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STÜKEN Shanghai doubles its production site

STÜKEN Shanghai doubles its production site

STÜKEN Shanghai doubles its production site

With turnover expected to grow significantly over the next few years and with many new projects in the pipeline, STÜKEN Shanghai plans to double its production site by the end of 2019.

Presently STÜKEN Shanghai has a production area of 3,000 sqm. STÜKEN Shanghai forecasts a significant growth of turnover for the coming years as several projects are still in the pipeline. Like the other production sites of the STÜKEN group before, the Shanghai facility that was built in 2011 has now outgrown its physical capacity. STÜKEN North America almost tripled its initial plant size in 2015, STÜKEN Czech Republic followed by doubling its production site in 2016. Now STÜKEN Shanghai plans to more than double its production area. Construction started in March 2019, completion of the new building is planned for December 2019. „We will invest EUR3.5 million and not only create more space for the production of high precision deep-drawn components, but also for toolmaking and warehousing“, explains Dr. Hubert Schmidt, CEO of the STÜKEN group. „It is unusual for us that a production plant is designed as a two-story building. Our value-adding processes, e.g. deburring, cleaning and nondestructive testing, will move to the top floor. We will employ state-of-the-art material conveyor systems at every end of the building. This will enable an optimum material flow and high space utilization. The high-tech concept also includes heat pumps and the use of renewable energy.“

„At the moment, we operate 11 transfer presses and 7 stamping presses for progressive die tooling.“ says Wolfgang Grewe, General Manager of STÜKEN Shanghai. „In combination with our wide range of value-adding processes, our customers benefit from ready-to-use products. These also include component assemblies and processes like laser welding and resistance welding.“ Over 90% of STÜKEN Shanghai´s turnover is generated within China. The majority of products is sold to the automotive industry, especially into applications such as fuel management, drivetrain and brake actuation, where STÜKEN has long-standing expertise.

STÜKEN Shanghai is located in the southeast of Shanghai, about 50 km from the city center and only 20 minutes south of Pudong airport. The facility is certified according to IATF 16949 and ISO 14001.

About STÜKEN
Founded in 1931, STÜKEN today is considered the world´s leading supplier of precision deep-drawn parts made of metal. Stampings and injection-molded parts as well as complex assemblies complete the range and guarantee customers finished products of highest quality. The products can be found in countless applications from domestic appliances and fittings to computers, mobile phones, insulin pens and automobiles. The family-owned company is headquartered in the German city of Rinteln on the river Weser and has subsidiaries in the United States, the Czech Republic and the People´s Republic of China. STÜKEN employs around 1,300 staff and generates annual sales of EUR200 million.

Contact
Hubert Stüken GmbH & Co. KG
Sandra Göhner-Baake
Alte Todenmanner Straße 42
31737 Rinteln
Phone: 05751-7020
E-Mail: sandra.goehner@stueken.de
Url: http://www.stueken.de

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Cartonplast Group invests in three service centre locations

Increasing Global Demand for Efficient and Sustainable Reusable Transport Packaging Solutions

Cartonplast Group invests in three service centre locations

The new state-of-the-art Service Center at the Cartonplast Group headquarters, Dietzenbach, Germany

Dietzenbach, Germany, 12 April 2019 – Cartonplast Group (CPL) is investing in three service centre locations: Dietzenbach (Headquarters), Germany – Essen, Germany – Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

After three years of construction at its headquarters in Dietzenbach, Germany, a milestone in the Company“s 34-year history was achieved with the construction of an ultra-modern service centre. The Reusable-Transport-Packaging-Specialist uses innovative cleaning technologies for plastic layer pads (PLPs) in the new service centre – which are used in 20 countries to transport glass, cans and PET containers to filling plants in the beverage, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The approx. 3,000 square metre hall expands the existing work area for sorting, cleaning and reprocessing of the reusable PLPs it provides on a rental basis. CPL is setting new service level standards as a leading Transport-Packaging-Outsourcing-Expert for the container manufacturing industry, with a special focus on the responsible use of natural resources. The company operates 17 service centres worldwide, 15 of which are in Europe.

„In the former service centre at our headquarters in Dietzenbach, Germany, we had reached the service capacity limits for the container manufacturing industry“, said CEO Serkan Koray, who manages CPL together with Michael Heikenfeld and Thomas Krausch. „Our new state-of-the-art service centre for the reprocessing of plastic layer pads is a symbol of our continuous growth and a further milestone in the company’s history.“

At the CPL site in Essen, Germany, the focus was on the refurbishment of the external warehouse. Following a fire in August 2018, operations were relocated to other CPL locations. CPL made successful use of its European network and ensured the smooth supply of customers despite the short-term limited loss of capacity. Other regional CPL service centres in Germany and the Netherlands supplied the affected customers with PLPs for the transportation of containers. The service operation for processing PLPs at Essen has resumed and all customers serviced from this location are optimally looked after.

CPL Portugal (Poolplaca) service centre size 4,100 m2 – Expansion +2,100 m²
Growth story: The history of „Poolplaca Portuguesa de Plásticos“ began in 2001 in the Portuguese city of Figueira da Foz. After three years of working with 10 workers and one PLP cleaning line, the company decided to install a second wash line in response to the increasing market demand. This fast expansion was a result of environmental substitution of cardboard with PLP, combined with strong growth in production capacity within the Iberian container glass manufacturing sector.

In 2006 and 2011, due to the constant increase in customer demand, combined with increasing levels of quality requirements in the market, there was a programme of wash machine capacity increases, with each new machine bringing higher technology giving improved quality levels. The next stage for the company was the preparation process for ISO 9001: 2008 certification and later in 2014, ISO 22000 certification, which Poolplaca is now both certified for. „Today, after 18 years of continuous growth, it was necessary to physically expand our facilities, install a new Washing Line to further increase our wash capacity, whilst installing new technology, to continue improving our production process and increase the quality level of CPL’s Pool service“, says Jose Maria Carrasco, CEO of CPL Iberia.

As part of this continuous improvement trend, the new wash line that CPL Portugal (Poolplaca) has invested in, is the most sophisticated in-line technology in the CPL Group that includes automatic X-Ray inspection and rejection systems, which sits within the newly purpose-built production area to complete a 4.100 m2 service centre at Figueira da Foz.

In addition to the PLPs product range, CPL’s portfolio also includes reusable top frames and plastic pallets – especially for the glass container industry. The service spectrum ranges from integrated transport solutions to individual customer-specific services. Please find the complete service and product range of CPL in our explanation video under this link.

– Click here for the CPL company presentation.
– Photo, video and graphic material is available here.

For more information, please contact Michael Heikenfeld, Chief Sales Officer of CPL, michael.heikenfeld@cartonplast.com.

Über Cartonplast Group
CPL wurde 1985 gegründet und hat seinen Hauptsitz in Dietzenbach, Deutschland. Die KZL von CPL werden an mehr als 130 Produktionsstandorten in 20 Ländern für den Transport von Glas, Dosen und PET-Behältern zu den Abfüllanlagen eingesetzt. Als größter europäischer Pool Systembetreiber von wiederverwendbaren KZL auf Mietbasis verfügt CPL über ein eng verknüpftes Netz von Service Centern. Der Pionier eines “ grünen “ Geschäftsmodells verfügt über mehr als 30 Jahre Erfahrung in der Lieferung und Sammlung, Sortierung und Reinigung sowie im Management von wiederverwendbaren Transportprodukten. Dieses umweltfreundliche Closed Loop Pooling Konzept ist weltweit eines der erfolgreichsten Outsourcing Systeme mit 7.300 teilnehmenden Abfüllern in der Getränke-, Lebensmittel-, Pharma- und Kosmetikindustrie in 30 Ländern. Aktuell sind 45 Millionen KZL mit mehr als 140 Millionen Umläufen pro Jahr im Einsatz, die weltweit in 17 CPL Service Centern verwaltet werden.

Cartonplast Group GmbH
Marie-Curie-Straße 8
D-63128 Dietzenbach
Tel.: +49 6074 8531-0
E-Mail: info@cartonplast.com
www.cartonplast.com

Contact
Cartonplast Group GmbH
Alessa Eigenseer
Marie-Curie-Straße 8
63128 Dietzenbach
Phone: 06074 8531 233
E-Mail: alessa.eigenseer@cartonplast.com
Url: https://www.cartonplast.com

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Trade show exhibits in the Far East

Rehm attends trade fairs in China, South Korea and Thailand

Trade show exhibits in the Far East

Eine VisionXC auf der Nepcon Thailand 2018.

As an established manufacturer of reflow soldering systems, Rehm Thermal Systems has also made a name for itself on the Asian electronics market in recent years. Over the coming weeks, the thermal system solutions expert will be attending three major trade fairs in China, South Korea and Thailand. It will showcase the highlights of its extensive product portfolio, as well as further developments in system and process engineering, at these trade fairs.

Nepcon China, which will take place from 24 to 26 April in Shanghai, is the first of the three trade fairs. With around 500 exhibitors, an exhibition space that comprises over 32,000 square metres and around 30,000 visitors, Nepcon China in Shanghai is one of the major trade fairs for the Asian electronics industry. In Hall 1, Stand 1D55 at the World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Rehm Thermal Systems will showcase the VisionXP+ Vac convection soldering system, the CondensoXC vapour phase soldering system and the ProtectoXC coating system. A VisionX Semico will also be presented in the SIP demonstration area in Hall 2, Stand 2Q19.

Rehm Thermal Systems will also be at the COEX Center in the South Korean capital of Seoul for Nepcon Korea from 15 to 17 May, also presenting its CondensoXC vapour phase soldering system in Hall C, Stand F145. The third major Asian trade fair for Rehm over the coming weeks is Nepcon Thailand, which will take place from 19 to 22 June at BITEC in Bangkok. Rehm will be showcasing the VisionXC convection soldering system there in Hall 98, Stand 8F37. Thanks to its compact size, it is especially suitable for small and medium batch sizes.

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with almost 30 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

Company-Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Anna-Lena Kast
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: an.kast@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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Rehm Thermal Systems
Anna-Lena Kast
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: an.kast@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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German manufacturer of freefall simulators delivered new wind tunnel to Oslo

Gladbeck, April 11, 2019 – The Indoor Skydiving Germany Group (ISG), manufacturer of high-performance freefall simulators, transferred the latest wind tunnel technology to the new Modern Activity Center at Oslo Airport Gardermoen in Norway. After successful first flights the center is well prepared for the official opening on April 26th.

Scandinavia’s most modern Indoor Skydiving facility in Oslo is about to open on schedule after the successful handover from German manufacturer ISG. The wind tunnel’s flight chamber is glazed up to a height of five meters and will provide an indoor free fall experience for beginners and professional flyers. An augmented reality climbing wall and an interactive VR simulator complete the offer of the new Modern Activity Center.

„We are very pleased to realize our second project in Norway and bring the highest standards of German engineering to Oslo. The cooperation with the construction authority and the operators was outstanding and all involved parties are more than happy with the result“, said CEO of Indoor Skydiving Germany, Boris Nebe.

The team around Ignacio Martinez, founder of the center and merited pro flyer, is now looking forward to welcoming the first guests and provide a unique flying experience in one of the most modern wind tunnels with the latest technology „Made in Germany“.

As an interesting footnote two elks appeared during the testing phase next to the facility. In Scandinavia a sign for good fortune. Additional to the successful construction and start-up period the team of the Modern Activity Center finds best conditions for a smooth start on April 26th.

The wind tunnel technology of ISG-Group was developed in cooperation with the aerospace department of the Technical University of Berlin and other aeronautical engineering companies and is internationally recognized for its energy efficiency, safety and airflow quality. The first reference facility opened in 2009 in Bottrop, Germany (Indoor Skydiving Bottrop GmbH – www.indoor-skydiving.com). Since then ISG-Group has built and started multiple wind tunnel facilities for customers, many additional projects are in construction or planning phase.

About ISG-Group:
Driven by mankind“s dream of flight, ISG-Group delivers and builds vertical wind tunnels for freefall simulation for the sport of indoor skydiving and the entertainment market. The high performance facilities of ISG-Group are used also as professional training facilities for skydivers and military freefall units. In addition to that they also deliver a new experience to the entertainment market. The founders of this company developed in the recent years the most advanced and most silent vertical wind tunnel technology. It is internationally recognized for its energy efficiency, design, safety and airflow quality. Managing Director is Boris Nebe, the headquarter is in Gladbeck, Germany. Information under www.isg-group.de

Inspired by humanity“s timeless dream of flight, the Indoor Skydiving Germany Group develops and builds vertical wind tunnels to simulate free-fall for indoor skydiving sports and the entertainment market. Their high-performance facilities are also used by parachute athletes and military units for professional training. Over the past few years, the founders of ISG have perfected one of the most sophisticated and low-noise vertical wind tunnel technologies available today. Boris Nebe is the current managing director of the Indoor Skydiving Germany Group, which is based in Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia. More information at www.isg-group.de

Contact
Indoor Skydiving Germany Group
Anke Culemann
Am Wiesenbusch 2
45966 Gladbeck
Phone: +49 (0) 2043 944 240
Fax: +49 (0) 2043 944 243
E-Mail: info@isg-group.de
Url: http://www.isg-group.de

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Sunrise Period of Inc-Domains has started

Your company ends on Inc., now your website can too!

Sunrise Period of Inc-Domains has started

The term „Inc.“ is synonymous with business in nearly every part of the world. (Source: Geralt)

March 27, 2019. The sunrise Period of the inc-Domain has started today. Owners of trademarks, who had registered their trademark at the Trademark Clearinghouse, can start to register inc-Domains.

The new Top-Level Domain (TLD) .inc meets demand for an intuitive domain ending that quite literally „means business.“

Millions of company names end with „Inc.“ Now your website can too!

The term „Inc.“ is synonymous with business in nearly every part of the world. In fact, 60 percent of company names on the NYSE and NASDAQ end in „Inc.“ Now any business, incorporated or not, can have a inc-Domain and gain instant credibility online.

Companies can use inc-Domains for anything business-related, from corporate sites to newsrooms, investor relations pages, employee portals and more. This domain ending also ranks globally in search engines and can be registered in the official languages of over 190 countries and territories.

Until now, domain scarcity forced businesses to compromise on web addresses or pay up to millions of dollars to private sellers for pre-owned domains. To prevent cybersquatting, the inc-Domain is available for a premium price accessible to businesses, rather than speculators. This allows businesses to save time and money by getting the inc-Domain they want, when they want it – the goal being to avoid private sellers and pre-owned domains entirely.

„.inc gives every business the opportunity to secure one of its most important assets – a premium web address,“ said Shayan Rostam, chief strategic advisor to the Intercap TLD portfolio. „By pairing desirable .inc domains with a flat premium price and popular business services, .inc has positioned itself as the black card of the internet.“

Hans-Peter Oswald
http://www.domainregistry.de/inc-domain.html (English)
http://www.domainregistry.de/inc-domains.html (deutsch)

Abdruck und Veroeffentlichung honorarfrei! Der Text
kann veraendert werden. Weitere gemeinfreie Fotos können angefordert werden.

Secura GmbH ist ein von ICANN akkreditierter Registrar für Top Level Domains. Secura kann generische Domains registrieren, also z.B..com, .net etc. und darüber hinaus fast alle aktiven Länder-Domains registrieren.

2018 zählte die Secura GmbH bei dem Industriepreis zu den Besten. Secura gewann 2016 den Ai Intellectual Property Award „als Best International Domain Registration Firm – Germany“. Beim „Innovationspreis-IT der Initiative Mittelstand 2016“ wurde Secura als Innovator qualifiziert und wurde beim „Innovationspreis-IT der Initiative Mittelstand 2016“ im Bereich e-commerce auch als einer der Besten ausgezeichnet. Beim Innovationspreis-IT der Initiative Mittelstand 2012 und beim Industriepreis 2012 landete Secura GmbH unter den Besten. Beim HOSTING & SERVICE PROVIDER AWARD 2012 verfehlte Secura nur knapp die Gewinner-Nominierung.

Seit 2013 ist Secura auch bei den Neuen Top Level Domains sehr aktiv. Secura meldet Marken für die Sunrise Period als Official Agent des Trade Mark Clearinghouse an.

Kontakt: Secura@domainregistry.de
http://www.domainregistry.de

ICANN-Registrar Secura GmbH
Hans Peter Oswald
Frohnhofweg 18
50858 Köln
Germany
Phone: +49 221 2571213
Fax: +49 221 9252272
secura@web.de
http://www.domainregistry.de
http://www.com-domains.com

Contact
Secura GmbH
Hans-Peter Oswald
Frohnhofweg 18
50858 Köln
Phone: +49 221 2571213
E-Mail: secura@domainregistry.de
Url: http://www.domainregistry.de

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Restore Money Foundation uses Shufti Pro to Accelerate Customer Onboarding Process

Restore Money Foundation uses Shufti Pro to Accelerate Customer Onboarding Process

Restore Money Foundation uses Shufti Pro to Accelerate Customer Onboarding Process

Shufti ProBATH, UK – (February 25th, 2019) Shufti Pro partners with Restore Money Foundation in order to fast track their customer registration for better service delivery and authentic regulatory compliance. TxGold, RMF“s gold backed currency, is based in Texas and available to users worldwide. To comply with U.S. federal regulations, RMF needs to collect and confirm custom identification data.

Talking about their initial struggle to find a suitable KYC service provider, Mr. Tyler Chessman, founder of RMF, said: „We struggled quite a bit to find someone that could work with our organization (a startup) and provide a flexible identity verification API.“

With both „on-site“ and „off-site“ verification, documentation from an end-user can be collected either directly by Shufti Pro – or by the Shufti Pro customer creating ease of use for the customer to perform a verification that best suits their needs. RMF uses off-site verification from Shufti Pro that allows the company to collect and pre-process some of the identification data that is collected from its customers.

Highlighting various facets of the verification process, Mr. Tyler said „After we“ve collected an end user“s name, date of birth, and a picture of their ID or passport, we are able to send this over to Shufti Pro to verify the authenticity of the user“s ID. The API is flexible, giving us the option to add additional verification steps as needed.“

Document verification isn“t as easy as it sounds, especially when users are allowed to upload their own photo; camera quality, lighting/glare, and photo angles present challenges to exclusively automated approaches. „We were actually turned away by a few companies – companies who specialize in document verification – after they learned about our onboarding process.“, says Tyler. „Using a combination of both Artificial and Human Intelligence, Shufti Pro is uniquely able to meet RMF“s onboarding and identification requirements“.

Talking about the collaboration between the two companies, Mr. Victor Fredung – CEO of Shufti Pro said „We are delighted RMF has selected us to help meet with their customer identification requirements. Shufti Pro was more than prepared to handle the unique use case of RMF for user verification. We have been able to provide customized solutions to our various customers based in almost every part of the world.“

About Shufti Pro
shufti-pro-logo
Shufti Pro is an identity verification SaaS that offers KYC and AML solution to worldwide clients. Using a hybrid approach of AI and HI technology, Shufti Pro keeps accuracy results up to 99.6% high. Having verified users in over 225 countries around the world, Shufti Pro is one of the pioneers in IDV services to cover a good number of countries in a relatively short time of two years.

You can visit Shufti Pro here:

Shufti Pro Limited

190 Englishcombe Ln,

Bath, United Kingdom

info@shuftipro.com

www.shuftipro.com

About TxGold

With near-zero transaction costs (for both sending and receiving), and settlement times of 2-4 seconds, TxGold can help bring cryptocurrency to the masses. Backed by redeemable gold, which is stored and secured in the state of Texas (and insured by Lloyd“s of London), TxGold is a viable alternative to paper currency.

TxGold represents an opportunity for existing cryptocurrency enthusiasts to acquire a more stable token; because its value is tied to gold, it isn“t prone to wild swings in value. Running on top of the Stellar platform, there are several wallets available. Using Stellar“s built-in decentralized exchange, TxGold can be acquired by trading a wide variety of tokens – including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Lumens, and more.

Shufti Pro is an AI startup company operating in KYC industry for over a year now. With KYC verification and AML Compliance solutions available for a worldwide clientele, Shufti Pro envisions to play a defining role in the creation of an online marketplace that is free of identity theft, financial risk, digital fraud, and online scams. Some of its major solutions include:
Identity Verification
AML Compliance
Biometric Consent Verification
InstantCapture
Shufti Pro takes help from machine learning algorithm, OCR technology, and liveness detection to provide real-time verification results to its customers. With support available for more than 150 official languages and coverage in more than 225 countries, Shufti Pro is an ideal choice for multinational companies as well as online businesses.

Contact
Shufti Pro Ltd
Amelia Matthers
190 Englishcombe Ln,
BA2 2EN Bath
Phone: 1225 290329
E-Mail: matthersamelia@gmail.com
Url: https://shuftipro.com/

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Up to Three Billion Square Meters per Year: Asahi Kasei Invests 238 Million Euros in Manufacturing Infrastructure for Lithium-Ion Battery Separators

Up to Three Billion Square Meters per Year: Asahi Kasei Invests 238 Million Euros in Manufacturing Infrastructure for Lithium-Ion Battery Separators

Asahi Kasei Hipore_Wet-Process Lithium-Ion Battery Separator (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, March 21, 2019 – The world market leader in lithium-ion battery (LIB) separators responds to the booming global demand in the battery market: In order to meet the growing needs of the customers, the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei enhances its manufacturing infrastructure by an additional 450 million sqm to 1.55 billion sqm/year. Expansion to three billion sqm/year is planned for 2025.

As a result of the rising demand for electric vehicles, the LIB market is rapidly growing. However, this growth is not only driven by the automotive sector but also by the increased use of energy storage systems (ESS), due to greater adoption of renewable power sources.

With its products Hipore™ and Celgard™, Asahi Kasei offers both wet and dry process separators and is expanding this business by an additional 450 million sqm/year:

Product: Hipore™ LIB separator (wet process), increase of additional 300 million sqm/year

Celgard™ LIB separator (dry process), increase of additional 150 million sqm/year

Location: Moriyama (Shiga), Japan; Charlotte (North Carolina), USA

Investment: About 238 million euros (30 billion yen)

Start-up: Mid 2021 (scheduled)

In January 2018, the company has announced that it would increase its total capacity to 1.1 billion sqm/year by 2020. With the completion of the now communicated measures, Asahi Kasei will expand the production volume to 1.55 billion sqm/year by mid 2021, of which one billion sqm/year will be obtained by the wet process and 550 million sqm/year by the dry process.

Due to the expected strong rise in global demand in the coming years, Asahi Kasei plans to extend its total capacity – including wet and dry processes – to three billion sqm/year by 2025.

About Lithium-Ion Battery Separators
Lithium-ion battery separators consist of a thin microporous film of polyolefin placed between the cathode and anode of lithium-ion batteries. It prevents contact between the electrodes which would cause a short circuit, while allowing lithium ions to pass between the electrodes.

About Celgard
Celgard is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polypore International, LP., an Asahi Kasei Group compa-ny, specialized in highly-engineered microporous membranes used in electric drive vehicles, en-ergy storage systems and emergency backup power systems, portable consumer electronic de-vices, cars, trucks, buses, and forklifts. As a global high-technology company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Polypore is highly regarded in the market with manufacturing facilities or sales offices in nine countries serving six continents. For more information, visit www.celgard.com.

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 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
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://automotive-asahi-kasei.eu/

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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

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Fasteners for automotive and construction Taiwanese companies in Europe on the rise

Stuttgart, March 20th 2019
The big markets in Asia, America, Europe and the Arabic countries are still booming. The construction industry is growing continuously, and the automotive industry reports regular records in sales.

Looking at concrete numbers, the strengths and competitiveness of Taiwanese fastener companies are easily proven. The largest markets and producers are from China (19%), USA (18%), Japan (10%), Germany (8%) and Taiwan (5%). The island is already the third largest exporter of binding and fastening products worldwide. Tu-Chin Tsai, Chairman of TAIWAN INDUSTRIAL FASTENERS INSTITUTE (TIFI) confirmed: „With 1,650 factories employing 35,000 industry personnel, Taiwan’s fastener industry exported more than 1.65 million tons of fasteners in 2018, to over 150 countries around the world“.

At the Fastener Fair in Stuttgart, the three Taiwanese market representatives BOLTUN CORPORATION, ANCHOR FASTENERS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD as well as SUPER NUT INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD presented their extensive product portfolio and introduced themselves as an inexpensive and innovative alternative especially for the construction and automotive sector. Germany is regarded as the most lucrative and most important sales market after the USA. The main goal: take market shares from the German top dog.

Diversified product portfolio
Founded 1988 in Taiwan, BOLTUN CORPORATION today employs approximately 3,800 people all around the world and has recently generated a turnover of approximately 600 million US Dollar. The company develops and produces tools and considers itself as the leading producer of fastening elements in the automotive sector. Jason Chen, Sales Director of BOLTON CORPORATION explains: „Boltun offers a wide range of products such as fastening elements for automobiles and wind turbines, metal components and stamped parts. Also included are i.a. high-tensile bolts made of 10.9- and 12.9-steel which are VW-approved.“

Family business with a long-standing tradition
SUPER NUT INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD gained an international reputation in development and production of rivets and special connectors for the automotive sector. The family business relies on its range of blind rivet nuts, clinch parts as well as its run and sleeve nuts. „Over 30 years of experience in manufacturing further enables the development of solutions according to specific customer requirements such as extremely thin walls with severe internally threaded parts“ so says Emily Chou, Sales Manager of the company.

ETA-approvals for fastening elements in the construction area
ANCHOR FASTENERS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. Focuses on high quality binding elements for the construction, automotive and electronic industries, as well as medical technology. Especially in the construction sector, the company offers sophisticated heavy-duty anchors with a European technical rating (approval) and CE-certifications. „We want to introduce our ETA-certificated heavy-duty anchors as well as bolt anchors, concrete screws and internal threaded anchors (drop-in anchor) developed for building construction and civil engineering to a wide particularly European expert audience“ according to Executive Vice General Manager Johnson Chang. Apart from steel anchors, the enterprise also constructs fasteners made from metals such as aluminium or brass. Additionally, ANCHOR FASTENERS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD owns the highest production capacity for rivet nuts in Taiwan.

Largest fair for fasteners in Taiwan
While Taiwanese companies target Europe by presenting themselves professionally, Europeans can introduce themselves to the Asian market on one of the biggest fastener fairs, the FASTENER TAIWAN located in a northern part of the isle called Kaohsiung. All highlights and opportunities of the FASTENER TAIWAN 2020 were illustrated by Jessica Cheng, Project Manager of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Interested companies will find initial information and contact persons following the link https://www.fastenertaiwan.com.tw/

Find images in printable quality here:
http://archiv.storyletter.de/download/2019_Fastenerfair_TAITRA_roundtable.zip

About the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was founded in 1970 to promote Taiwanese enterprises expanding their global reach. Over the past 40 years it has played a key role in the development of the Taiwan economy. TAITRA is jointly sponsored by the government and industry associations and is widely viewed by the international business community as the business gateway to Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.taitra.org.tw or www.taiwantrade.com.tw

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Gina Hardebeck
Derendinger Str. 50
72072 Tübingen
Phone: +49-(0)7071-938720
E-Mail: info@storymaker.de
Url: http://www.storymaker.de

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Accurate monitoring of strip edge contours in real time

Laser-assisted online inspection of the strip edges reveals minor contour deviations.

Accurate monitoring of strip edge contours in real time

Each strip edge is scanned by two laser triangulation sensors.

The new ConScan® system by hpl-Neugnadenfelder Maschinenfabrik visualises the edge contour shape of narrow strips, thus allowing the operator to intervene immediately in the production process in case of minor deviations from the specified contour.

When machining the edges of narrow strips as for example after a slitting process, the shape of the strip edges is an essential part for many applications. On the one hand, no cutting burrs should arise; on the other hand, special applications require the strict observance of specified radii and the position of their vertices.

Experienced operators recognise by the flow of chips generated during the machining process if the edge contour corresponds to the specifications. This, however, includes a very high subjective influence. The machined edge contour can be assessed more objectively if a sample is cut at the end of the coil which is then examined, for example, under a transmitted light microscope. This method is very accurate but has the disadvantage of examining the edge shape only after a complete coil has been machined.

Since the requirements regarding the exact shape of the strip contours has been continually increased, hpl-Neugnadenfelder had been asked by many of its customers to find a solution for a precise online measurement of strip edge contours. This has resulted in the development of ConScan®, a laser-based system for the visualisation of strip edge contours.

It displays in real time the contour of all strip edges graphically on a screen. The system visualises typical defects, as for example burrs, edge chippings as well as radii and edges that are out of alignment. Tests show that even the smallest deviations such as minor edge chippings can be displayed clearly in full detail.

This allows the operator to adjust the chip removal during the running production: the quantity of produced high-quality strips increases, production downtimes are avoided.

The system displays deviations from the specified edge contour of approximately one-hundredth of a millimetre. In a further development stage, the deviations are to be measured and the measured values directly incorporated into the control of the knife positions.

ConScan® is equipped with two laser sensors on each strip side. They project lines on the target edge which are detected by cameras mounted at a tilted angle. Their resolution is a few µm. Based on the course of the projected lines, the strip edge is calculated by the software and displayed on a screen.

hpl-Neugnadenfelder has developed ConScan® for strips having, for example, just been cut in a slitting line and featuring strip widths ranging from 2 to 200 mm and strip thicknesses from 0.3 to 4 mm. Because of being only about 300 mm long in direction of the strip, the system can also be retrofitted into existing edge trimming lines.

About hpl

hpl-Neugnadenfelder Maschinenfabrik GmbH is a German engineering company focused on the development and manufacturing of logistics, machining and processing systems for strips made of steel, stainless steel, coated metals and special metals.

The product range consists of:
-Strip processing lines
-Rolling mills technology
-Strip edge trimming lines
-Coil packaging lines
-Cut-to-length and longitudinal slitting lines
-Special machine /custom machine manufacturing

Due to decades of experience and a deep understanding of the strip value chain, hpl-Neugnadenfelder Maschinenfabrik is able to solve any customer challenge. The focus is on developing versatile systems platforms which can be customised to the relevant technical and spatial requirements of clients.

50 employees design and manufacture the lines at the company headquarter in the northwest of Germany. Together with its sales agencies in the leading industrial nations, hpl is present all over the world.

The company founded in 1979 is part of the Neuenhauser Group of companies, a family-owned engineering company with more than 2.800 employees, based in Neuenhaus/Germany.

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Daniel Moss
Spangenbergstraße 20
49824 Ringe/Neugnadenfeld / Germany
Phone: +49.5944.93 01-117
Fax: +49.5944.93 01-144
E-Mail: info@hpl-group.de
Url: http://www.hpl-group.de

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Taking the International Path

Rehm’s workforce is built up of employees from more than 26 countries; contacts come about through trade fairs, job fairs and from our customers themselves

Taking the International Path

Dhanya Thondukulam Kannan and Joachim Erhard

The Alb-Donau region is fortunate: it can boast full employment, as the unemployment rate is at around 2.0 percent. For the companies in this region however, this means one thing: a skills shortage, even though the demand for qualified professionals is simultaneously on the rise. For this reason, Rehm Thermal Systems has already been recruiting skilled workers from abroad for some time now – with great success.

Rehm employs over 600 people worldwide. The site in Blaubeuren alone employs a workforce that“s pooled from more than 26 countries. „We are dependent on foreign specialists – above all in the development and construction segments, but also in the field of software, for mechatronics engineers and technicians“, says HR Manager Joachim Erhard. Due to the low unemployment rate, we had to broaden our horizons and reach for new recruitment opportunities.

Up until now, the contact to potential new employees came about through international trade fairs and job fairs such as the careers day for skilled specialists in Neu-Ulm, the careers fair in Ulm or Sinojobs in Munich – not to mention through Rehm“s customers who operate on an international level. „It is relatively easy to find international specialists; the difficulty lies in bringing these specialists to Germany“, Joachim Erhard explains. Those responsible for the recruitment of international specialists at Rehm have received a great deal of assistance from the Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben, located at the Ulm Chamber of Industry and Commerce. „The Welcome Center has been a great help to us in many aspects: in helping us to correctly adhere to authorisation procedure, particularly when it comes to recognising university education, the content of study courses at these foreign universities and the official certification of degrees and diplomas“, Erhard adds.

A retrainee mechatronics engineer from Iraq, a machining specialist from Syria, a software engineer from Cameroon and a Chinese electrical systems designer all work at Rehm: the fields of employment are just as diverse as the employees“ countries of origin. They work directly on the systems, develop and implement software or engineer the systems themselves. Rehm Thermal Systems is searching for specialists in nearly all areas – and in the best cases, it is finding them. Dhanya Thondukulam Kannan, from India, has been working as a software developer at Rehm for approximately two years. Among other things, she is responsible for MES applications support as well as software integration. „I want to work here in the region because there are many companies here and therefore many prospects and opportunities available“, says Dhanya Kannan. Integrating into life in Germany was not always easy for her – due mainly to language difficulties. „The German language and the Swabian dialect are extremely difficult“, she explains.

Joachim Erhard’s conclusion on the experience with international specialists so far is very positive: „We at Rehm have noted very good experiences with international specialists to date. We will continue on this path in order to meet our need for specialists in the future.“ During the integration process, it is extremely important to those responsible that their new colleagues feel at ease. To this aim, Rehm offers an „all-round package“, as Erhard points out: „We support our employees in finding their feet in Germany, with the day-to-day practicalities – starting with somewhere to live, on through their language course and even to opening their bank account.“

A film about international specialists is available on the Rehm Thermal Systems website ( https://www.rehm-group.com/de/karriere/arbeiten-bei-rehm.html).

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with almost 30 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

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Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Anna-Lena Kast
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: an.kast@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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Rehm Thermal Systems
Anna-Lena Kast
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: an.kast@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com