Nowadays, specific industrial segments are dependent on codes or other identification systems for their produced goods. Examples are the food-processing or pharmaceutical sector, where clear markings allow companies and end consumers to differentiate between product loads. KBA-Metronic GmbH from Veitshöchheim in Germany specializes in this field of operation. The company develops, manufactures and distributes comprehensive coding and marking systems for a broad audience.
New drug discovery is a long and difficult process that demands huge upfront investment with little guarantee of a return at the end. It is very much a numbers game: For one new drug to reach the market, at least 5,000 molecules have to be investigated. Contract research organization Pharmacelsus GmbH aids pharmaceutical companies at the preclinical stage of this research. Through its work it helps to sort the wheat from the chaff to find the molecules with the greatest potential of becoming the next drug.
The volume of mobile data traffic has grown dramatically since the evolution of smartphones. Upgrading the networks is essential and FTTA, Fiber To The Antenna, is the advanced technology for meeting the challenge. The Swiss HUBER+SUHNER AG is a traditional expert in connectivity and a leading supplier of customized plug-and-play solutions for upgrading networks with FTTA technology.
When developing a marketing strategy, it is important to know about the customers and their requirements. Bisnode, based in Brussels, is an expert when it comes to the consolidation, improvement and management of consumer data and the development of valuable marketing strategies to turn that data into ROI. The company knows the various communication channels, and address and privacy specificities in the different countries exactly and provides one-stop access to Europe.
Information is the lifeblood of any business. Hyperwave GmbH, headquartered in Graz, Austria, with offices in Germany, UK and the USA has specialized in the smooth deployment and management of business-relevant information for more than ten years now. Hyperwave software is characterized by ease of use, rapid implementation and outstanding value for money. As a leading provider of content management solutions, the company focuses on solutions for document and information management on the intranet.
Natural stone is one of the world’s greatest resources for construction. An alternative to bricks or wood, natural stone comes in a variety of shapes and colours with tinted splashes throughout. Wachenfeld Natursteinwerk GmbH from Volksmarsen-Külte, Germany, is an expert in natural stone. Founded in 1883 and now in the fifth generation of the family, the company not only sources natural stone but uses it in highclass construction projects.
Nowadays, more and more people prefer cashless payment methods with credit or debit cards. Needless to say, shops and institutions have to provide respective terminals to guarantee for safety and customer convenience. CCV Holland B.V. specializes in this field of operation. The Dutch company with headquarters in Arnhem is a worldwide player in electronic payment transactions.
The combination of know-how in information technology and engineering expertise can result in market leadership. Astron Informatikai Kft. is one of the leading software development houses in Hungary, providing software for electrical systems, traffic control systems and mobile communication systems. Focusing on long-term partnerships with large Hungarian companies, including leading names from the gas and electricity sectors, Astron has been able to deploy customized software and engineering solutions to improve its customers’ daily operations.
Glamorous, stylish, fun-loving – that is the description of the dm-exclusive makeup brand p2 cosmetics. A perfectly coordinated assortment of decorative cosmetics, as well as hand and nail care, is sold solely via about 1,500 dm drogerie markt stores in Germany. Founded in 2006, the subsidiary of Palmers Textil AG offers trendy, top-quality makeup products at affordable, highly attractive prices.
House cleaning is not always about fun; it is a necessity most of us cannot escape. Ecover has taken on the job of creating cleaning products that are in tune with environmental issues and enhance the fun of cleaning. In the past 30 years, the Belgian company has been committed to making the world of cleaning a little greener. Following the merger with the American cleaning company Method, Ecover has become a leader in premium green home, laundry and personal care products. And its global expansion for the sake of ecological cleaning has not yet come to a standstill.
Europe-wide, the building and infrastructure markets were hit hard by the crisis in 2008/2009. This is also true for Hungary. For several years now, investments and major projects have been postponed or cancelled. Now, Zoltán Vass, managing director of Ferrobeton, based in Dunaújváros, Hungary, sees light at the end of the tunnel. Specializing in prefabricated reinforced concrete and concrete elements, the company made major investments in the last years and is now ready for growth again.
Product identification has been digital for many years now. In fact, bar codes celebrate 40 years as the global language of business this year, which allows businesses to recognize products and understand their details, with up to 6,000 unique attributes that could be associated to any product. This ability is enabled by a global standard, developed and managed by the not-for-profit GS1 organizations. Today, consumers demand information on what they are buying in order to ensure family safety and make smart economic purchases to buy the best product. The biggest challenge faced is the ability to support those organizations that manage and distribute product data to consumers, to ensure that the product data that is delivered is authentic and trustworthy. 1WorldSync Holding Inc. is a company that is dedicated to improving the shopping experience for today’s connected consumer. 1WorldSync is the global leader in the distribution of product data today, helping businesses exchange the data necessary to operate an efficient supply chain via the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).
The urban landscape has a unique visual language that is expressed through street signs and functional street furniture. Each country has its own specific signing language in which fonts, colours and symbols provide a grammatical framework that everyone can recognise and understand. Within the constraints of this language there is still room for individual creativity and, like any language, signing is constantly evolving and changing. One of the leading interpreters of this language is HR Groep B.V. in the Netherlands.
Villeroy & Boch – the name stands for two families, state-of-the-art bathroom, tile and table design, and true European culture. Founded in 1748, the company has managed to maintain its identity, values and culture over the centuries. At the same time, the ceramic specialist has continuously adapted its technologies, designs and final products to changing trends and market situations. Today, the House of Villeroy & Boch is a comprehensive concept that gives consumers the freedom to create their individual home. Villeroy & Boch Magyarország Kft. based in Hódmezovásárhely in Hungary is one of the company’s production legs. Integrated into the group’s product development and drawing on a fully equipped logistics center, the company is an important pillar of the business.
In the logistics sector, time is a valuable commodity. Therefore, many worldwide express deliveries are transported by airplane. Apart from large cargo aircraft of logistics companies that fly to important hubs, smaller aircraft enterprises guarantee for efficient forwarding processes. Farnair Hungary Kft. from Budapest in Hungary specializes in these operations: The company operates several airplanes and cooperates with major players from the logistics sector.
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, part of Wolters Kluwer based in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, and with officers across the globe, provides audit, risk and compliance solutions that help financial organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness across their enterprise. The company specializes in risk management and regulatory compliance solutions on a single and unified platform. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services continuously provides innovation and improvement to its offering in order to keep ahead of the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Perishable goods like fresh meat and dairy products have to be transported with special care. Swanline Oy from Oulu in Finland is well aware of the problems that arise during the transport from producer to consumer. The logistics company focuses on the transportation of temperature-controlled food and related logistics services and has built up a sound reputation as a reliable partner of its customers.
Fire protection at industrial sites is not just a tiresome obligation imposed by authorities, but it is above all an investment in safeguarding a company’s market position. This is why even huge players in industry rely on a partner who offers the full scope of fire prevention, detection and extinguishment. For more than 111 years, one company in particular has stood out in the fire protection market. Minimax is one of the key companies in this segment. Its French subsidiary Minimax France SAS has been serving the French and North African markets since 2005 most successfully.
Friction is the primary cause of wear in moving parts, so reducing it is the key to extending the longevity of mechanical equipment. A leading Austrian supplier in this area, offering a full range of top quality ball and roller bearings, is COMPENSA Handel Wälzlager Stahl Werkzeuge Maschinen GmbH.
Furniture is part of an overall interior and design concept, expressing lifestyle, status and attitude. Therefore, it has to unite function with design and atmosphere. This is where PROFIL NÁBYTEK from Humpolec, the Czech Republic, comes into the game. The company offers its clients comprehensive solutions that give them competitive advantages.