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Greiner Bio-One acquires 3D Cell Culture Technology assets from Nano3D Biosciences, Inc.

Greiner Bio-One acquires 3D Cell Culture Technology assets from Nano3D Biosciences, Inc.

Human mesenchymal stem cell spheroid differentiated to chondrocyte lineage (Source: Greiner Bio-One)

Frickenhausen, May 14, 2018 – Greiner Bio-One North America, Inc. has acquired 3D Cell Culture Technology previously owned by Nano3D Biosciences, Inc. As an international distributor of these products since 2016, Greiner Bio-One has now taken the initiative to become a premier provider of this technology worldwide. Magnetic 3D cell culture has become a disruptive technology in the research marketplace by offering an improved method for growing cells and driving results in new pathways to disease treatment and prevention.

Heinz Schmid, CEO of Greiner Bio-One BioScience commented on this strategic acquisition: „The potential for growth in the 3D cell culture market is amazingly vast with laboratories and research facilities utilising this new technology daily to find cures for disease and improve the existing cell culture methodology. The acquisition of a magnetic 3D cell culture technology is just one of Greiner Bio-One’s ongoing efforts to advance scientific research and improve health, while providing researchers access to the best products.“

Nano3D Biosciences, Inc. President and Chief Scientific Officer, Glauco Souza: „We are delighted to have completed this acquisition with Greiner Bio-One. The synergy between Nano3D’s technology and Greiner Bio-One’s innovation in tissue culture makes this an excellent match to further advance magnetic 3D cell culture.“

About 3D cell culture technology:

Magnetic 3D cell culture is an innovative technology that allows for the magnetisation of cells that can then be aggregated through levitation or bioprinted to form a structurally and biologically representative 3D model in vitro. This is a crucial improvement over previously used cell culture methods due to its ability to better recreate cell growth and behaviour as it would be found in the body.
The CELLSTAR cell culture vessels with cell-repellent surface from Greiner Bio-One are ideal for cultivating cells to form three-dimensional structures. Outstanding results can be achieved, particularly when they are used in combination with the technology from Nano3D Biosciences.

Watch our video about magnetic 3D bioprinting of spheroids:
https://youtu.be/3QacNpXAOyk

150 years of Greiner!
In 2018, the Greiner Group is celebrating its 150th anniversary. What began in Nürtingen in 1868 with the foundation of a small general store by Carl Albert Greiner and his wife Emilie is today a globally successful family business with over 10,000 employees in 34 countries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F5DQhxatbs&feature=youtu.be

Greiner Bio-One International GmbH
Greiner Bio-One specialises in the development, production and distribution of high-quality plastic laboratory products. The company is a technology partner for hospitals, laboratories, universities, research institutes, and the diagnostic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Greiner Bio-One is split into three divisions – Preanalytics, BioScience and Sterilisation. IAs an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Greiner Bio-One provides individual solutions in the area of custom-made design developments and production processes for the life sciences and medical sectors. In 2017, Greiner Bio-One International GmbH generated a turnover of 473 million euros and had over 2,200 employees, 26 subsidiaries and numerous distribution partners in over 100 countries. Greiner Bio-One is part of Greiner Holding, which is based in Kremsmünster (Austria).

Greiner Bio-One BioScience Division
The BioScience division of Greiner Bio-One ranks among the leading providers of specialised products for the cultivation and analysis of cell and tissue cultures. Drawing on decades of experience with cryogenic sample storage, Greiner Bio-One also offers solutions for automated storage systems in biobanks. In addition, we continue to utilise our expertise in the development and production of microplates for high-throughput screening, thereby allowing extremely fast and efficient drug screening for both industrial and research applications. The entire development, manufacturing and sales operations are controlled from the German headquarters of the BioScience division in Frickenhausen.

Company-Contact
Greiner Bio-One GmbH
Simone Schafstein & Sylvia Bauer
Maybachstraße 2
72636 Frickenhausen
Phone: 0049-7022-948 0
Fax: 0049-7022-948-514
E-Mail: marketing@de.gbo.com
Url: https://www.gbo.com/en_DE.html

Press
Zeeb Kommunikation GmbH
Anja Pätzold
Hohenheimer Straße 58a
70184 Stuttgart
Phone: 0711-60 70 719
E-Mail: info@zeeb.info
Url: http://www.zeeb-kommunikation.de

Politics Law Society

Antitrust law – DFB simplifies ticket allocation for 2018 World Cup

Antitrust law – DFB simplifies ticket allocation for 2018 World Cup

Antitrust law - DFB simplifies ticket allocation for 2018 World Cup

The way in which it has allocated tickets has led the DFB, Germany“s Football Association, to be suspected of abusing its dominant market position. The Bundeskartellamt, Germany“s Federal Cartel Office, has since suspended its investigations into the matter.

A lot of fans of the German national football team would like to watch the team“s games live in the stadium, but getting hold of the relevant tickets for the 2018 World Cup or the away matches during the qualification phase has proven extremely difficult because the DFB linked the allocation of the tickets to membership of the German national football team“s fan club. The annual fee for the membership was 40 euros.

A large number of complaints were made against this way of allocating tickets, and the Bundeskartellamt initiated administrative procedures against the DFB on suspicion of misuse of a dominant market position. The Bundeskartellamt has confirmed that the proceedings have since been suspended. Prior to this, the DFB had committed to easing the conditions for applying for tickets to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Following consultation with the Bundeskartellamt, it is now possible for fans to obtain significantly cheaper and temporary tournament membership for ten euros and apply for tickets. The background to the DFB“s decision to link ticket allocation to membership of the fan club was to thereby ensure greater safety in the stadia. This argument influenced the cartel watchdog“s decision.

We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that abusing a dominant market position can give rise severe penalties, as antitrust law is supposed to ensure there is diverse competition in the interests of consumer protection. Violations of antitrust law or competition law may therefore entail appropriate sanctions, which can in turn lead to costly and time-consuming legal disputes.

To avoid legal disputes arising from possible violations of competition law or antitrust law, lawyers who are experienced in the field of antitrust law ought to be consulted early on. They can assess whether there are concerns from the perspective of antitrust law and overcome potential problems. If specific accusations and claims have already been made due to alleged violations, experienced lawyers can assume responsibility for fending these off. Of course, the same is also true in the reverse case, i.e. if there is an intention to assert claims for violations of antitrust law.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/antitrust-law.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

Politics Law Society

BGH – Bank must explain risk if interest rate dependent on exchange rate

BGH – Bank must explain risk if interest rate dependent on exchange rate

BGH - Bank must explain risk if interest rate dependent on exchange rate

If the interest rate on a loan is based on the development of exchange rates, the bank has a duty to inform with respect to the foreign exchange risk. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany“s Federal Supreme Court, in a recent ruling (XI ZR 152/17).

The appreciation of the Swiss franc against the euro has caused problems for a number of borrowers. Notwithstanding this, the relevant bank must explain the exchange rate risk present. We at the law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that according to a judgment of the Bundesgerichtshof from December 19, 2017, this duty to inform also applies if the interest rate on a loan is based on the exchange rate.

The instant case concerned a loan in the amount of approximately 3 million euros that had been taken out by a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia. The interest rate for the first 20 years was supposed to be 3.99 per cent p.a. assuming an exchange rate from euros to Swiss francs equal to or greater than 1.43. In the event of the euro falling below this threshold, the interest rate would then be 3.99 per cent plus half of the change in the exchange rate from 1.43. During the consultation, the bank pointed out that the Swiss National Bank, Switzerland“s central bank, would adopt a zero interest rate policy in the event of the Swiss franc appreciating and that their threshold for intervention was 1 euro to 1.45 Swiss francs. Additionally, there was a table showing the respective interest rate for exchange rates ranging from 1.39 to 1.65. From a rate of 1.42 to 1.39, the interest rate increased incrementally from 4.34 to 5.43.

In the end, the franc appreciated so strongly that the municipality was supposed to pay an interest rate of 18.99 per cent p.a. It therefore considered the loan agreement to be unjust and void. Moreover, it claimed that the foreign exchange risk had not been properly explained. Despite the municipality“s claim being unsuccessful before the first two courts of instance, the BGH reached a different conclusion.

Although the loan agreement was not found to be unjust, the bank had failed to fulfil its duty to inform. While the dependent relationship between the interest rate and the exchange rate was said to be apparent from examining the agreement, the bank had not explained with sufficient clarity the risks associated with an obligation to make interest payments based on an exchange rate, but instead downplayed these. The court of appeal must now rule on the case anew.

When it comes to problems concerning loan agreements, lawyers who are experienced in the field of banking law can serve as competent advisors.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/banking-law.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

Politics Law Society

BGH – Bank must explain risk if interest rate dependent on exchange rate

BGH – Bank must explain risk if interest rate dependent on exchange rate

BGH - Bank must explain risk if interest rate dependent on exchange rate

If the interest rate on a loan is based on the development of exchange rates, the bank has a duty to inform with respect to the foreign exchange risk. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany“s Federal Supreme Court, in a recent ruling (XI ZR 152/17).

The appreciation of the Swiss franc against the euro has caused problems for a number of borrowers. Notwithstanding this, the relevant bank must explain the exchange rate risk present. We at the law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that according to a judgment of the Bundesgerichtshof from December 19, 2017, this duty to inform also applies if the interest rate on a loan is based on the exchange rate.

The instant case concerned a loan in the amount of approximately 3 million euros that had been taken out by a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia. The interest rate for the first 20 years was supposed to be 3.99 per cent p.a. assuming an exchange rate from euros to Swiss francs equal to or greater than 1.43. In the event of the euro falling below this threshold, the interest rate would then be 3.99 per cent plus half of the change in the exchange rate from 1.43. During the consultation, the bank pointed out that the Swiss National Bank, Switzerland“s central bank, would adopt a zero interest rate policy in the event of the Swiss franc appreciating and that their threshold for intervention was 1 euro to 1.45 Swiss francs. Additionally, there was a table showing the respective interest rate for exchange rates ranging from 1.39 to 1.65. From a rate of 1.42 to 1.39, the interest rate increased incrementally from 4.34 to 5.43.

In the end, the franc appreciated so strongly that the municipality was supposed to pay an interest rate of 18.99 per cent p.a. It therefore considered the loan agreement to be unjust and void. Moreover, it claimed that the foreign exchange risk had not been properly explained. Despite the municipality“s claim being unsuccessful before the first two courts of instance, the BGH reached a different conclusion.

Although the loan agreement was not found to be unjust, the bank had failed to fulfil its duty to inform. While the dependent relationship between the interest rate and the exchange rate was said to be apparent from examining the agreement, the bank had not explained with sufficient clarity the risks associated with an obligation to make interest payments based on an exchange rate, but instead downplayed these. The court of appeal must now rule on the case anew.

When it comes to problems concerning loan agreements, lawyers who are experienced in the field of banking law can serve as competent advisors.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/banking-law.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

Communication Media

UGANDA CALLING by G+ Creatives

Kick-off Event 5/24/2018

UGANDA CALLING by G+ Creatives

design by Sophie Gruber (Source: @George Stanley Nsamba)

Creative, independent businesses define the new African wealth. UGANDA CALLING is the movement of developing constructive strategies for sustainable business structures. G+ Creatives, agency & talent factory, cordially invites all vionaries to join their kick-off event on May, 24th in 2018 from 7 – 11 pm at Impact HUB Berlin.

With the spirit of being the change the recurring event format UGANDA CALLING acts as a platform for digital artists and creatives located in East Africa. In addition to the presentation of aspring film & media artists there will be an open space for networking and exchanging ideas. The next event will take place on July, 5th 2018 in Kampala.

UGANDA CALLING
*Kick-off Event*
24th of May 2018
7 – 11 pm

Impact HUB Berlin – Friedrichstr. 246 – 10969 Berlin

Evening program

6.30 – 7 pm — Welcoming
7 – 8 pm — Film screening, presentation & special guests
8 – 11 pm –Think tank & networking

The event takes place in friendly association with the Embassy of Uganda in Berlin.

Background

After overcoming the political uncertainties that characterized much of 2017, Uganda“s economic outlook for 2018 is aspiring. By contrast to a large pool of qualified professionals there is a lack of solid vocational training especially in digital businesses.
Claudia Greiner, founder & director of G+ Creatives, felt this great potential while scouting talents in June 2017. Seeing all these highly skilled creatives trapped in the cycle of autocratic structures gave her a pause for thought. In the end this made her stay. For G+ Creatives Claudia developed a business model integrating practical training into regular jobs. With her team of five contributors at the German site and nine professionals located in Kampala, the first project of the young company is going to be realized in the period from June until December 2018.

Talent. Creativity. Impact.
This is why we“re here.
G+ Creatives is a young running agency creating jobs and vocational training for talents all over the world.

Press contact:
Anna Rohrbach // anna@gcreatives.de // 0049-1575-6776141

Agency and talent factory for the establishment of independent, sustainable business
structures in film & media production on the African continent.

Company-Contact
Founder & director
Claudia Greiner
Weserstraße 54
12045 Berlin
Phone: 0176-62985617
E-Mail: claudia@gcreatives.de
Url: https://www.gcreatives.de/

Press
PR Manager
Anna Rohrbach
Motzstraße 28
10777 Berlin
Phone: 015756776141
E-Mail: anna@gcreatives.de
Url: https://www.gcreatives.de/

Politics Law Society

LAG Hamm: Fixed-term employment contract due to extra work must be properly justified

LAG Hamm: Fixed-term employment contract due to extra work must be properly justified

LAG Hamm: Fixed-term employment contract due to extra work must be properly justified

A temporary need for manpower can constitute an objective reason justifying a fixed-term employment contract, but this temporary need has to be properly justified.

It is even possible to have several consecutive fixed-term employment contracts if there is an objective reason justifying this. One example of an objective reason justifying a fixed term is if the employer only has a temporary need for extra manpower. Having said that, the employer has to properly make the case that this need is only temporary. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that it must be possible to anticipate with sufficient certainty that there will be no further need for the extra manpower in question once the contract governing the temporary employment relationship has come to an end. A ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Hamm [Regional Labour Court of Hamm] from July 6, 2017 shows that a fixed term may be invalid in the absence of this kind of prognosis (Az.: 17 Sa 172/17).

In the instant case, a university had concluded a fixed-term employment contract with an employee for a period of around two years due to an increased amount of student counselling work resulting from double the number of school leavers, with this increased workload not expected to continue after the expiry of the contract. The relevant employee assumed responsibility for other tasks in addition to student counselling, particularly in relation to study coordination.

She later applied to have her employment contract extended for an indefinite period of time, which the university rejected. She subsequently lodged a claim shortly before the fixed-term employment contract expired requesting that it be found that her employment relationship would not come to an end on account of the fixed term. The competent labour court ruled in her favour, and the claim was also successful before the LAG Hamm.

The LAG held that a fixed term in response to a temporary need for manpower presupposes that it be expected with sufficient certainty at the time of the contract“s conclusion that there will be no permanent need for this extra manpower after the contract has expired. The employer must present a prognosis to this end supported by concrete evidence. The Court found that this prognosis represents a component of the objective reason justifying the fixed term. On the other hand, it ruled that general uncertainty regarding a possible future job opportunity does not justify applying a fixed term. The university was found to have failed to demonstrate this, particularly as the employee had taken on other responsibilities as well.

All employment contracts, and not simply those with a fixed term, should always be prepared thoroughly and in detail. Employers can turn to lawyers who are experienced in the field of employment law.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/employment-law.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

Automotive Traffic

SmartTOP additional convertible top control for Ford Mustang Convertible now available

As of now, the retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control from the company Mods4cars is available for the Ford Mustang Cabriolet. It allows the top to be opened and closed while driving with One-Touch.

SmartTOP additional convertible top control for Ford Mustang Convertible now available

SmartTOP additional convertible top control for Ford Mustang Convertible

Las Vegas, Nevada – May 9, 2018

The company Mods4cars is now offering its retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control for the 6th generation Ford Mustang Cabriolet. „We are pleased to now also offer a smart convertible top solution for the Ford Mustang Convertible,“ said PR spokesman Sven Tornow. SmartTOP modules are additionally installed into the vehicle to make the usability of the convertible top more comfortable.

After installation, the Mustang driver is able to open and close their convertible top while driving at a speed of up to 50 km/h with One-Touch. All you need to do is tap the interior button. The top movement is then carried out automatically. „This way the driver has both hands on the steering wheel faster,“ explains Sven Tornow.

In addition to this main function, the SmartTOP also has other clever features: You can configure it so that the top opens automatically after unlocking, without having to press additional buttons. Furthermore, it is possible, when starting the vehicle, for Sport Mode to automatically activate. Also starting and stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement.

All functions can be programmed according to personal wishes. Among other things, you can gradually select the speed at which the top movement can be carried out while driving. Thanks to an USB port attached to the module, configuration can easily be done via a PC/Mac. In addition, the USB port allows software updates and feature enhancements to be uploaded, which Mods4cars provides, free of charge.

For easy installation, the SmartTOP module comes with a plug-and-play adapter set. The specially developed adapter set has connectors in OEM quality and ensures a simple connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP module. No cables need to be cut through, therefore, a residue-free removal is possible at any time.

Since 2001, the company Mods4cars has been producing its SmartTOP additional top controls. From Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen to Volvo. All popular convertible and roadster models are supported.

The SmartTOP comfort control for the Ford Mustang Convertible is available for 249.00 euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/jSixbnB86Qw

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

Trading Services

Printing on polyester Textiles

Unique solution for printing polyester based surfaces and textiles with Ghost Sublime toner for laser printers.

Printing on polyester Textiles

Products made using Ghost Sublime

Ghost White Toner is best known for offering white toner cartridges for various HP, Samsung and Lexmark office laser printers. By replacing the black toner cartridge with a Ghost White Toner, customers can transform their laser printer into a white toner printer. In combination with transfer films for textiles or solid surfaces, dark textiles and other products can be easily personalized.

Sublimation printing is a widely used process for printing on various polyester or polymer-coated surfaces. In this process, a dye becomes gaseous under heat and pressure and thus transfers the design permanently into the substrate. Common substrates are mobile phone cases, mugs, t-shirts, banners, flags, trophies and other merchandise items.

This technology was only available on inkjet printers. With Ghost Sublime Toner, customers can easily transform their HP laser printer into a sublimation printer by replacing the standard CMYK toner cartridges with a set of Ghost Sublime Toner CMYK. Designs such as photos, vector graphics and logos, printed on plain copy paper can now easily be transferred to sublimation-friendly surfaces.
No special software or transfer paper is required for sublimation printing with Ghost Sublime Toner.
Ghost Sublime toner is now available for HP Color Laserjet Pro M452 and HP Color Laserjet Pro M252. In these devices, the tried and tested Ghost White Toners can also be used to personalize dark surfaces and textiles. The investment in different systems for toner transfer and sublimation is no longer necessary.

Ghost White Toner and Ghost Sublime Toner can be tested live at FESPA Europe in Berlin. Visit us in hall 4.1 booth D60
FESPA GLOBAL PRINT EXPO 2018
15.05. – 18.05.2018 MESSE BERLIN

Ghost GmbH aus Düsseldorf ist ein 2015 gegründetes Start-Up, das den Weißdruck auf Laserdruckern erstmals einer breiten Kundengruppe öffnet. Firmengründer David Kandelhardt ist seit 15 Jahren in der Drucker-Branche aktiv. Ghost will den Weißdruck auf Laserprintern salonfähig machen.

Mehr Infos:
Web: http://www.ghost-white-toner.com/

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/ghostwhitetoner
https://instagram.com/ghostwhitetoner/
https://www.pinterest.com/ghostwhitetoner/
https://twitter.com/ghostwhitetoner

Contact
Ghost GmbH
David M. Kandelhardt
Vogelsanger Weg 38
40470 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211-37067-55
E-Mail: mail@ghost-white-toner.com
Url: http://www.ghost-white-toner.com

Science Research Technology

GKN Powder Metallurgy becomes one of the world’s first IATF 16949:2016 certified 3D metal printing suppliers

GKN Powder Metallurgy becomes one of the world

GKN Powder Metallurgy’s IATF 16949:2016 certificate

[Bonn, Germany – May 9] – GKN Powder Metallurgy successfully passed the IATF 16949:2016 audit and becomes one of the first 3D Metal printing suppliers in the world to be certified with the new standard. The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) introduced this revised global quality standard known as IATF 16949:2016 in October 2016.

It replaces ISO/TS 16949, one of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standard for quality management. When it was developed by the IATF in 1999 it aimed to harmonize the different certification systems in the global automotive supply chain. The new IATF 16949 has been created with a stronger customer orientation and aims to develop a quality management systems that:

– Provides for continual improvement,
– Emphasizes defect prevention,
– Includes specific requirements and tools from the automotive industry,
– Promotes reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain,
– Increases customer satisfaction.

Additive Manufacturing – a key to the future of GKN Powder Metallurgy

As a leading innovation development partner in the automotive industry, GKN Powder Metallurgy wants to inspire customers to rethink ways to design products with Additive Manufacturing. It is positioned in the 3D printing market as a fully vertically integrated solution provider that combines profound technical expertise in AM powders, processes and products.

– GKN Powder Metallurgy proves quality commitment to the automotive supply chain by meeting highest possible quality standards
– Industrialization of Metal Additive Manufacturing opens up new business opportunities for GKN Powder Metallurgy in 2018
– IATF 16949:2016 automotive standard represents one of the most demanding certifications in the industry today

Guido Degen, SVP Additive and Business Development, stresses the importance of the certificate for GKN Powder Metallurgy: „The IATF certificate is a significant step on our path towards challenging established supply chains and industrializing 3D printing technology globally. We believe in the disruptive potential of AM to transform future product thinking and traditional manufacturing.

Today we are already in production with automotive and industrial prototypes, small series and spare parts for the aftermarkets, but this is just the beginning. We strive for making AM mass productions, that provide the highest quality and productivity, accessible to the leaders of the automotive industry. “

About GKN Powder Metallurgy
GKN Powder Metallurgy comprises GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes. GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision automotive components as well as components for industrial and consumer applications. Hoeganaes is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metal powder, the essential raw material for powder metallurgy. GKN Powder Metallurgy is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and about 7,400 employees.

Contact
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Susanne Trautmann
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
Phone: +49 (2289) 895980
E-Mail: Susanne.Trautmann@gkn.com
Url: https://www.gkn.com/en/our-divisions/gkn-powder-metallurgy/

Computer Information Telecommunications

New version of TimeStatement: Create invoices in any language quickly & easily

With the new update, TimeStatement has responded to the needs of freelancers and SMEs that want to offer professional invoicing in different languages to their customers.

New version of TimeStatement: Create invoices in any language quickly & easily

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TimeStatement enables its users to manage their respective projects and customers and to create tailor-made invoices from the services provided by their employees easily. In addition, the working times of your own personnel can be conveniently recorded and evaluated online using this solution. The daily list and evaluation of all work processes, including all information and details on the hours worked out and their accounting, can be viewed and created at any time with the push of a button and via the cloud.

We, as well as our specialists, are at your disposal for any questions.
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Contact
TimeStatement AG
David Griesser
Bahnhofstrasse 9
6340 Baar
Phone: 041 500 77 90
E-Mail: sales@timestatement.com
Url: https://timestatement.com/en