During discussions with the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Mr. Christian Gläsel, and the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Peter Köhler, the guests expressed an interest in the family-owned company’s innovations. At the trade show, one of the innovations showcased by Weidmüller is a comprehensive energy management system that can be used to optimise production processes in industrial environments. Alongside other innovations, the Federal Chancellor and the Dutch Prime Minister were interested in the comprehensive energy management system from Weidmüller that is designed to optimise processes in industrial production.
“German medium-sized businesses are well known for innovative strength and passion for innovation” says Köhler. “With our solution we are demonstrating that we embrace top trends at an early stage in order to remain competitive in the global market in the future.” The solution from Weidmüller picks up on two current themes: energy efficiency and Industry 4.0. “On the one hand our components are used to make production facilities communication-enabled, meaning that we can provide access to machine status data at anytime and from anywhere”, Köhler explains to the two heads of government. “On the other hand, this opens up options for action that enable the production process to be optimised from both an energy efficiency and a resource-saving perspective.
Last but not least, the high-tech strategy of the Federal Government makes it possible to maintain the pace of future research and development as well: “This is essential in order for us to remain competitive in Germany”, Köhler emphasised during the discussion. “The innovative solutions presented at the Hannover Messe demonstrate that we are indeed on the right path.”
Weidmüller Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Christian Gläsel, thanked Federal Chancellor Merkel for her visit. “As a family business we are at the heart of society and assume responsibility in many areas” explains Gläsel. “We are delighted that this commitment is also appreciated from a political perspective.”
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