The tradition of honouring Klingelnberg employees for their many years of service continued as always in 2020. The service anniversary awards took place in small groups, with management expressing its thanks to each employee. The official ceremony, which normally takes place at the beginning of the year, will be held at a later date.
In total, the Klingelnberg management honoured twelve employees for their 25 years of service and five employees for their 40 years of service to the company. Another four honorees were even able to look back on 50 years of at the company.
“We are extremely proud to be able to present no less than four awards for over 50 years of service to the company. Such long-term loyalty is not something we can take for granted in this day and age,” says Martin Boelter, COO of the KLINGELNBERG Group.
Christoph Küster, CFO of the KLINGELNBERG Group, adds: “A big thank-you to all our colleagues for their commitment and dedication over the years. With their technical expertise, our employees have played a substantial role in making us a leading company in the gear industry. At the same time, the broad range of professional fields at our company shows just how much combined know-how there is in mechanical engineering.”
In 2020, Klingelnberg addressed the big trends, including Industry 4.0, automation and electric drive concepts. New developments and advancements in particular machine and software components attest to Klingelnberg’s proven innovative strength as a system supplier that knows how to set standards with new technologies, ultra-efficient production processes and Industry 4.0-capable complete solutions.
Already a winner of the prestigious Best of Industry Award 2018 for its Cyberphysical Production System in the Industry 4.0 category, Klingelnberg succeeded again this year in winning over trade journal MM Maschinenmarkt’s jury of experts for the Best of Industry Award 2020. There was an online reader vote, which accounted for 50 percent of the judging process, before the jury selected the winner. Only select prize-winning industrial products were eligible for the nomination. Klingelnberg was among the lucky winners, receiving accolades in the MeasuringTechnology category for its Complete Measurement in a Single Stage – Done-in-One solution.
In addition, due to the large number of cancelled exhibitions in 2020, Klingelnberg took the initiative of launching its own WebSeminar series. Experts gave talks on a broad range of topics in the areas of measuring technology, cylindrical gears, and bevel gears. There was tremendous interest in the 60-minute live sessions, providing Klingelnberg the opportunity to welcome participants from all over the world.
Founded in 1863, the machine manufacturing firm Klingelnberg is one of the leading companies in the gear industry. Thanks to numerous innovations in the areas of calculation, production, and measuring technology, Klingelnberg considers itself a leader in this industry. With its acquisition of Höfler Maschinenbau GmbH’s core business in 2012, Klingelnberg added machines for machining cylindrical gears to its range of products, reinforcing its position as an integrated systems provider.
Headquartered in Zurich, the machine manufacturing firm currently develops and manufactures at its sites in Zurich, Hückeswagen and Ettlingen. The company also maintains a presence with sales and service offices and numerous marketing agents all over the world. Klingelnberg solutions are used in the automotive, commercial vehicle, and aviation industries, as well as in shipbuilding, the wind power industry, and the general transmission manufacturing industry. Applicationsrange from vehicle drives, aircraft turbine engines and cement mill gear units to drive systems for ships and oil rigs.
With over 200 patent grants, the company continuously demonstrates its capacity for innovation. Above and beyond this, its 14001 certification and participation in the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative give credence to the company’s sustainable, environmentally sound business practices.
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