According to Forbes magazine, it is one of the 100 most innovative companies. Fortune magazine calls it ‘the most innovative company in China’. It ranks among the top 500 enterprises in China, is not only the most iconic brand in China’s construction machinery industry but also one of Asia’s top 50 brands, the winner of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and the State Technological Innovation Award. SANY, the repeat award-winning Chinese company, established its European headquarters in a tiny German village close to Cologne. In Bedburg, SANY Europe GmbH is keen to rock the market with advanced excavators and port machinery by focusing on quality without compromise.
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.
Snow chains are designed to provide traction on snowy roads or slushy ground. They are used with cars, buses, trucks, forestry machinery and – occasionally – even on a Formula 1 racing car. In January, Red Bull organized a show run on a ski slope in Kitzbühel. The Formula 1 team chose the Austrian chain manufacturer pewag Schneeketten GmbH as its partner for this spectacular event because of its snow chains’ excellent quality and performance under all conditions, including snow-covered mountains.
The European construction equipment industry has fluctuated in the past several years. However, sales in equipment have gone up recently due to increases in construction projects all over Europe. Demand for machines, both old and new, is high, and new research is being conducted to design more technologically advanced and environmentally friendly machines. Volvo Entreprenørmaskiner A/S is one of the leading innovators and construction equipment sellers in Denmark and has kept up with the pace of this ever-growing industry.