Metallurgy has come a long way from its beginnings millennia ago. Whereas in the past, only pure metals were processed, today we are aware of the many benefits of mixing metals. The properties of the individual metals combine to yield the improved characteristics of the alloy. A specialist in both pure metals and alloys is G.M.G. S.p.A. in Cartura, Italy. G.M.G. produces highly precise stamped and cast parts in a variety of metallic materials.
The hotel industry is finally picking up again after a long economic recession. Families are starting to take vacations again, and businesses are resuming their routines of organizing off-site conferences and sending employees around the world. Therefore, hotels must provide an impressive array of amenities in order to keep up with the competition, and Hotel Savannah, located in the Czech Republic, does just that. Its luxurious facilities attract a clientele made up of both businesspeople and families.
Even the smallest instruments have a huge impact on exploring the universe. This statement is absolute true for miniature drive systems as designed and manufactured by Faulhaber Minimotor SA from Croglio in the Swiss canton of Ticino. Swiss precision helped to explore the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the end of 2014. However, the company does not only supply drive systems for high up in the sky, it also produces drive systems for a wide range of industries around the globe.
When designing a new office building, the focus in the past was usually on its external appearance. Often the goal was to create a prestigious landmark building that would reflect the status of the company that commissioned it and the talent of the architect who designed it. Internal aspects were often a secondary consideration. Whilst external design is still important, there is an increasing demand for flexible workspaces with integrated technology. French architectural practice Groupe Kardham offers a fully integrated service encompassing the whole project from planning application and construction through to interior planning and workspace organization.
Since the first tentative missions in the 1960s, scientists have been continuously pushing the boundaries of space exploration to maximize the opportunities and possibilities it offers. These advances have only been possible because of suppliers to the space and scientific world, who have kept pace with the developments and supply the essential, innovative components required to implement the latest projects – companies such as THALES SESO SAS. The French firm, based in Aix-en-Provence, has over 50 years’ experience in the high-end optics used in the space sector as well as a number of other high-tech industries.
For years, globalization has meant the steady migration of production plants and the associated jobs from Europe to low wage economies in developing countries. Now a reverse in this trend is becoming noticeable. For companies such as ICF & Welko S.p.A., which specializes in the production of process engineering plants for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, this development means the opportunity to focus on markets somewhat closer to home.
In January 2015, a truck fire in the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France caused a traffic jam on both sides of the tunnel. After the train stopped at a security stop, the fire-fighting system was activated and extinguished the fire immediately, and the 42 passengers on the train were evacuated without incident. The reliable function of the fire-fighting system is based on actuators tailor-made by the German company PS Automation GmbH. Widely used across Europe, PS actuators have proven their effectiveness above all in critical situations.
In the retail sector, first impressions count, which is why such emphasis is placed on getting store layout and appearance right. Shopfitting is the area of expertise of Raboud Group SA in Switzerland. The company has more than than 30 years of experience in the field of general layout design and the construction of shop interiors and exhibition stands. The family company is active on behalf of clients throughout the world and is headed today by the founder’s two sons and Commercial Director Thierry Coutaz.
Italy’s building and construction industry makes up around 5% of the country’s GDP. The industry was deeply affected by the economic downturn in recent years; however, now there are signs of recovery. It seems that the recession has bottomed out. According to the Italian Statistics Institute, the economy is forecast to grow 1% in 2016. This is good news for companies such as Impresa Ing. Galbiati SpA. For more than 125 years, the family business has deeply influenced the building landscape in Lombardy.
Worldwide, carriers and enterprises are increasingly switching to IP-based communications that will successively be replacing conventional network infrastructures in the next years. The new technology not only saves operating costs, it also enables offering value-added IP services with higher margins that seamlessly integrate voice, data and multimedia communications. A global leader in equipment and services for migrating to IP and enabling today’s and tomorrow’s value over IP solutions is Patton. The US based Group, whose European head office is in Switzerland, is all about connections between different worlds of communication technologies.
The development of successful software depends on the coordination of different aspects and sometimes conflicting interests. G.I.B Gesellschaft für Information und Bildung mbH from Siegen, Germany, employs specialists from diverse professions to develop software for logistic process control. Experienced logistics experts, economists, information scientists, engineers and developers create the “good vibrations” that ensure good customer relations. The company’s premium product G.I.B Dispo-Cockpit is favoured by logistic firms in Europe, the USA and the Far East – and is part of a success story that is being continued.
Anyone can provide existing solutions. But when you are making something pure the challenge is in making something new every time. This challenge is met every day by Denmark-based LESNI A/S, a company providing sophisticated air purification systems that use variation of thermal oxidation to remove toxic gases from the air. With an in-house engineering team and its own maintenance division, LESNI brings turn-key solutions to its clients’ specifications – offering a breath of fresh air to its customers and to the world.
Imagine working for a company where Mondays are something to look forward to rather than something to dread. This is the reality for the employees of the Vincit Group Oyj. Being voted Best Workplace in Europe in 2016 has created a lot of buzz around this self-described generalist company. Creating stunning designs and visualizations, developing exceptional software, and providing efficient management consultancy services are what this unique firm offers to its varied clientele. If you want to do things differently and do them better, work with the Vincit Group on your next project.
There may be disagreement amongst experts about when exactly peak oil will be reached but one thing is certain – the end is in sight for the cheap oil era. After a decade in which oil prices have fluctuated wildly and are now on the rise again, many sectors are looking at more sustainable alternatives. PURAGLOBE Inc. is the exclusive provider of UOP HyLube™ and HyLubeSAT™ process technology, which it uses to develop innovative, sustainable base oil products from used oil. Thanks to this technology, it is the only provider worldwide of sustainable Group III base oils made from used oil. In Germany it is represented by its subsidiary, PURAGLOBE Holding GmbH.
Increasing life expectancy, demographic developments and medical progress have all contributed to the fact that people are becoming older. Mobility aids such as walkers, rollators and scooters can help them maintain their mobility and independency. Technical aids for physically challenged people are the focus of TOPRO GmbH based in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany. The company distributes premium mobility aids such as the Troja rollator, which is considered the best in its class. Based on its experience and knowledge, the company has been continuously working on expanding its portfolio of products.
Good and well-qualified staff – it seems that every company aims for this clearly defined objective. Sometimes, companies require assistance from a specialist in modern personnel management who knows how best to recruit and employ the right staff. For almost ten years now, CON-LOG Logistics und Consulting GmbH has been the partner of choice when it comes to personal leasing and the procurement of specialists. Today, the company focuses on Germany and Poland in particular, offering tailor-made staff solutions to the automotive industry and other commercial and industrial sectors.
In the past decade, many European companies have experienced the enormous potential the Indian subcontinent offers to new business relationships between Europe and India. With market growth of 7 to 8% and a population of more than 1.3 billion people, India has become a rapidly developing market with a huge potential for foreign companies. However, European entrepreneurs require a negotiator and an experienced partner to make the most of their growing business relationships in India. Now, EMDI Europe S.A. has expanded its portfolio and has been providing sound consultancy services to facilitate business partnerships between the EU and India, particularly among SMEs.
“The future of mobility is electric,” says Mads Bundgård Harder-Lauridsen, Head of Business Development at Clever A/S. Convinced of the future potential, the Copenhagen-based company is engaged in making the future come true with smart solutions for fast and flexible charging systems.
We are long past the days of ‘Mad Men’ – when it was socially acceptable to smoke in every office, home and restaurant. With the advent of stricter non-smoking laws to protect bystanders, smokers were forced outdoors. Electronic cigarettes and ‘vaping’ have entered the scene, offering a healthier alternative to conventional tobacco products, and FlavourArt srl provides the perfect accessories. The Italian company produces flavours for e-cigarettes, making smoking tasteful again. Massimiliano Mancini, CEO and Founder of FlavourArt, believes vaping is the future of smoking, and his company is primed to serve this growing market.
Lipstick bucks the trend. In difficult times, women tend to buy more of it since it is an affordable indulgence. Lipstick is one of the most important items in a woman’s handbag, and in decorative cosmetics it is the declared consumer favourite. Lipstick simply cheers up. Weckerle, headquartered in Weilheim, Germany, knows everything about the scientifically proven lipstick effect. The German company is a much-sought-after partner in terms of stick and tube filling machine manufacturing. Additionally, Weckerle ranks among the top leaders of contract manufacturers for colour cosmetics; two business fields perfectly complementing each other.