Engineering

G. KRAFT Maschinenbau GmbH

Daily commitment
It designs and constructs any type of special-purpose machinery, be it a machining center for the production of doors, a conveyor system for intralogistics applications or a complex packaging line: G. KRAFT Maschinenbau GmbH delivers made-to-measure solutions for every industrial use and requirement. For the flourishing mechanical engineering firm, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, ‘everything from a single source’ is not a buzzword but a daily commitment and obligation.

Interior & Garden

Messebau Tünnissen GmbH

Be different, stand out, be seen
With so many competing companies jostling for attention at industry-specific trade fairs and exhibitions, ensuring that your company stands out from the crowd means finding someone who can think beyond normal expectations. That company is Messebau Tünnissen GmbH. Founded in 1979 by Willi Tünnissen in his garage as a one-man operation, the company is now one of the leaders in a crowded field with an enviable customer base of long-term clients. Today, Tünnissen sets itself apart by seeking to set its clients’ presentations apart. In a competitive market, there is no gain to be had in merely following the crowd.

Health & Medical Industry

Einrichtungspartnerring VME GmbH & Co. KG

Einrichtungspartnerring VME: A strong team
‘Stronger together’ is the thinking behind Einrichtungspartnerring VME GmbH & Co. KG, which is headquartered in Bielefeld, Germany, but brings together furniture retailers throughout the country and Europe. Thanks to its centralized purchasing and marketing activities, it helps its approximately 200 members maximize sales in a highly competitive sector. Its latest initiative is the introduction of the INTERLIVING brand, its first nationwide product and retail brand. Through INTERLIVING, Einrichtungspartnerring VME intends to create a national brand identity that will help its members deal with the myriad of challenges facing them.

Health & Medical Industry

UCB Pharma GmbH

Changing lives for the better
Dealing with the healthcare challenges of the future is one of the biggest issues facing the current generation. Improvements in sanitation, vaccination and infection control in the last century mean that people today are living longer. However, chronic neurological and immunological problems, the causes of which are still unclear, are tempering these successes. Inflammatory conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and epilepsy are where the new battle lines are being drawn. UCB is one of the companies at the forefront of efforts to find treatments and cures. European Business spoke to the company’s Area Head Central Europe Peter Mitterhofer about its latest beakthroughs and how modern developments such as Big Data and digitalization are affecting the market.

Construction

Cadolto Fertiggebäude GmbH & Co. KG

Fast and flexible, modular high-tech buildings
Last year the German company Cadolto Fertiggebäude GmbH & Co. KG was awarded a major contract in Kirkenes in Norway, a town north of the Arctic Circle. Kirkenes needed a new hospital, and due to the conditions ‒ very long winters and short summers ‒ the time window for the construction is extremely short. So the regional hospital operator Finnmarkssykehuset opted for a modular construction technique and chose Cadolto, a leader in complex modular high-tech buildings with a track record in supplying turnkey modular hospital buildings across Europe. This spring, Cadolto is starting delivery of the prefabricated modules; by October 2016 the hospital will be completed.

Materials & Materials Processing

Mall + Herlan GmbH

It’s in the can
When it comes to machines and equipment used in the manufacture of metal cans and aerosols, there is one name in the industry that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Mall + Herlan GmbH in Germany is the number one supplier in the world and a sought-after partner to the packaging industry. Its market-leading position is due to a combination of experience and innovation – qualities that continue to hold the German company in good stead in an increasingly competitive market.

Tourism & Leisure

MIFA-Bike Gesellschaft mbH

Pedaling towards the future
Driving in a city is not always the most practical mode of transportation. In many cities, the streets are horribly congested, especially during rush hour, and finding a parking space is purely a matter of luck. On top of that, it may cost a fortune to leave your car parked there for even just a few minutes. Larger cities also have concerns about fine particles in the air from vehicle emissions. Public transportation may not make life easier either, if there are no stops convenient to your destination or if the scheduled buses are few and far between. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the flexibility of a car without all the hassle that comes with city driving? The solution is bicycles, and MIFA-Bike Gesellschaft mbH provides the bikes that keep Europe pedaling towards a better future.

Interior & Garden

Kampmann GmbH

Smart heat
The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry is making constant progress as regards energy efficiency and control options. Whereas in the past a hotel had to heat the complete building, regardless of occupancy, today it can adapt room temperature individually by linking the heating system with its booking software. One of the leading providers of such smart solutions is Kampmann GmbH. The successful family enterprise is an international HVAC technology leader and is committed to further advancing its export business.

Engineering

KOHLER Maschinenbau GmbH

Sheet metal machinery at the ultimate level
Experienced and competent machine producers are in hot demand the world over, and German engineering in particular is widely recognized for its extensive know-how, innovation and superior production quality. Precision and innovative thinking are key concepts for KOHLER Maschinenbau GmbH, based in the Black Forest area of Germany, one of the world´s leading manufacturers of machines for producing sheet metal.

Health & Medical Industry

WISAP® Medical Technology GmbH

The gentle alternative
For most patients surgery means long hospital stays, pain, scarring and lengthy recovery periods. Minimally invasive surgery, MIS, is an alternative that greatly reduces these effects. The German company WISAP® Medical Technology GmbH ranks among the pioneers in MIS when it comes to gynaecology. Well known as an innovative force in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery, WISAP® has come up with a viable solution for fighting cervical cancer.

European Business

Q3/2017

In this issue: Gleeds France SAS – Your partner for your building / D. Carnegie & Co AB – Refurbishment formula for safer suburbs / SLM Solutions Group AG – True child of digitization / Hast Retail, s.r.o. – Shopfitting as art / Hyundai WIA Europe GmbH – Banging the drum for Korean machine tools

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