For nearly 20 years, Webcom a.s. has been delivering efficient, creative, personalized IT-based business solutions to companies in Eastern Europe. A broad platform of ERP and CRM-focused services enable Webcom to reach a wide range of industries, including retail, medical and automotive. As a result of its 2015 acquisition by Konica Minolta Business Solutions, the Prague-based company has been able to further expand its resources and client base. Always keeping people at the heart of its business, Webcom places its customers first by propelling them into the future through the integration of advanced, user-friendly products.
Recruitment is rarely an easy task for companies. Temp agencies can provide relief if the employee is needed for only a short time, but to whom do companies turn when they have to replace someone from the management team? When a vacancy cannot be filled, companies call on BRAINFORCE AG for their interim management needs. In Germany, the international group is represented by BRAINFORCE (Deutschland) GmbH.
There is much more to laboratories than meets the eye. Beyond the chemicals or materials with which the labs will be working, they require equipment ranging from basic test tubes, petri dishes and beakers to high-tech research and diagnostic machines. Most people would expect to work with numerous suppliers to cover such a broad spectrum of needs, but there is one company that can do it all: Agilent Technologies.
Polymers and resins are so ubiquitous in everyday life that most people do not even recognize their presence. From paint to electronics to paper and automotive, materials engineers apply polymers to different products to alter their properties, for instance to change their temperature sensitivity, water solubility or transparency. Polyscope Polymers BV based in the Dutch city of Geleen is the world’s number one when it comes to polymers, compounds and solutions, and the research, development and production of SMA copolymers. Founded just ten years ago, the company plans to expand its knowledge and thus its leading position.
Whether a business ships products by land, sea or air, logistics can be a nightmare if handled inefficiently. This is especially true when products have to move in more challenging environments. Dennis Maritime Oy Ltd, based in Finland, helps its customers ship by sea as hassle-free as possible.
A barrel pump is used to empty barrels and other containers safely and efficiently. The global market leader in this technology – and a recognized pioneer – is FLUX. 65 years ago, the German-based company was the first to design and manufacture its own barrel pumps in Germany. Today, the group is a global player with the right pump for every application.
The world’s great metropoles continue to grow at dizzying speed. New and refurbished buildings are spilling out into the suburbs and stretching up high into the clouds, and the urban infrastructure of our cities is in constant need of modernization and reconstruction. Whether hospitals or traffic systems, the air we breathe or the water we drink, innovation is crucial to developing the cities of the future. Sdiptech AB identifies and acquires the best entrepreneur-led companies in profitable niche markets and supports them in delivering the urban infrastructures that will lead us into the next century.
In the pharmaceutical world, the need for milled active ingredients is rising in the search for new and effective drugs. Micronization is the key word, and one of the global leaders in micronization processes is the Swiss-based Micro-Macinazione SA. Its long-standing experience in engineering and micronization services makes the company stand out in the market. Its two-fold approach of combining services and products for micronization differentiates the company internationally. In addition, its engineering competence supports the clear focus on customized services to the pharmaceutical industry.
Today, all industries are subject to several macroeconomic trends at the same time. Amongst others, globalization, digital transformation and energy efficiency have become key words for companies of all sizes and industries. The producing industries especially have to rethink their processes and structures in order to ensure long-term competitiveness. The mobility-driven industries are constantly trying to increase their degree of automation, reduce the weight of their products and components, and move towards energy-friendly production. xperion aerospace GmbH, based in Immenstaad, Germany, is a specialist in the development and manufacture of products made of fiber-reinforced compound materials for the aviation and aerospace industry. Drawing on profound know-how in CFRP components and continuous compression moulding (CCM), the company is ready to transfer its know-how to other industries. CEO Dr. Jörg Kariger sees xperion entering a new dimension in the near future.
At the beginning of this year, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) passed their new Energy Strategy 2050. Vice President Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced investments of around 153 billion EUR into renewable energy projects, energy efficiency and the traffic infrastructure until 2050. According to the new strategy, the share of the renewable energy forms is planned to increase from currently 25% up to 50%. The Dubai Emirate is particularly ambitious. It aims to source around 75% of the needed energy from renewable resources until 2050. The Solardirekt Energy GmbH & Co. KG from Rheine in Germany is a leading manufacturer of sustainable assembly systems for photovoltaic plants. Thanks to its innovative solutions which are easy to handle and made of recyclable plastic, the company is enjoying increasing demand from the UAE.
Its products are used by the military, the police, security authorities and oil companies all over the world. Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH is a global market and technology leader in remote-controlled robots for explosive ordnance disposal applications and other dangerous work where distance is safety. Since 2016, the company has had its own branch operation in the United States to meet the high demand.
Building automation technology has become much more prevalent in recent years, and automated systems can be found in a growing number of private homes where they are installed to remotely operate gates, garage doors, awnings and blinds as well as wireless alarm systems. One of the leading suppliers of products for the home automation market is the Italian company Nice S.p.A. It generates global sales of more than 229 million EUR and operates in more than 100 national markets around the world. In the French market, it is represented by the sales subsidiary Nice France.
‘Made in Switzerland’ is a quality seal that is acknowledged worldwide. Switzerland is well-known across the globe for its precision work and its handcraft skills. The Swiss watchmaking industry especially is a synonym for state-of-the-art watchmaking technology united with traditional mechanics and top design. Schwarz Etienne SA from La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland specializes in watch manufacturing, covering the whole manufacturing process in-house. In the coming years, the company aims to add several functions to the timepieces.
It is truly an ambitious objective that Nickl & Partner Architekten AG in Munich has been pursuing for years. The architects have long been committed to creating empowering living environments that serve the health and science sectors. The company’s plans and projects for hospitals, healthcare facilities and scientific institutions have set new benchmarks in the architectural world. A long list of awards and honours is the reward for Nickl & Partner’s commitment and passion in design and architecture.
Canned tuna is a popular delicacy and can be used for sandwiches, salads, casseroles and a wide range of other dishes. The Jealsa Rianxeira Group is the leading manufacturer of canned tuna in Spain and the second in Europe. With Mare Aperto Food s.r.l., Jealsa has conquered the Italian market. Using a new brand, an innovative marketing approach and delicious new products, Mare Aperto Food s.r.l. based in Genoa has managed to become one of the four most successful brands in Italy.
Beauty has a lot to do with science. This is why Sephora, a global leader in beauty retailing, has created the Science of Sephora. The system ensures that all Sephora beauty consultants are experts in skin types and physiology, application methods, makeup techniques and – last but not least – customer service. In the Czech Republic, Sephora has pursued its science-based approach since 2002 – with constantly growing success.
Ask anyone on the street what they associate with the Nordic countries, and the word ‘Vikings’ is bound to come up. While these seafarers were known for their raids, there are also many positive traits connected with them, such as their strength and their savvy in trade. The company Carmo A/S is a modern Viking. The Danish company builds on the strengths of its heritage while maintaining a global perspective in trading its injection-moulded plastic and PVC components.
Where space is limited, the conversion of attics is the ideal solution. What is more, the rooms “under the roof,” with their sloped ceilings, have a particularly homely atmosphere – provided they are equipped with windows that admit plenty of light and fresh air. Roto is the world market leader where tilt & turn fittings are concerned and continues to develop solutions that yield maximum benefits for window installers and users. Roto střešní okna s.r.o. in Prague is the group’s base in Southeastern Europe and shares its commitment to excellent quality, professional design and superior technology.
It began as a collection of pre-war tin toys gathering dust in attics and cellars; thanks to the dream and passion of its owner, Hans-Peter Porsche, the toys became the basis of an amazing exhibition with a difference. Located in Anger-Aufham in south-eastern Germany between Munich and Salzburg and operated by Hohensalzburg Spielzeug und Modell GmbH, the TraumWerk, or dream factory, offers an exciting and unique experience to families and business visitors alike.
The human body is a very complicated construct, one whose mysteries are still not completely discovered. Keeping this construct working as well as possible, rescuing patients not just from death but also from a life in pain, is the difficult task of every hospital. For a lot of ailments though, some of them are better equipped to deal with the problem than others, because they employ doctors, who are the best in their field, equipped with unique experiences and extensive know-how. Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital is specialized in everything relating to bones, spines and especially joints. Founded by the Austrian and Hungarian empire in 1909 it has become an expert in its field, and one of the leaders in the diagnostics of prosthetic joint infections.