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W RLDWIDE NEWS Weidmüller wins German Design Award 2019 The electrical engineering company Weidmüller received the German Design Award 2019 for its innovative range of terminal blocks “Klippon Connect” in the Excellent Product Design Industry category. The terminal block convinced the international jury, primarily because it is easy and convenient to use. The clear and straightforward product structure of the terminal block won over the 46 design specialists from 11 countries during the evaluation. The German Design Award presented by the German Design Council recognises pioneering products and projects within the German and international design landscape. This year, the German Design Award received more than 5,400 entries from 63 countries in the area of product and communication design. Image caption: Andreas Rutz (l.) and Arnd Schepmann (r.) were delighted to receive the award in the Excellent Product Design Industry category. Asmet automates with TGW Asmet Sp. z.o.o Sp.k., one of Poland’s leading wholesalers and manufacturers of special fasteners, has awarded TGW with logistics consultation and the erection of a new automated logistics center at Moszna-Parcela, near Warsaw. With the installation of the new automated distribution center, the Polish hidden champion particularly intends to increase the level of customer service and storage capacity for further global growth. The order includes the construction of a new automated DC based on a shuttle system, the integration of multi-functional workstations for order picking and packing as well as the creation of spacious zones for in- and outbound and an empty tote buffer. The core of the new logistics solution is a partially equipped, 3-aisle shuttle system with a total of 60,000 storage locations for totes. R+W: Construction of new headquarters started R+W, the specialist for industrial and precision couplings, is building a new headquarters in Wörth am Main in Lower Franconia, Germany. Work started at the new Weidenhecken industrial park in February, where the new headquarters will be constructed on a roughly 7,000 m 2 plot. Around 2,500 m 2 will be used for the production facilities and another approx. 1,000 m 2 will be for office space. “This development will enable us to significantly increase our capacities in a short amount of time,” explains the Managing Director, Steffen Herter. This work is necessary because of the increasing demand in the booming machine manufacturing market. More than EUR 8 million is being invested in the development that comprises office and production facilities, production equipment, the expansion of the German and international teams, as well as product developments. The move to the new facilities is planned for the end of the summer later this year. The location was selected in close collaboration with the parent company Poppe+Potthoff based in Werther, Westfalen, Germany. NEWS AND MARKETS Brake technology 4.0 — upgrade now! ROBA ® -brake-checker: Permanent brake monitoring of switching condition, temperature and wear your reliable partner Mayr.indd 1 12.02.2019 14:23:32 10 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 2019

Jungheinrich: Strategic investment in lithium-ion technology Wittenstein SE: Dr. Bertram Hoffmann takes over as Chairman of the Board and CEO Change at the helm of the South-West German mechatronics corporation: Dr. Bertram Hoffmann (55) will soon be taking over as new Chairman of the Board and CEO of Wittenstein SE. A Doctor of Engineering, he is currently a member of the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG. Hoffmann will succeed Wittenstein SE Board Spokesman Dr. Bernd Schimpf, who will be leaving the company on March 31, 2019, at the start of the new fiscal year 2019/20. Hoffmann studied Engineering at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. In 2012, Hoffmann moved to Bosch Rexroth AG and became Member of the Executive Board responsible for the Business Unit Renewable Energies. In 2015, he accepted additional responsibility as Member of the Executive Board for the Business Unit Mobile Applications and was also made Executive Vice President of the Business Unit Mobile Applications, responsible for engineering. Jungheinrich AG and Triathlon Holding GmbH have come together to found JT Energy Systems GmbH, a joint venture focused on the production and recycling of lithium-ion battery systems. The company will be based in Glauchau, Saxony. The founding is subject to approval of the project by the relevant competition authorities. Jungheinrich holds a 70 per cent share in the joint venture with Triathlon taking the remaining 30 per cent. The company is due to begin operations in August 2019. JT Energy Systems intends to create around 100 new jobs at the plant in the next few years. The aim of the joint venture between Jungheinrich and Triathlon is for the two companies to expand their production capacities to cover the ever-increasing demand for lithium-ion battery systems and to further develop their technological leadership in this field. JT Energy will supply products to both companies. INFO: VDW – Generalkommissariat EMO Hannover 2019 Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V. Corneliusstraße 4 · 60325 Frankfurt am Main · GERMANY Tel.: +49 69 756081-0 · Fax: +49 69 756081-74 · VDW.indd 19xxx_World 1 of industries_185x130_gb.indd 1 26.02.2019 25.02.19 12:11:03 14:06 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 2019 11