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Manfred Brinkmann

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Manfred Brinkmann
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Manitou Agricultural Machinery and Accessories

The Right Machine for Every Challenge

From the beginnings in France to innovative product developments and pioneering technologies, Manitou is synonymous with industry-leading performance and continuous...

Manitou Deutschland GmbH

Interview with Peter Wildemann, Managing Director of Manitou Deutschland GmbH

Thorsten Noack, Managing Director and Owner of NOMIG GmbH

Hard as a Diamond

25 years ago, NOMIG GmbH was born from a vision: Thorsten Noack founded the company in Reken with the goal of meeting customer desires with more individuality, spontaneity,...

Interview with Thorsten Noack, Managing Director and Owner of NOMIG GmbH

Carsten Merker, owner of Merker AG

"We are managing ourselves to death!"

If the regulations from the construction sector were applied with the same strictness to the automotive industry, then the maximum speed everywhere would be walking...

Interview with Carsten Merker, owner of Merker AG

Sanders-Kauffmann - high-quality bedding

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Bedding such as blankets and pillows play a crucial role in sleep comfort and health. They can have a significant impact on sleep quality by ensuring a balanced...

Interview with Alexander Singer, CEO of Sanders-Kauffmann GmbH

Brav Germany Imagebild

Good for People and the Environment

Outdoor clothing treated with fluorine is waterproof and even oil-resistant. However, in everyday life, breathable and water-repellent functions are sufficient....

Interview with Michal Brandauer-Netreba, Sales Manager-Sport of Brav Germany GmbH

Wilhelm Baumeister, Product Manager at solutio GmbH & Co. KG

Charly makes dental practices future-ready

Dental practices are about people. These should be the focus. However, in reality, dental practices have been increasingly burdened with administrative tasks over...

Interview with Wilhelm Baumeister, Product Manager at solutio GmbH & Co. KG

Degussa Bank AG Online Branch

Degussa Bank Develops Digital Bank Shop as Cross-Industry SaaS

As a WorksiteBank, Degussa Bank has been a pioneer in the industry for many years. With bank branches on the premises of companies, it maintains a special proximity...

Interview with Axel Schardt, Head of Sales Channel Management, Product Owner Digital Twin and Arno Rackow, Press Spokesman for Degussa Bank AG

CSA Group EMC Laboratory

The Standard Sets It: You Can Rely on the Quality

Standards create the foundation for reliable quality – hardly any company understands this better than CSA Group Bayern GmbH in Plattling, part of the Canadian CSA...

Interview with Dieter Fröhlich, Managing Director of CSA Group Bayern GmbH

Andrea Radlbeck, Head of Corporate Communications Dr. Robert Eckert Schulen AG

The Opportunity Creators

The demand for skilled workers is high. The Baby Boomers are gradually retiring, while significantly fewer young people are entering the workforce. Moreover, structural...

Interview with Andrea Radlbeck, Head of Corporate Communications at Dr. Robert Eckert Schulen AG

The management of tm – to market Consulting, from left to right: Matthias Gärtner, Jens Bretschneider and Olaf Müller-Stegemann

Building Bridges with Intersectoral Care

The German healthcare system is at the beginning of a major, comprehensive transformation. Driving forces are digitalization and healthcare reform. They pose particularly...

Interview with Jens Bretschneider, Managing Director of tm – to market Consulting GmbH

Benjamin Pieritz, CEO of TRIOVEGA GmbH

Updates Redundant

With the rapidly advancing digitalization, cybersecurity is at the top of the agenda for many companies. Especially in manufacturing plants, cyberattacks can cripple...

Interview with Benjamin Pieritz, CEO of TRIOVEGA GmbH

FASTEC GmbH Company Building

"Our Software Creates Transparency in Production"

With the modular Manufacturing Execution System (MES) from FASTec GmbH, manufacturing companies can collect and evaluate machine data. The flexible solutions of...

Interview with Lars Knitter, Authorized Officer of FASTEC GmbH

Tobias Bellendorf, Managing Director of Autohaus Bellendorf GmbH

Ready for Change

The automotive industry is facing significant changes. Topics such as digitalization and electric mobility require a rethink. Autohaus Bellendorf GmbH in Bottrop...

Interview with Tobias Bellendorf, Managing Director of Autohaus Bellendorf GmbH

DEPREZ CONSTRUCT NV Jeroen Deprez and Mattias Mergaert

Gentle Handling of Sensitive Products

Belgian know-how that is in demand all over the world? When it comes to the automatic handling of products, especially potatoes, onions, carrots, and other vegetables,...

Interview with Jeroen Deprez, Managing Partner and Mattias Mergaert, Head of Sales Agro at DEPREZ CONSTRUCT NV

Neset Tükenmez, CEO of Aerodata AG

The High Flyers

Increasing traffic volumes, rising refugee flows, oil slicks on the seas, piracy, illegal fishing – the world faces a variety of problems that need to be solved....

Interview with Neset Tükenmez, CEO of Aerodata AG

scm energy GmbH Solar Panel Installation

The Energy Transition on Your Own Roof

Solar energy is a pillar of the energy transition. Following the crisis in the German solar industry from 2011 to 2013, the sector has now repositioned and emancipated...

Interview with Stefan Korneck, Managing Partner of scm energy GmbH

Felix and Hannah Thormann, Managing Directors of Rollo Solar® MELICHAR GmbH

We provide the right coverage

A good product alone does not ensure the long-term success of a company. Farsighted management is at least as important. Rollo Solar is one of the leading European...

Interview with Felix and Hannah Thormann, Managing Directors of Rollo Solar® MELICHAR GmbH

Nina Hamann-Hensel, Managing Director of Möbel Hensel GmbH

We Shape Home

The pandemic has made many people realize that their own four walls are more than just a place to live and spend the night. They are a home, an important retreat....

Interview with Nina Hamann-Hensel, Managing Director of Möbel Hensel GmbH

MDS Raumsysteme GmbH Hall

Walls with a System

Calm. Silence. In today's hectic world, pure luxury. Working in peace in a noisy environment? A contradiction? No! This is demonstrated by MDS Raumsysteme GmbH from...

Interview with Andreas Tlustek, Sales Manager of MDS Raumsysteme GmbH

Dickow Pumpen GmbH Chemical Standard Pump

Pumping with Safety

Industrial pumps are used in a wide variety of industries. As a manufacturer of special pumps for various applications, DICKOW PUMPEN GmbH & Co. KG has been on the...

Interview with Jörg Bornemann, Managing Director and Alexander Hammer, Sales Director of DICKOW PUMPEN GmbH & Co. KG

Torben Müller and Siegfried Weber, Co-CEOs of Kalle GmbH

Innovations Galore

For over 160 years, Kalle GmbH has been at the forefront of industrial production of high-quality sausage casings and sponge cloths. As a global leader, the company...

Interview with Torben Müller and Siegfried Weber, Co-CEOs of Kalle GmbH

Dieter Lenuweit, Managing Director of Schultz Gruppe GmbH

Buildings managed first-class!

Offering all building management services from a single source and taking personal care of every customer is the philosophy that has made Schultz Gruppe GmbH, headquartered...

Interview with Dieter Lenuweit, Managing Director of Schultz Gruppe GmbH

hagenauer Campus Schlüterstraße Hamburg

Built on Allgäu Honesty and Competence

An industry in crisis. The construction industry closed the year 2023 with a revenue decrease of 5.3% compared to the previous year. For 2024, economists from the...

Interview with Dominik Buhl, Managing Director of hagenauer GmbH

Timo Gökeler, Managing Director of GOEKELER Messtechnik GmbH

Measuring Success

Whether in automotive or aerospace, safety or machine and plant engineering, medical technology or Industry 4.0: nowadays, hardly any industry can do without metrology....

Interview with Timo Gökeler, Managing Director of GOEKELER Messtechnik GmbH

Sandra Maile, CEO and Ulrich Ermel, COO of FORTEC Elektronik AG

Many Potentials, One Vision

FORTEC Elektronik AG, based in Germering near Munich, has had an exciting journey. From being a distributor, it has transformed into a system supplier for industrial...

Interview with Sandra Maile, CEO and Ulrich Ermel, COO of FORTEC Elektronik AG

Dr. Langer Medical Neuromonitors in Action

Nerves on the Monitor

In the field of neuromonitoring, Dr. Langer Medical GmbH is a major player. The company, based in Waldkirch in the Black Forest, has been awarded various design...

Interview with Christian Hartmann, Managing Director of Dr. Langer Medical GmbH