmsstraße 7
63225 Langen
Phone: +49 6103 2021885
E-Mail: fischedick@mupod.de
Url: http://www.mupod.de

English Press Releases

40 years of SKIDATA: ceremony for the company´s anniversary

From start-up to global player thanks to the power of innovation and SKIDATA staff´s dedication

40 years of SKIDATA: ceremony for the company´s anniversary

40 years of SKIDATA: ceremony for the company´s anniversary

SKIDATA celebrated its 40th anniversary on September 15, 2017. Numerous guests, including guests of honor Günther Walcher (founder of SKIDATA) and Governor of Salzburg Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, attended the anniversary party to celebrate this global leader in access management and visitor management. The event was marked with a celebration and the opening of the SKIDATA World of Experience at the SKIDATA headquarters in Grödig near Salzburg, Austria. SKIDATA has transformed from a Salzburg-based start-up to a growing global player with around 1,350 staff around the world. „It is no coincidence that we continue to grow successfully; rather, it is largely the result of the power of innovation and dedication of our team,“ explained Hugo Rohner, CEO of SKIDATA AG.

From airports to soccer stadiums and 80% of the world´s ski resorts: around the globe, operators rely on the technology, expertise and quality they get from SKIDATA. The company´s success story began 40 years ago. In 1977, SKIDATA founder Günther Walcher developed the first printed ski ticket and first electronic register – milestones in the history of mountain sports regions. The former start-up has grown into a global player and international leader in the field of access and visitor management.

SKIDATA: responsible management and long-standing staff loyalty
SKIDATA´s development was also recognized by Governor of Salzburg Dr. Wilfried Haslauer: „SKIDATA is an innovative model company that, in Salzburg alone, employs 400 staff and has hired 60 new employees in the last year. The company´s good and responsible management is reflected, among other things, by an above-average employee retention rate. The company is also especially active in the training of apprentices.“ On behalf of the State of Salzburg, Dr. Haslauer congratulated the company on its anniversary and impressive success story.

Johann Präauer has been with SKIDATA for 35 years and is one of many examples of the company´s above-average employee retention rate. „I have had so many opportunities to grow at SKIDATA. Even after such a long time, I still get so many exciting perspectives and I think it is just great. I started as a field service technician and am currently in the electronic development department. I especially appreciate the friendly teamwork at the company, the fast decision paths and the flexible working hours. All of this contributes to why I have enjoyed working at SKIDATA for 35 years,“ says Johann, SKIDATA employee since 1982.

Innovation & expansion mean job creation at SKIDATA
Over the past four decades, additional business units, innovative solutions and dedicated employees have joined the company. The portfolio has grown to include RFID chips for contactless entry, parking management, and solutions for stadiums, amusement parks and exhibition centers. Over the years, the distribution network has also grown. Today, SKIDATA is represented by 26 subsidiaries, five joint ventures and more than 10,000 installations in over 100 countries. Around the world, approximately 1,350 employees play a role in the company´s success. A large network around the globe means that SKIDATA offers attractive national and international career and development paths. SKIDATA is always looking for new talented team members for all departments. Plenty of interesting jobs are available in an international setting. Job vacancies are frequently posted on https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/

Opening of the SKIDATA World of Experience: a digital showroom for customers and applicants
Another highlight of the anniversary celebration was the opening of the 450m2 World of Experience. This digital showroom was officially opened by Governor Dr. Wilfried Haslauer. „The SKIDATA World of Experience gives our customers a great look at where SKIDATA is now, and where it is headed for the future. The showroom brings together the analogue and digital worlds of SKIDATA solutions in an impressive way,“ explained Hugo Rohner on the inaugural tour with guests from politics and business.

How does one manage the admission of 50,000 visitors into a stadium? What goes on in a control center that monitors hundreds of parking garages? Customers can experience all of this and more up-close in the showroom. The SKIDATA World of Experience also gives applicants and students the opportunity to learn more about the company and its innovative products on a tour.

picture: A birthday present of a somewhat different dimension: CC Salzburg President Konrad Steindl, Charles Egli, Chairman of the SKIDATA Supervisory Board, Governor Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, Hugo Rohner, CEO of SKIDATA AG, Richard Hemetsberger, mayor of Grödig und Florian Schneeberger, Vice President Business Line Management & Innovation officially opened the 450 sq. m. Experience World (from left to right).

SKIDATA is a leading international company for access solutions and management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, sports stadiums, major airports, shopping centers, cities, spas and wellness facilities, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA helps clients optimize performance and maximize profits. The SKIDATA Group ( www.skidata.com) is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group ( www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

Contact
SKIDATA AG
Mag. Belkis Etz
Untersbergstraße 40
5083 Grödig/Salzburg
Phone: +43 6246 888-0
E-Mail: jobs@skidata.com
Url: https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/

Science Research Technology

Demonstration of validation plant for DRC process to produce DPC, a monomer of PC

Energy-saving production process with low carbon emission and safe feedstock

Düsseldorf, September 18, 2017 – As part of a project of Japan“s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Asahi Kasei Corp. verified a newly developed process for diphenyl carbonate (DPC), a monomer used to produce polycarbonate (PC), which is used to make parts for vehicles, home appliances, etc., via Dialkyl carbonate (DRC), at its Mizushima Works (Urashiki, Okayama, Japan). The stability and operability of the process was confirmed through over 1,000 hours of continuous operation. Compared to the conventional process, the new process successfully reduces energy consumption and CO2 emission while using CO2 as a safe feedstock.
Asahi Kasei will continue to verify the economy and energy efficiency of the new process, and work toward its further optimization as a highly energy-efficient process that utilizes CO2.

Outline of the validation plant

Project period: Fiscal 2014-2016
DPC capacity: 1,000 tons/year
Location: Asahi Kasei Corp. Mizushima Works (Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan)

Overview
NEDO is an organization that supports the development of technology which is expected to have high energy-saving effect, mainly emphasizing „important technology“ as listed in the Energy Efficiency Technology Strategy. PC is a resin that is widely used in headlamp covers, personal computer housings, CDs, DVDs, etc. Interfacial polymerization1, which uses highly toxic phosgene, is the conventional process to produce PC. In addition to safety issues, the conventional process also has energy consumption issues to be solved. As part of a NEDO project2, in 2015 Asahi Kasei began construction of a validation plant at its Mizushima Works to verify its newly developed process to produce DPC via DRC (the DRC process for DPC) to overcome these issues. Stability and operability as an industrial process was also confirmed through over 1,000 hours of continuous operation. Asahi Kasei has successfully established the non-phosgene process using CO2 as a safe feedstock, enabling not only reduced energy consumption but also reduced CO2 emission.

Asahi Kasei will continue to verify the economy and energy efficiency of the new process, and work toward its further optimization. Specifically, the company aims to achieve commercialization of the new highly energy-efficient process using CO2 with reduced energy consumption through improved yield, and to establish technology for stable production by optimizing operating conditions and equipment. Validation of the new process will strengthen the licensing business Asahi Kasei established with its previously developed non-phosgene process for PC3 which is used around the world including in China, Korea, Taiwan, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. We have a strong track record of licensing our current non-phosgene process for polycarbonate. Validation of the new process will enable us to further expand this licensing business worldwide with greater competitiveness. For that purpose, we will continue to verify the economy and energy efficiency of the new process and work toward its further optimization as we aim for commercialization.

Results of the validation
The DRC process for DPC utilizes technology which was developed by Asahi Kasei with the support of a NEDO project4, using catalysts to obtain DRC from CO2 and alcohol, and then obtain DPC from DRC and phenol. We have validated the feasibility of the DRC process for DPC through continuous operation to assess catalyst cycling and catalytic performance in both the DRC step, which produces DRC from CO2 and alcohol, and the DPC step, which produces DPC from DRC and phenol, as well as reactor performance and the system to recycle unreacted feedstocks. A flowchart is shown below.

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Corporation was founded in Japan in 1922 and is now one of the leading diversified company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. From its roots in chemistry, the Material sector encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes sector provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care sector includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.
Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH began operations on April 1st, 2016 to expand business in Europe by functioning as a controlling base in the region, mainly focusing on the automotive industry. We“re here to be your innovation partner with our various technologies.

For more information, please contact:

http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/

https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Company contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)2118822 030
E-Mail: info@asahi-kasei.eu

Press contact
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Telefon: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
Phone: +49 (0) 175 903 42 29
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 8822 030
E-Mail: info@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

Politics Law Society

BKA analyses Panama Papers – Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

BKA analyses Panama Papers – Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

BKA analyses Panama Papers - Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

It has been known since the beginning of July that the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), Germany“s Federal Criminal Police Office, has purchased what are referred to as the „Panama Papers“ and is set to analyse the controversial information they contain. Those who are concerned they may have evaded taxes can still submit a voluntary declaration.

The so-called Panama Papers caused a sensation last spring. These supposedly concern what are sometimes called shell or letterbox companies, money laundering and tax evasion. According to media reports, the Bundeskriminalamt has since purchased the information and will be analysing this together with the fiscal authorities for the German state of Hesse with the intention of looking into criminal and tax offences.

We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that it is not as a matter of principle illegal to be involved or have a share in an offshore firm. Provided tax has been properly paid on the profits generated this is legal. Notwithstanding this, if it is suspected that the German exchequer has been cheated with the help of shell companies, those concerned should anticipate investigations being opened. It is important to note here that it is not only German but also international tax law that needs to be considered. Anyone who has doubts regarding whether the transactions were all carried out legally can turn to lawyers who are experienced in the field of tax law. They can assess whether submitting a voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion is possible.

Voluntary disclosure remains the only means of returning to a state of tax compliance and avoiding a conviction for tax evasion. Having said that, the voluntary declaration needs to be submitted on time, i.e. before the offence is discovered, and complete. To this end, all information that is relevant from a tax perspective from the last ten years has to be disclosed to the competent tax office. This not only applies to those whose name or information appears in the Panama Papers but also anybody who has concealed untaxed income from the exchequer in foreign accounts.

The obstacles standing in the way of an effective voluntary declaration are significant, which is why the latter must be prepared thoroughly and in detail. It is virtually impossible for a layperson to comprehend the complex processes involved. For this reason, a voluntary declaration ought not to be prepared on one“s own or with the help of standard templates, as it is easy to make mistakes this way and even minor errors can result in the voluntary declaration being ineffective. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of tax law can examine each case on an individual basis and prepare the voluntary declaration in such a way that it leads to immunity.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/tax-law/voluntary-disclosure.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Contact
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24
E-Mail: info@grprainer.com
Url: http://www.grprainer.com/en

English Press Releases

Integration of data increases safety in the coil store

Warehouse management system assures safety in coil stores

Integration of data increases safety in the coil store

With TWMS/metals from 3tn, coils and slabs can be stored in a straightforward way.

3tn has integrated the mechanical data of Lankhorst KLP® coil storage systems into its TWMS/metals warehouse management system. Integration of the data rules out the risk of entering wrong data when configuring a management system for a coil store. As a further benefit it ensures that no coils will be placed in a storage position that does not fulfill the required high safety standards. First experience at voestalpine has shown that the data integration also saves time.

The 3tn TWMS/metals warehouse management system optimizes coil storage. For each load case and storage place, the software calculates the loads acting on the coil stops and the resulting force vectors.

The configuration of a TWMS/metals warehouse management system used to entail the manual entry of a great number of values, among others minimum and maximum coil diameters, maximum load and the resulting force vectors for the coil cradles, wedges, stops, etc in use. Any incorrect data input was a potential safety hazard.

3tn has now integrated the mechanical data of the commonly used KLP® coil storage systems from Lankhorst Mouldings into its TWMS/metals warehouse management system. When configuring a coil store, the data of Lankhorst“s KLP® coil storage systems, KLP® RollStop systems or KLP® Rollblocks can now be simply clicked on with the mouse. Re-entering of data is not necessary.

By integrating these values, 3tn enhances safety in various respects: First of all, the users can be sure that the data of each component has been correctly entered. Only data of those KLP® systems actually in use in the mill are stored in the system. Pre-configuring the system in this way largely reduces the risk of mistaking components that look very much alike but have different properties, for example, in terms of maximum allowable load or coil temperature.

Later on, when the storage rows are being arranged, the system will send out a warning in case the elements are not properly configured; for example, in case a coil stop designed for coil diameters of up to 1,800 mm is intended to accommodate coil diameters of up 2,000 mm.

The integrated storage system data also makes work easier for the users: They simply choose the required items from a list and configure the warehouse with a few clicks on the mouse. Nevertheless, they still have the flexibility to define specific rules for each individual storage place. It is possible, for example, to specify for a certain area that the coils may not be stacked, for example, in an area where blocked coils are stored.

Bas Brouwer, Manager of the „Steel Industry“ Business Unit at Lankhorst Mouldings, sees many synergies between warehouse management and coil storage: „Our products and the warehouse management systems from 3tn are in use in numerous mills around the globe. Therefore it was only logical to combine the two systems. Whether hot or cold-rolled, galvanized or coated coils, single layer or two or three level stacking – for all storage options, we jointly offer our customers a maximum of safety.“

Also for Thorsten Tönjes, one of the two Managing Directors of 3tn, safety in the coil store is a key issue: „We calculate for each coil the loads acting on the coil stops, and Lankhorst has the expertise to guarantee that the stops will safely accommodate these loads. 3tn software and Lankhorst hardware have been combined within one common process. This will take the already high safety of our systems to the next level.“

At its Linz steelworks, voestalpine Stahl GmbH has in operation numerous KLP® storage systems from Lankhorst Mouldings. 3tn is currently implementing TWMS/metals in 28 warehouses of the mill, for the first time integrating KLP® data.

This provides voestalpine Stahl GmbH a central management tool capable of pre-setting the parameters for the 3tn warehouse management system in the various warehousing areas and ensuring that only those coil stop types physically available in the mill can be clicked on. This enhances safety, makes for more ease of operation and practically rules out the risk of errors.

Background:

The TWMS/metals transport and warehouse management system optimizes warehousing processes. All storage activities are straightforward and in line with the requirements of the product. Most efficient use is made of the storage space available in various warehouses or even plant-wide. TWMS/metals also optimizes crane movements, avoids unnecessary shifting operations, preventively minimizing storage damage, and accelerates the transports. All processes become transparent because the system makes all information readily available and all activities intuitively comprehensible, while reducing searching to virtually zero.

3tn developed TWMS/metals specifically for the metals industry. The system comes preconfigured for all products, means of transport and warehouse arrangements common in that industry. In one direction, it communicates with ERP and MES systems and, in the other direction, with the basic automation systems and the sensor equipment.

A central element of TWMS/metals is the visualization of warehouses in real time as near-reality 3D views. In the crane cabins, the current warehouse situation is displayed exactly as seen by the crane operators. Arrows guide the crane operators from one position to the next, while all information they need for processing an order is being displayed.

About 3tn

Thomas Niepmann and Thorsten Tönjes founded 3tn in 1999, after working together for several years on warehouse management projects in the metals industry.

Their business plan was to develop customized warehouse optimization software, specifically tailored to the requirements of the metals industry. This philosophy has been consistently followed ever since.

The 3tn team consists of software developers, computer scientists, electrical technicians and engineers. They bring expertise to bear in all stages of a project: analyses and feasibility studies, software development, project management, commissioning, and user training. Experienced technicians ensure comprehensive after-sales support and 24/7 service.

About Lankhorst Mouldings

In 1981, Lankhorst Mouldings, manufacturers of KLP® plastic products for industrial applications, developed the first recyclable stops for coil stores. The development was kicked off by the decision of a local steel mill to replace the wooden stops it was using in its coil stores at that time with safer ones.

Today, KLP® coil storage systems from Lankhorst are found in mills around the globe. Storage systems from Lankhorst, which is based in Sneek in the Netherlands, are successfully in use at numerous the steel producers and processors, and traders of steel products. Customers of Lankhorst Mouldings benefit in many ways from the company“s wide range of products and longstanding experience: the systems provide utmost safety and flexibility and excel in terms of longevity.

Lankhorst products include: KLP® RollStop System, KLP® Rollblocks, KLP® RollCradle System, KLP® Storageblocks & Oiltrays, KLP® CoilWedge System, KLP® Coilwedges, KLP® Storagebeams, KLP® Slitcoilcarriers, KLP® Coilcarriers, KLP® Coil Carrier Connect and KLP® Rollpallets.
More information at: www.coilstorage.com/de

In addition to the above listed products, Lankhorst“s portfolio includes plastic products for pipe storage and for use in marine engineering and industries such as offshore and railway.

Company-Contact
3tn Industriesoftware GmbH
Thorsten Tönjes
Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 17
59439 Holzwickede/Germany
Phone: +49.2301.91261-0
Fax: +49.2301.91261-11
E-Mail: info@3tn.de
Url: http://www.3tn.de

Press
VIP Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen / Germany
Phone: +492418946824
Fax: +49.241.89468-44
E-Mail: info@vip-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Art Culture

CONTEMPORISM THE POP-UP LONDON

27th of September – 1st of October

CONTEMPORISM THE POP-UP LONDON

Contemporism The Pop-Up London

Saarbrücken – Gallery ZIMMERLING & JUNGFLEISCH presents Contemporism the Pop-Up London at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane From the 27th of September until the 1st of October.

„For lovers of Urban art we’re thrilled to host a unique and temporary experience and we invite those art enthusiasts skeptical or not yet convinced about this genre to join us and the artists themselves.“ said Patrick Jungfleisch alias RESO, co-owner and founder of Gallery Zimmerling & Jungfleisch.

„Art from the streets on display indoors isn’t a new thing…to talk with our artists, be up close and personal as they paint, this is going to be unique not only for the artist but also for the visitors themselves. We’re calling this the Contemporism experience.“

THE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 27th September:

17:30 – 21:00 Press Preview

Thursday, 28th September:

10:00 – 17:00 Pre-Opening Sneak peek, limited to 1st 500 registered!

19:00 – 21:00 Official opening (Invite only)

Friday, 29th September:

10:00 – 21:00 Exhibition day with Live Painting by Sen2

Saturday, 30th September:

10:00 – 21:00 Exhibition day with Live Painting Duo Sen2 & Remi Rough

14:00 – 15:00 Talking Urban with Sen2 & Reso

Sunday, 1st of October:

10:00 – 21:00 Exhibition day with Live Painting by Reso

THE STORY

Since 1576 Shoreditch has been home to artists and Art itself…

From Shakespeare to Chaplin…Banksy to Shepard Fairey – Shoreditch“s affinity with Contemporary art genres is legendary as are the legends themselves!

For well over 400 years it“s been an incubation hub for all those who wish to push the boundaries of contemporary Moralism! Contemporary art feels at home here, that’s why we’ve chosen Shoreditch for our first Contemporism Pop-Up.

We have artists from around the world…USA, Canada, Russia, Germany, France and the UK. We are proud to exhibit their works in London!

THE ARTISTS

Jef Aerosol, Jean Faucher, Tanc, L“Atlas, 123Klan, Sen2, Reso, Stohead, Heiko Zahlmann, Pro176, Crash, Remi Rough, Alexey Luka, Swiz, LX.One, Dave Kinsey.

Those who want to attend our Sneak Peek event on the 28th of September just need to visit our website and click the Sneak Peek button. The first 500 registered will receive their tickets via Email.

For further information visit our website www.contemporism.art or follow our event news via http://www.facebook.com/Contemporism .

Stay updated by searching #Contemporism.

To RSVP for our press preview email us at rsvp@contemporism.art

Our gallery pursues a clear contemporary art program with special focus and emphasis on the genre Urban. We represent an ever growing portfolio of international urban artists.

The gallery advises conscientious collectors and institutional clients how best to establish or expand their art collections. Patrick Jungfleisch alias RESO is one of our represented artists as well as an artistic consultant.

Company-Contact
Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch
Nina Reinhardt
Europaallee 27d
66113 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 (0) 681 38 37 89 88
E-Mail: nina.reinhardt@zimmerling-jungfleisch.com
Url: http://www.zimmerling-jungfleisch.com

Press
Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch
Michael Hughes
Europaallee 27d
66113 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 (0) 681 38 37 89 88
E-Mail: michael@reso1.de
Url: http://www.zimmerling-jungfleisch.com

Politics Law Society

Straw man managing director held responsible for breaches of duty

Straw man managing director held responsible for breaches of duty

Straw man managing director held responsible for breaches of duty

Ignorance does not spare anyone from punishment. The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Celle [Higher Regional Court of Celle] confirmed that this holds true for managing directors who are merely a front, ruling that they are liable for breaches of duty.

In its judgment of May 10, 2017, the OLG Celle held that a managing director who is merely a front and leaves it to third parties to fulfil his responsibilities will be held liable for breaches of duty, e.g. in the case of a failure to properly pay social security contributions (Az.: 9 U 3/17).

The OLG Celle had to rule on a case concerning a managing director of a GmbH, a type of private limited company under German law, who had run a call centre. It was determined in the course of an investigation that two telephone operators were „Scheinselbstständige“, meaning that while they were treated by the company as self-employed they were in a position of economic dependence in relation to said company, and ought to be treated as employees subject to social security contributions. The managing director was then required to pay the late contributions for both employees.

The former resisted complying with the request, arguing that she had merely been a front and that control of the business had been exercised solely by those working behind the scenes. She claimed this is why she did not attend to the organisation of employment relationships, and all the more so since she had no reason to doubt that this was being properly taken care of. This line of argument was not accepted by the OLG Celle. It held that she was responsible for employees“ contributions being withheld, irrespective of whether she had merely been a front. The Court went on to note that managing directors have rights and responsibilities. The fact that she did not exercise her powers and responsibilities but instead left it to third parties to do so did not absolve her.

It was said that the formal position of managing director from which all possible legal and practical courses of action officially emanate justified this external accountability. This was also said to be the case if the managing director is merely a front and some other person is exercising his responsibilities and acts as the de facto managing director. The OLG concluded that anyone who serves as a front and fails to attend to their duties, instead relying on third parties, is at least partially acting wilfully.

In addition to other obligations, a managing director needs to ensure that taxes and social security contributions are properly paid. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that he will be held liable should he fail to comply with his obligations. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of company law can advise managing directors and shareholders.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/company-law/managing-director.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Contact
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24
E-Mail: info@grprainer.com
Url: http://www.grprainer.com/en

Business Economy Finances

Asahi Kasei to construct a new plant for plastic compounds in China

Düsseldorf, September 12, 2017 – Asahi Kasei (China) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corp., has decided to construct a new plant for the manufacture of plastic compounds1 in Changshu, Jiangsu, China.

Automobile production in China reached a record high in 2016, and is projected to continue to rise substantially. As plastic compounds enable vehicle weight to be reduced by substituting for metal parts, further impetus for demand growth is driven by heightening environmental awareness and tightening environmental regulations.

Under its „Cs for Tomorrow 2018“ medium-term management initiative, Asahi Kasei is advancing a strategic global expansion of its engineering plastics business in the Material sector centered on automotive applications. Asahi Kasei currently has plastic compounds manufacturing and sales facilities in Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, the United States, Mexico, and Germany. The new plant in Changshu will reinforce Asahi Kasei“s ability to ensure stable supply to meet both growing demand and heightening customer requirements in China, as part of an ongoing effort to enhance its global supply capability.

We will continue to examine additional avenues for the further optimization of our plastic compounds manufacturing network in China, including the possibility of toll compounding.

The company will continue to develop high-quality and high-performance products in accordance with market needs while focusing on measures to further strengthen its worldwide supply infrastructure.
1 Synthetic resin containing glass fiber, flame retardants, and other additives to provide additional performance characteristics.

Outline of the new plant
Company name:Asahi Kasei Plastics (Changshu) Co., Ltd.
President:Ichiro Toshimitsu
Ownership:100% owned by Asahi Kasei (China) Co., Ltd.
Location:Advanced Materials Industrial Park, Changshu, Jiangsu, China
Capacity:28,000 tons/year
Main products:Thermylene™ PP, Leona™ PA66, and other plastic compounds
Scheduled start-up:Early 2020

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Corporation was founded in Japan in 1922 and is now one of the leading diversified company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. From its roots in chemistry, the Material sector encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes sector provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care sector includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.
Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH began operations on April 1st, 2016 to expand business in Europe by functioning as a controlling base in the region, mainly focusing on the automotive industry. We“re here to be your innovation partner with our various technologies.

For more information, please contact:
http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/

https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Company contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)2118822 030
E-Mail: info@asahi-kasei.eu

Press contact
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Telefon: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
Phone: +49 (0) 175 903 42 29
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 8822 030
E-Mail: info@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

Electric Electronics

LumaSense introduces Bundled Solution for Air-Exchange Analysis with Multipoint Sampler and Doser

Lumasense’s new easy-to-use solution for measuring airflow ventilation and purification efficiency.

LumaSense introduces Bundled Solution for Air-Exchange Analysis with Multipoint Sampler and Doser

Air-Exchange Analysis with Multipoint Sampler and Doser and Photoacoustic Gas Monitor.

SANTA CLARA (CA), Sep 12, 2017 – LumaSense Technologies, Inc., https://www.lumasenseinc.com/ , experts in gas measurement, introduces the Innova 1403 multipoint gas sampler and gas doser for air-exchange and flow analysis.

The bundled system solution includes the Innova 1403, the Innova 1412i Photoacoustic Gas Monitor, and 7650 Application Software. Two variations of the system solution are available: Innova 3750-2 Basic Ventilation System Dual Gas and Innova 3750-5 Basic Ventilation System Multi Gas (for up to 5 different gas compounds).

Does the air diffuser works propper? Do you like to improve the air quality? This ventilation solution is specifically designed to accurately dose tracer gas and quantify its distribution throughout the complex ventilation systems found in modern high energy efficiency buildings, rooms and workplace environments including offices, hospitals, and laboratories.

„Innova products are recognized as the gold standard for indoor air quality measurements. Their unique capabilities measure air exchange and purification efficiency with unparalleled accuracy and allow tracing of minute levels of contaminants,“ explained Gregor Hsiao, LumaSense Gas Product Manager.

Ventilation Monitoring: The Innova 1403 can deliver either SF6 or R124a tracer-gas up to help measure the effectiveness of a ventilation system. The user sets up the sampler and the doser unit by
selecting up to 6 sample channels and 1 out of 3 doser channels.

In an air-exchange analysis system, the doser marks the supply air of the room with a known amount of tracer gas. The sampler system then takes a sample of the return-air from the room and delivers the sample to the 1412i for analysis. While the 1412i performs the analysis, the 1403 takes the next sample from the room. The 7560 software uses the tracer gas concentrations measured by the 1412i to calculate the ventilation system performance based on a few simple user inputs.

Trace gas, ventilation monitoring, photoacoustic analyser and monitoring, gas dosing system – the Innova 1403 is an integral part of a system approach to monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of ventilation systems often found in building materials, passenger cabins, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) solutions, or extraction systems (such as fume hoods). In addition, quantifying air exchange rates and identifying the sources of indoor air pollutants for new green building designs allows for optimizing ventilation for worker health and productivity while maintaining energy efficiency.

About LumaSense Technologies™

LumaSense Technologies, Inc.® is one of the world“s most trusted providers of innovative temperature and gas sensing devices. By applying LumaSense“s proven systems and software, customers in Global Energy, Industrial Materials, and Advanced Technologies markets are able to reduce waste and inefficiency in their processes.
For more information about LumaSense Technologies visit http://www.LumasenseInc.com .

Contact
LumaSense Technologies Inc.
Janelle Coponen
3301 Leonard Court –
95054 Santa Clara, CA
Phone: + 1.906.487.6060
E-Mail: j.coponen@lumasenseinc.com
Url: http://www.lumasenseinc.com