With major steps towards Industry 4.0 – Hainbuch receives award from Allianz Industry 4.0 from the State of Baden-Württemberg
The two buzzwords »Industry« and »4.0« are now everywhere and they have become a major part of media offerings. In the areas of technical progress, digitalization and the networking of manufacturing, Hainbuch plays a leading role. Some years ago, with programming tools, Hainbuch took its first steps in the direction of remote access to manufacturing data. And thus provided greater transparency and dispensed with process steps via direct output of drawings. But recently Hainbuch has implemented two production solutions, i.e. network solutions that have been honored by the Allianz Industry 4.0 Baden-Württemberg organization with the award »100 locations with Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg«.
Crowned with an award
Last Wednesday, State Secretary Peter Hofelich honored the winners of the third round in the »100 Locations with Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg« competition. A total of 21 companies have successfully implemented Industry 4.0 in their day-to-day work and they have received awards. Hainbuch had two solutions on hand. Not only do they offer significant savings to the clamping device manufacturer, but also to the customers who benefit from these solutions. »
The third round of the competition also shows that Baden-Württemberg’s small and medium-sized businesses are getting better and better in the areas of Industry 4.0 and Digitalization. The State Baden-Württemberg is a strong location for innovation and business. The prize should make good ideas even better known and should also motivate other companies and institutions to become active in Industry 4.0«, stated State Secretary Peter Hofelich. »The solutions that have been introduced show: that Baden-Württemberg companies are playing a key role in the context of Industry 4.0«, emphasized Dr. Dietrich Birk, CEO of the VDMA Baden-Württemberg State Association »The numerous applications confirm that our companies are driving digitalization forward with major efforts.
Machinery and engineering suppliers are the major resources for intelligent investments of innovative technology. HAINBUCH GmbH · SPANNENDE TECHNIK Sitz der Gesellschaft / Headquarters: Erdmannhäuser Strasse 57 · 71672 Marbach · Germany Register-Gericht / Registration office: Stuttgart HRB 310118 Geschäftsführer / CEO: Gerhard Rall · Hans-Michael Weller · Sylvia Rall Page 2 of 2 Press release Allianz Industry 4.0 Baden-Württemberg
The Allianz Industry 4.0 was founded by the initiative of Nils Schmid Minister of Finance and Economy. The objective of the Alliance is to bundle the competences of production technology, as well as communication technology, to network all essential players, and to accompany the industrial small medium-sized business in a support role towards Industry 4.0 through innovative transfer offerings. Presiding spokesmen of the Allianz Industry 4.0 BadenWürttemberg are Dr. Manfred Wittenstein [Supervisory Board of Wittenstein AG] and Professor Thomas Bauernhansl [Institute Director of Fraunhofer IPA].
About Hainbuch America
Founded in 1951 by Frida and Wilhelm Hainbuch, HAINBUCH GMBH has a long history of innovation beginning with the original quick change collet system, first patented in the USA in 1980. This invention has now been copied many times and is the de facto industry standard. Today, HAINBUCH boasts over 150 patents worldwide and continues to revolutionize the field of precise, adaptable and quick change collet chucks.
HAINBUCH America traces its beginnings to 1997 when the parent company opened its first sales office in suburban Milwaukee with Welge Machine Tool Corporation to market its line of modular, quick change chucks.
In the year 2006 HAINBUCH rebranded itself »HAINBUCH America« and appointed Jürgen Bettray as President. The company continued to develop a reputation as an innovator in quick change OD and ID workholding solutions for the rapidly growing CNC lathe and CNC milling machine markets.
Not content to remain solely an importer of finished CNC workholding solutions, in 2010 Hank Kohl was hired as the new President for HAINBUCH America. Under Mr. Kohl’s leadership, HAINBUCH America began to engineer, manufacture and service HAINBUCH’s modular chuck systems.
This led HAINBUCH America to move into its new 14,000 square foot manufacturing facility in late 2012. Located in the aptly named Milwaukee suburb of Germantown, the new plant houses HAINBUCH America’s growing team of inside sales representatives, engineering, and manufacturing.
Together with our colleagues in Marbach, Germany, HAINBUCH America has the capability to assist North American customers in collaborating on special application designs, engineered workholding solutions and the full manufacture of products designed to fit their needs. Our regional sales managers, supported by our Wisconsin based Inside Sales and Service support team, stand ready to assist customers with their most challenging applications.
For more information, visit www.hainbuchamerica.com.