A new way of measuring - Ask any manufacturing company how it can best improve profitability and the answer is likely to involve increasing productivity. For manufacturers of turned cylindrical parts, Vici & C. SpA in Italy offers the latest innovation to take productivity to the next level, even for smaller batches. The new Vicivision Techno series of optical measuring machines allows every part produced on a CNC lathe to be measured within the production environment, thereby guaranteeing that time is saved.
Selling security - Security services are plentiful, and each serves a different purpose. In uncertain times, more and more security companies seem to pop up – they vary not only in terms of services but also in quality. In Italy, Metro Services Srl is a highly acclaimed security service company following a new approach. The company not only offers a broad array of services but cultivates its image and brand. In this way it has become synonymous with quality and integrity.
Cutting to the chase: planning for a secure future - ‘Our people are at the heart of our business’ – a statement that is often made, but one which is not always supported by actions. No one could accuse the American firm Hypertherm of empty words; all 1,400 employees, or associates, to use the correct Hypertherm terminology, are shareholders of the firm, bringing enormous benefits for both staff and customers. The manufacturer of plasma cutting machines for metal work is represented in the EMEA region by Hypertherm Europe B.V., headquartered in the Netherlands. The subsidiary is responsible for sales of the advanced cutting technology, which is produced exclusively in the United States.
Intelligent communication is key - Interrupted availability of customer services as well as slow, expensive and poor services in call centers – getting into contact with a company, organization or public authorities often proves to be a challenging task. However, modern-day communication demands constant availability and optimization of the customer dialogue – at least this is what dtms GmbH is all about. As a specialist for service phone numbers, value-added services and smart dialogue solutions, the company is passionate about innovative communication solutions on behalf of its 2,500 customers.
Communicating with minds and hands - Successful companies know that a strong brand is essential: Potential customers instantly recognize the name and, more importantly, know exactly what it stands for. Since relevant marketing plays a key role in communicating a brand, expert support can be hugely advantageous. BÉFLEX Zrt. in Hungary is a specialist in point-of-communication marketing. The firm works closely with its clients to design innovative concepts and then creates state-of-the-art point-of-communication materials using the latest technology. European Business spoke with the Managing Director of the family enterprise, László Bárán.
Your culinary masterpiece - Cooking is a universally intimate process that brings families and friends together to share a long-standing cultural tradition – a common thread that connects people of all ages and backgrounds. For professionals and amateurs alike, Scanpan’s collection of versatile pots, pans and kitchenware will add flavour to any culinary venture. They are the tools that will enable you to take your gastronomic creations to the next level. Not only are Scanpans immaculately engineered and hand-cast in Denmark, they are also made from recycled materials and are completely PFOA-free.
Breaking all records in no time - Today the most renowned Korean car brand worldwide, the history of Kia began in 1944 when the company was founded as a moped manufacturer and later turned to producing cars for the local market. More recently, Kia entered the worldwide market and became a global player within an incredibly short space of time, which Michael Cole, COO of Kia Motors Europe GmbH, Kia’s Frankfurt-based subsidiary and European business headquarters, recognizes. “The company continues to develop at a phenomenal rate,” he enthuses. For good reason: With a great price-performance ratio, excellent customer service and award-winning design, Kia is on its way to achieving a top position, and not only in the European market.
Electrifying the market - Locked away behind the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe was not only cut off from the rest of the world culturally but also technologically. In so many key progress parameters, such as production efficiency, quality standards and technical advances, the countries of the old Eastern Europe lagged far behind their Western European counterparts. However, companies like VIVBER Kft. in Hungary have worked hard to close the technology gap. Today, they are able to operate according to EU standards and compete successfully in a reunited Europe thanks to their lower cost structures.
Step by step in style - In the case of Polish billionaire Dariusz Milek, it is not so much clothes that make the man but shoes. The owner of leading European footwear manufacturer and retailer CCC S.A. was named the fourthwealthiest man in Poland by Forbes Magazine in 2016, thanks primarily to the phenomenal success of his shoe company. With close to 900 stores in 16 countries, the company generated sales of 800 million EUR in 2016 from the sale of its own-branded footwear as well as fashion and sports shoes from leading international brands. In the spirit of continuous expansion, it has set its sights even higher.
For comfort and colour underfoot - There is nothing more luxurious underfoot than wall-to-wall carpet. Soft, quiet and attractive to look at, textile floor coverings offer a range of functional advantages including noise reduction, enhanced comfort and thermal insulation. They can also be manufactured in an endless variety of colours and patterns. French carpet manufacturer Balsan Moquette in Arthon designs and produces textile floor coverings that are positioned at the haute couture end of the market. With a history that can be traced back to 1751, the company is one of the most experienced industrial carpet manufacturers in the business with a worldwide customer base.