HERE+NOW.IMPULSE MAGAZINE /// 01/2015

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Saxony-Anhalt as a provider of systems for the intelligent management of resources and energy

Saxony-Anhalt is one of Germany’s leading states in the use of renewable energies, and currently stands out with its technological edge in renewable energy systems. In its combination of intelligent information and communication technology (ICT) applications and innovative mechanical engineering, Saxony-Anhalt offers pioneering system solutions.

In the first “HERE + Now” impulse magazine, you will find out why it is HERE that engineers have the best systems.

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN SAXONY-ANHALT

HERE +NOW.

IMPULSE MAGAZINE

01 /// 2015

www.invest-in-saxony-anhalt.com

INTERNATIONALISATION

Making successful use of global

markets

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Creating competitive advantages

with networking

INNOVATION

Achieving success with the

expertise and the right ideas


CONTENTS

1

EDITORIAL

MARKET OF THE FUTURE

ENERGY, ENGINEERING AND

PLANT CONSTRUCTION,

RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY

3

PROFESSION

SUCCESSFUL TO THEIR CORE

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

FIRM LAEMPE UND MÖSSNER

IS AT HOME ALL OVER THE

WORLD

10

POTENTIAL

FRICTION WELDING

PROCESSES 4.0

12

POTENTIAL

THE POWER OF

MEASUREMENTS

15

START-UP

SUCCESSFUL START-UPS

FROM SAXONY-ANHALT

19

RELATION

THE BEST DESIGN

PLANT ENGINEERS AND

CREATIVE MINDS WORK

TOGETHER IN HALLE (SAALE)

23

HIT EXPORT

TAKING THE FIGHT TO

COMPUTER VIRUSES

HERE

FUTURE IS STRATEGY.

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8

14

16

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PRINCIPLES

THE FUTURE IS HAPPENING HERE AND NOW

POTENTIAL

STRONGLY LINKED

FUTURE

DRIVING FORCE AND KEY FACTOR

B R E A K T H R O U G H

IMPLEMENTING TRENDS, LEADING MARKETS

K E Y F I G U R E S

SUCCESS IN NUMBERS

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P O D I U M

CONTACTS: EXPERTISE IN RESEARCH AND

NETWORKS

WAYS AND MEANS

INNOVATION AS A KEY FOR

COMPETITIVENESS

WINNERS

INNOVATIVE SUCCESS STORIES

ENCORE

Publisher’s imprint

Saxony-Anhalt as a provider of systems for the intelligent

management of resources and energy

Saxony-Anhalt is one of Germany’s leading states in the

use of renewable energies, and currently stands out with

its technological edge in renewable energy systems. In its

combination of intelligent information and communication

technology (ICT) applications and innovative mechanical

engineering, Saxony-Anhalt offers pioneering system

solutions.

In the first “HERE + NOW” impulse magazine, you will

find out why it is HERE that engineers have the best systems

engineers have the best equipment.


PRINCIPLES

THE FUTURE IS

HAPPENING

HERE AND NOW

2 3 MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY : PROFESSION

SUCCESSFUL

TO THEIR CORE

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

FIRM LAEMPE & MÖSSNER IS AT

HOME ALL OVER THE WORLD

With its Regional Innovation Strategy

2014 – 2020 (RIS), Saxony-Anhalt is

setting its future path and establishing

itself as an innovative location

for research, development and business in Europe.

One of its key components is the leading market

of energy, mechanical and plant engineering, and

resource efficiency.

According to the RIS, intelligent, integrated and

sustainable economic regions should develop in

Europe. What is the goal of the RIS in Saxony-

Anhalt?

DORRIT KOEBCKE-FRIEDRICH: The economy is set

to change even more rapidly in the future. We need

to support our businesses by placing an ever greater

focus on innovation and sustainability. In this

respect, Saxony-Anhalt has defined five markets of

the future which arise from our economic structure.

One is the market of energy, mechanical and

plant engineering, and resource efficiency.

Why do energy efficiency and mechanical and

plant engineering go together?

ANDREA VOSS: On the one hand, mechanical and

plant engineering firms such as Enercon are providing

energy production technology. On the other hand,

the customers of the mechanical engineering firms

are also demanding energy efficient products. Also,

the actual energy consumption of the manufacturing

businesses themselves is naturally of considerable

importance. Therefore, it makes sense to bring

these areas of expertise together. They are further

supple mented by the loop economy and resource

efficiency.

ANDREA VOSS

Senior Manager, Investment

and Marketing Corporation

Saxony-Anhalt (IMG)

DORRIT KOEBCKE-FRIEDRICH

Senior Manager, Investment

and Marketing Corpo ration

Saxony-Anhalt (IMG)

Where do the strengths of Saxony-Anhalt lie?

DORRIT KOEBCKE-FRIEDRICH: Here in Saxony-

Anhalt, we produce more energy than we use. Our

local businesses sell excellent products that they

make with the use of innovative technology. Research

institutes in the areas of energy, automation, material

economics and the loop economy provide the

possibility of entrepreneurial innovations.

What role does IMG play in the implementation of

the regional innovation strategy?

ANDREA VOSS: The Investment and Marketing

Corporation Saxony-Anhalt (IMG) is the pilot, as it

were, which guides the businesses that come to

Saxony-Anhalt. We provide advice on site selection

and the networking between the partners.

partners. Our service relates to the creation of jobs

and the settlement of industrial companies, which

strengthen the value added chain in the federal

state. IMG helps to forge networks between the

businesses and the research institute in the federal

state, for example.

DORRIT KOEBCKE-FRIEDRICH: New ideas from the

areas of research and development in the federal

state also support the approach of attracting

global companies to Saxony Anhalt, such as US

Engineering AG of Switzerland. And we are also

supporting com panies from Saxony-Anhalt, such

as AV-TEST and Gollmann Kommissioniersysteme

(order picking sys tems), with their plans for growth

and internationalisation.

Networking and intelligent management

throughout the core shop: Laempe & Mössner

stands for complete solutions – from the

installation to the spare part.


PROFESSION : MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY

4 5

PROFESSION

Key factor of internationalisation: Systems

from Laempe & Mössner GmbH are in

demand all over the world.


PROFESSION : MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY 6 7 PROFESSION

Precision systems:

the LFB series automatic

core shooting machines

Laempe & Mössner are world market leaders in the

production of core shop technologies. The focus

lies also on the networking and intelligent control

throughout the core shop.

Andreas Mössner is a hands-on businessman. Everything

seems to say it. His neat suit, his confident handshake, his

clearly arranged office. An app tells him how much extra

time he's gained since stopping smoking and cutting out

cigarette breaks. Time to live? More like time to work! As

the Managing Director of Laempe & Mössner GmbH, the

35-year-old’s schedule is pretty much full: his company sells

its products on five continents – and is expanding.

THE MECHANICAL AND PLANT

ENGINEERING COMPANY IS THE

WORLD MARKET LEADER in the

production of core shop technology

for foundries. In this respect,

the company has become a popular

partner to the automotive industry,

to rail carriage construction,

and to manufacturers of ship

engines, pumps and fittings. “For

our customers, we construct

machinery that makes cores,”

explains Mössner. These cores,

which consist of a hardened sand

mixture, function as place-holders

for the subsequent cavities in the

casting moulds. “The cores disappear

after the casting, leaving

sophisticated internal geometries

behind.” Cylinder heads, engine

and hydraulic units are just some

examples of the cast parts of this

kind.

THE RANGE OF PRODUCTS OF-

FERED BY LAEMPE & MÖSSNER

also includes – addition to the

core shooting – gassing units

which support the hardening of

the cores. The offering is rounded

off with sand mixers, sand preparation

systems and robot-supported

after-treatment solutions

for cores, for the de-bur ring of

the cores, for example. “And we

also oversee the networking

and intelligent management of

the entire core shop,” explains

Mössner. The company stands for

complete solutions: its employees

not only make and deliver the

machines, they also install them

at the customer’s premises, service

them and manufacture spare

parts. “Our strength is our support,

which is valued highly all over the

world,” says Mössner decisively.

Mössner views internationalisation

to be the key success factor. The

company has employees in offices

all over the world as well as a network

of 25 sales and service partners.

Mössner explains that he favours

local partners, particularly in places

where the local culture differs

markedly from the European

approach. “Take the plain speaking

that everyone here in Germany

likes. People in Asia can find that

really off-putting.” Mössner, who

studied industrial engineering,

previously lived in China for a

while with his wife, where he

developed a sales office. “Our

entire team there is Chinese. We

are now working on enabling our

colleagues there to carry out all of

their tech nical, support and sales

tasks more

independently than before.”

THE HIGH “MADE IN SAXONY-

ANHALT” QUALITY is also popular

in the USA, where the durability

of the machinery as well as their

efficiency, precision and reliability

are all valued. The good customer

references says Mössner, not

without a little pride, have helped

the company to develop its sales

activities in additional markets in

Asia and South America.

Even though Mössner will always

feel loyal to his home town of

Munich, he strongly recommends

Saxony-Anhalt to every entrepreneur:

“Those with an idea are taken

seriously – and supported.” Just

one email to the Otto von Guericke

University Magdeburg proved

enough: students and engineers

are now carrying out research

with engineers from Laempe

& Mössner into an approach for

the virtual simulation of mixing

processes.

www.laempe.com

FACTS

DIPL.-ING. Hans-Joachim Laempe

founded his company in the Black

Forest in the year 1980. In 1995,

he built a 15,000 qm factory

workshop which is home to the

construction of core machines for

foundries. It is also the home of

the administrative offices.

THE COMPANY'S ANNUAL

TURNOVER is 65 million Euros,

and the business has 300 employees.

Laempe & Mössner now

has some 20,000 supported systems

worldwide and customers

throughout Europe, and also

in China, the USA, India, Brazil,

Mexico and Australia.


POTENTIAL

8 9 POTENTIAL

STRONGLY

LINKED

NETWORKING OF SCIENCE AND

BUSINESS IN SAXONY-ANHALT

INNOVATIONS are the driving force for

dynamic and sustainable development, and therefore

a key success factor for businesses. Innovative companies

grow more quickly and are more successful over

the long term. Innovations can only advance effectively

in partnership, however.

This is an area in which Saxony-Anhalt is exemplary:

here, effective and practically-oriented networking

between the worlds of science and business has a

long tradition.


POTENTIAL : MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY

10 11 POTENTIAL

WHY KNOWLEDGE

TRANSFER?

GERALD LANGER

Managing Director,

IFA–Technologies GmbH

WHY KNOWLEDGE

TRANSFER?

PROFESSOR DR.-ING.

JENS STRACKELJAN

Rector of the Otto von Guericke

University Magdeburg

“The IFA Rotorion

Group, which

employs 2,200 people

worldwide, is the European

market leader for

the manufacturing of

drive shafts. We want

to stand out from our

competitors through

innovations and systemsbased

expertise. With

precise simulation software,

we can optimise

processes, increase the

productivity of existing

systems and further

develop proprietary

know-how. This means

that participating in this

project is of importance

for the new alignment

of our company.”

FRICTION

WELDING

PROCESSES 4.0

Rotational friction welding is a highly productive

process for connecting an exceptional variety of

components together. A sophisticated process with

s everal influencing factors.

THE DEVELOPMENT of new components

for the automotive industry

for example, starting from the

drawing board and through to the

prototypes, has traditionally been

a complicated and high-cost task.

With a software package for process

simulation which has been

developed at the Otto von Guericke

University Magdeburg (OvGU),

scientists, engineers and business

owners from Saxony-Anhalt want

to optimise the process of friction

welding.

“If one of my best scientific staff

approaches me with a good idea,

I feel I have no choice but to put

it to use,” emphasizes Professor

Dr. Ing. Jens Strackeljan, Rector of

the OvGU Magdeburg, discussing

his motivation for supporting the

project. The Professor is talking

about David Schmicker, who chose

to complete his dissertation on

the topic of “A holistic approach on

the simulation of Rotary Friction

Welding.” His goal is to develop a

simulation software which can depict

the friction welding processes

at the highest level of precision. It

is an innovation which would also

result in a clear improvement for

industrial businesses.

Comparing simulations and

reality for rotational friction

welding.

Sophisticated and high-cost

development processes could

therefore be shaped so that they

are considerably more effective

from both the temporal and

financial perspectives. Gerald

Langer, the Managing Director of

IFA Technologies GmbH, has also

recognised the potential: “In the

area of manufacturing, optimised

processes are of decisive importance

for the market viability.” In

the future, the European market

leader for drive shafts wants to

focus more strongly on the areas

of innovation and system expertise.

With the motto of “GO IFA”,

achieving a stronger differentiation

from the competition is being

pursued, with the ambitious

goal of achieving further better-than-average

rates of growth

over the coming years. “That's

a good enough reason to participate

in this project and help

shape the transfer from theory to

practice,” says Langer.

The project clearly demonstrates

THE EFFECTIVE and close networking

between the worlds of

science and business in Saxony

Anhalt. The necessary research

was completed in the course of

the scientific work at the OvGU in

Magdeburg, and the virtual RFW

software was created. The success

story stands out due to its short

distances, the close collaboration

between the research institutes

and the world of industry, and the

concerted action to strengthen

the locations in Saxony-Anhalt.

www.ovgu.de

ifa-group.com/en/

“The idea came

from doctoral

student David Schmicker,

who recognised the requirements

on location

and has the necessary

expertise for a successful

implementation. I can

see an excellent opportunity

for Saxony-Anhalt

and its businesses for

gaining a favourable

position in terms of the

interna tional competition.

I view our universities

as being a regional

engine for development,

to which we are providing

a key contribution

with the research work

of David Schmicker.

Work like this is of high

strategic importance for

the university and the

country.”


POTENTIAL : MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY

12 13 POTENTIAL

HOW DID

YOU HIT

ON THAT?

DIPL.-WIRT.-ING.

MARC KUJATH

The ER-WIN® Office of the

Fraunhofer Institute for

Factory Operation and

Automation IFF, Magdeburg

HOW DID

YOU HIT

ON THAT?

MARTIN ALTROCK

Servicing and Energy

Manager, MTU Reman

Technologies GmbH,

Magdeburg

“The energy transition

and energy

efficiency are topics of

the future for the areas

of research and business.

With the innovation

cluster ER-WIN® – which

(in German) stands for

‘Intelligent, energy and

resource-efficient regional

value added chains

in industry’ – we are

pursuing the vision of

an energy and resourceoptimised

industry park.

In this respect, projects

such as those with MTU

Reman Technologies

GmbH are the first

steps in improving the

understanding of processes

at the company

level and raising awareness

for potential.”

THE POWER OF

MEASUREMENTS

Everyone should try and save electricity. That’s something

that's been known for a long time. As a result of the energy

transition and the continuously increasing rates of competition,

companies are only compatible with the future if they

align their processes on an energy-efficient basis.

FINDING THE RIGHT TECHNIQUES

HERE and tracking down the ener

gy guzzlers is far from easy. The

staff from the ER-WIN® innovation

cluster at the Fraunhofer Institute

for Factory Operation and Automation

IFF in Magdeburg went on

search for them at the company

MTU Reman Technologies GmbH

Magdeburg, and were able to

present some astonishing results.

“We approach things differently

than conventional energy consultants,”

explains Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.

Marc Kujath of ER-WIN®. “On the

basis of a comprehensive approach,

we are able to depict the resource

consumption of entire value added

chains or even individual components.”

In the analysis phase, each

individual machine was verified

and the energy consumption was

mea sured. What is more exciting,

how ever, is the monitoring of the

entire production process, all the

way through to the differentiation

of the components. In this respect,

reconditioning a crank-case at the

individual positions will lead to a

different level of energy consumption

than the reconditioning of a

cylinder head.

For MTU Reman Technologies

GmbH, which develops processes

ER-WIN® identifies “energy guzzlers”:

machines from MTU Reman

Technologies GmbH put to the test

and procedures for the reconditioning

of diesel and gas-powered

engines, this approach has

yielded new knowledge. “Before

this project, we were focusing

on completely different areas of

production as the biggest guzzlers

of energy,” reports Martin

Altrock, Manager of Servicing

and Energy at the company MTU

Reman Technologies GmbH. The

measuring systems that were

already used were only capable

of displaying some point-specific

potential energy savings. By depicting

the energy consumption

for the entire value added chain,

it is now possible to better assess

and manage the sequence of

processes.

In this example, THE CLOSE NET-

WORKING between the worlds

of science and business isn’t only

to be found at the factual level in

this example. The short paths between

the research institutions,

educational colleges and businesses

in Saxony-Anhalt are a clear

advantage for strengthening the

locations in the federal state.

One of the key focal points of the

research work of ER-WIN® is on

achieving a clear practical orientation

and economic feasibility. “It’s

no use to develop attractive visions

which nobody is ultimately

able to afford,” explains Kujath. In

the case of the project with MTU

Reman Technologies GmbH, one

of the results of the collaboration

was that it provided the basis

for the company's certification

according to DIN ISO 50001.

www.iff.fraunhofer.de

www.mtu-online.com

“We have already

implemented a

variety of projects with

the Fraunhofer IFF. Our

dealings with ER-WIN®,

however, first began

through one of the students

that was working

at our company. Their

comprehensive approach

for process optimisation

extends far beyond the

possibilities of our own

measurement systems.

Therefore, gaining such

a detailed depiction of

the energy requirement

in our company was only

possible on the basis of

a research project. We

were surprised by the

results, which have provided

us with some important

impetus for future

projects.”


FUTURE : MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY

14 15 MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY : START-UP

DRIVING FORCE AND KEY FACTOR:

INNOVATIONS FROM SAXONY-ANHALT

SMALL, SMALLER, SUCCESSFUL:

START-UPS FROM SAXONY-ANHALT

“GREEN HYDROGEN” WHICH IS MADE FROM THE WIND AND THE SUN AND IS STORED IN

CAVERNS, POWERS E-CARS AND FINDS USE AS A BASE MATERIAL IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY.

SUCH ARE THE IDEAS OF “HYPOS” | www.hypos-eastgermany.de

These days, those who require hydrogen obtain it from natural gas. Thanks to HYPOS, however, this

dependency has become a thing of the past. With 45 million Euros of funding from the German

federal government, by 2019, a demonstration facility at the Fraunhofer Institute at the chemicals

location of Leuna is to show how hydrogen can be made from alternative energy sources on a large

scale and economical basis. In this way, it should be possible to store green energy independently

of the weather conditions and transport it to the major chemical parks in central Germany via the

existing pipelines.

IN THE FUTURE, ALL SYSTEMS WILL BE NETWORKED IN A SELF-MANAGING PRODUCTION

SYSTEM: AS DIGITALISATION ADVANCES, NOTHING CAN STAND IN THE WAY OF THE INDUSTRY

4.0. TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE, COMPANIES HAVE TO KEEP IN PACE WITH THE TRENDS. |

www.fangmanngroup.com

Then there is demographic change: there is a lack of well-trained specialists. Together with their

contractors, the researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Auto mation

IFF are therefore developing intelligent work systems. The new technical systems should assist

people, relieve their physical efforts and make the work processes more safe. For Fangmann Energy

Services from Salzwedel, for example, the researchers have developed a virtual-interactive training

scenario. In this context, the skilled staff learn how to safely operate a mobile natural gas extraction

installation.

AN ELECTRICITY NETWORK THAT THINKS FOR ITSELF: THAT KNOWS EXACTLY WHEN AND WHE-

RE WHICH ELECTRICITY IS FED IN AND USED AND THEN DECIDES WHICH PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

SHOULD BE SPED UP OR SLOWED DOWN. THAT SAVES EXCESS ENERGY AND MAKES IT AVAILABLE

AT PEAK TIMES. | www.iff.fraunhofer.de

Researchers throughout Europe are working on this network of the future, the so-called “Smart

Grid”. With its research into intelligent networks, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and

Automation IFF in Magdeburg has become established as one of the beacons for scientific research

in Germany.

ENERTAINER ENERGY GMBH

A floating power station: the River

Rider Tandem weighs 10 tonnes and

has a capacity of 4 KW.

Initially conceived as a technology platform

for the miniaturisation of industrial products

in Saxony-Anhalt, TEPROSA GmbH is

now a dynamic technology company.

TEPROSA is taking on a key position between the

worlds of science and industry with fine-tuned

and high-precision techniques for the development

and processing of micro-structures. Its

range of services encompasses laser- and microprocessing,

electro-technical developments as

well as damage and component analyses.

For the high-tech start-up, which was spun off

from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg in

2009, the area of miniaturisation has proven to

have big potential. In this respect, high-precision

laser cutting is the supreme discipline. “Smaller,

finer, better” is the company motto and vision,

all-in-one. | www.teprosa.de

Harnessing hydropower: sustainable and

ecological, decentralised, without the need for

major construction work and even in the places

where there’s only a limited flow velocity – this

is the task that Entertainer Energy GmbH has

set itself. A joint project with future potential.

The “Enertainer” and the “River Rider” are the first

developments of the company Enertainer Energy

GmbH, which was founded in 2011 by five entrepreneurs

from Central Germany. Steel constructors,

control engineers, installation technicans and planners

are combining their strengths to turn the idea

of decentralised hydropower plants into production

maturity. The goal is to make energy generation by

means of hydropower environmentally-friendly and

to open up new fields of business for the individual

partner companies in an important market of the

future. | www.enertainer-energy.de

TEPROSA GMBH

Barely visible to the naked

eye: filigree and high-tech

miniaturisation.


BREAKTHROUGH : MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY

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MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY : KEY FIGURES

IMPLEMENTING TRENDS, LEADING MARKETS:

TECHNOLOGY FROM SAXONY-ANHALT

PM TEC ROLLS & COVERS

As smooth as a mirror and exceptionally

precise: PM TEC Rolls &

Covers manufactures precision rolls

which are up to 12 metres in length

and 1.5 metres in diameter.

Innovation and highly qualified specialists –

the recipe that has enabled citim GmbH in

Barleben near Magdeburg to be a sector leader

for more than 15 years. For the manufacturing

of functional components, prototypes and

small series products, citim also relies on

additive manufacturing.

PM TEC Rolls & Covers from Merseburg plans,

designs, manufactures and coats precision

rolls. Together with the University of Applied

Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal, a process for the

production of high-gloss mirror surfaces on

large rolls has now been developed.

To manufacture the precision surfaces of its large

rolls, PM TEC required its own technology platform

for the purpose of polishing and finishing. In just 18

months, a process-safe procedure was developed;

the result of a close, exceptionally well-coordinated

collaboration with the “Innovative Manufacturing

Processes” industrial laboratory at the university. The

researchers have the proof that finishing is usable

as a key technology in a variety of industrial sectors.

Due to the innovative process, PM TEC remains the

market leader. | www.pmtec-rc.de

CITIM GMBH

SUCCESS IN

NUMBERS:

DID YOU

KNOW?

1/4

of engineering graduates

are specialists

with a master’s degree.

With an export rate of 43.4%

in 2015, the mechanical engineering sector was well

above the average of Saxony-Anhalt's industry of

29.1%.

In 2014, 111,000 employees in the

market of the future of energy and

resource efficiency generated some

in turnover.

The foreign sales of the mechanical

engineering companies in

Saxony-Anhalt have increased by

% in the

last five

years.

Euros

In 2015,

companies in

Saxony-Anhalt focus

on the future market

of energy and

resource efficiency.

At least 2,500

engineers are trained and

educated at the universities

in Saxony-Anhalt every year.

3D printing as a process of the future. On the basis

of digital 3D design data, through the depositing and

melting of materials, a component is gradually created

on a layer-by-layer basis. In 2004, citim began using

laser sintering in the field of plastics, which was followed

in 2009 with the field of metals. The customers

– including machinery and equipment manufacturers

– rely on the expertise and know-how of citim

and its commitment to shape visions, to constantly

evolve and to reflect such things in their work. |

www.citim.de

Additive manufacturing of

components on the basis of

3D design data.

In 2012, renewable

energy accounted for

%

of gross electricity

consumption.

9,293million kWh

of green electricity were generated from

renewable energies in Saxony Anhalt.


PODIUM : MARKET OF THE FUTURE ENERGY, ENGINEERING & PLANT CONSTRUCTION, RESSOURCE EFFICIENCY

CONTACTS:

EXPERTISE IN RESEARCH AND NETWORKS

UNIVERSITIES

AND NON-

UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH

ORGANISATIONS

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU): Faculty of

Process and System Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,

Faculty for Plant Construction and Environmental Technology,

Institute for Electrical Energy Systems – Chair for Electrical

Networks and alternative Sources of Electrical Energy, Faculty

of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

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www.vst.ovgu.de | www.fmb.

ovgu.de | www.fvst.ovgu.de/

iaut.html | www.iesy.ovgu.de |

www.ovgu.de/lena/en | www.eit.

ovgu.de

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THE BEST DESIGN

PLANT ENGINEERS AND

CREATIVE MINDS WORK

TOGETHER IN HALLE (SAALE)

RELATION

Max Planck Institute for Dynamic Complex

Technical Systems, Magdeburg

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences,

Institute for Mechanical Engineering

KAT-Centre of Expertise for Engineering Sciences/

Renewable Raw Materials (HS Magdeburg-Stendal)

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and

Automation IFF, Magdeburg

www.mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de

www.hs-magdeburg.de/

hochschule/fachbereiche/iwid/

institut-fuer-maschinenbau

www.hs-magdeburg.de/

forschung/kompetenzzentren/

kat-kompetenzzentrum

www.hs-anhalt.com

www.iff.fraunhofer.de

TRANSFER

AND RESEARCH

CENTRES

ZPVP GmbH (ExFa), Magdeburg

Fraunhofer Centre for Silicon Photovoltaic CSP,

Halle (Saale) and Schkopau

Institute for AutoMobility Expertise – IKAM GmbH,

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Zere e. V. Magdeburg

KAT-Centre of Expertise for Engineering Sciences/

Renewable Raw Materials (HS Magdeburg-Stendal)

www.exfa.de

www.csp.fraunhofer.de

www.ikam-md.de

www.zere-ev.de

www.kat-kompetenznetzwerk.de

CLUSTERS

AND

NETWORKS

Automotive Cluster Saxony-Anhalt

Cluster for Specialist Mechanical and Systems

Engineering in Saxony-Anhalt

Cluster for Regenerative Energy in

Saxony-Anhalt (CEESA)

Cluster for the Loop and Resources Economy

ELISA Electromobility and Lightweight Constructions

in Saxony-Anhalt

www.mahreg.de

www.cluster-smab.de

www.ceesa-org.de

www.cluster-kreislaufressourcenwirtschaft.de

www.elisa-cluster.de

High-tech solutions for pharmacies: Daniel

Gollmann, Managing Director of Gollmann

Kommissioniersysteme GmbH, develops intelligent

picking system solutions together

with a & m creative services.


RELATION

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21

RELATION

There’s no doubt: the automated storage system has to adapt to the

pharmacy – and not the pharmacy to the storage system. That’s why the

company Gollmann Kommissioniersysteme GmbH constructs its GO.compact

picking system in customer-specific widths, lengths and heights.


RELATION 22

23

TAKING THE FIGHT TO

COMPUTER VIRUSES

HIT EXPORT

Putting resources to economical use:

storage logistics in the smallest of space.

The story of the company Gollmann Kommissioniersysteme

GmbH might have been written

in an entrepreneur’s handbook: in just a short

time, a company that “began life in a garage”

has become a respected medium-sized systems

manufacturer. And with its fully automated

shutter cabinet systems for pharmacies, the

Halle-based company has achieved a number

one hit.

JUST 60 SQUARE METRES in the back room of a

neighbourly systems manufacturer, but plenty

of space for ideas – that was the situation when

Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Gollmann founded the company

“Gollmann Kommissioniersysteme GmbH” in 2005

with his Swiss business partner Ivan Zwick in Halle.

Just ten years later, the systems manufacturer delivers

its machines to 13 countries, including Austria

and Switzerland, but also Australia, Italy and Spain.

That the idea got off the ground in the first place

was actually a coincidence and down to a friend of

Gollmann. This friend was working at a pharmacy

where she wanted to automate her medical storage

system. Yet the conventional automated systems

were either too big, too heavy or too expensive.

Daniel Gollmann came up with the solution: why

not use shutter cabinets like those in a library? He

developed a compact model made of lightweight

aluminium with a gripper arm. The same year, the

first automated storage systems were sold – and the

company moved from that back room to the historic

coffee factory buildings in Halle. These days, more

than 100 people work at the headquarters alone.

Daniel Gollmann has always believed in his ideas and

he is open to the knowledge of others. He not only

gathered a team of highly qualified professionals, including

from the fields of research and development,

design, production and sales for his company, he

also brought creative minds on board. The company

a&m creative services is a specialist in 3D visualisation

and makes things visible that are otherwise

hard to describe. "We wanted to show potential

customers what we can do," recalls Daniel Gollmann.

An ideal connection. Both business partners think

outside the box, are prepared to take risks, and develop

targeted solutions. "We knew immediately that

we would be able to benefit from each other," says

Karsten Angermann, one of a&m’s two directors.

A SIGNIFICANT COMPETENCY ADVANTAGE: The

team at a&m creative services draws on several years

of experience – as a manufacturer of CG image and

film material for customers in the automotive and

industrial goods sectors. Its technical thinking in combination

with its creative approach benefits both of

its partner companies. The systems manufacturer

has a clear competitive advantage in the areas of both

marketing and communication. With their powers

of presentation, the creative experts are setting new

standards in the B2B pharmacy market.

The GO.compact

shutter cabinet

from Gollmann

Kommissioniersysteme

GmbH

390,000 new malware per day present the

developers of anti-virus software with considerable

challenges. AV-Test GmbH puts the

reliability and constancy of these programs

to the test. The Magdeburg-based developers

check anti-virus programs in real time worldwide.

They are specialists in the fight against

computer viruses.

IN A late-nineteen-century villa in Magdeburg's old

town, the world's most important IT security products

are put through their paces. Over two million files

are checked here per day with 30 virus scanners. A

data processing centre, test laboratory and development

environment all in one – that's AV-TEST GmbH.

Founded in 2004 by Magdeburg residents Andreas

Marx, Guido Habicht and Oliver Marx, today some

30 employees work at the Magdeburg company

that’s dedicated to superior IT security.

THE DEMAND for a sophisticated test process for

IT security products was recognised early on by

Andreas Marx, a business information specialist and

native citizen of Magdeburg. Due to the rapidly increasing

levels of internet crime in recent decades,

in the office buildings of today, having effective

data security has become as important as having

an alarm system. With our permanent testing

process, we provide manufacturers with real data

for the continuous improvement of their systems,"

emphasizes Marx, highlighting the innovative way

in which AV-TEST works.

INTERNATIONALITY and worldwide business relationships

are included with all of the products and

services. Germany is only home to a few manufacturers

of anti-virus programs. Yet AV-TEST didn’t

choose to set up in Magdeburg simply because

Andreas Marx wanted to stay in his home town.

“The university, with its Faculty of Computer Science

and Working Group for Multimedia & Security, is

on our doorstep, and is exceptionally important for

both our student projects, but also for our search

for employees,” explains Marx. “Low living costs

and a high quality of life also make Magdeburg a

great place in which to work.”

www.gollmann.co.uk

Magdeburg virus hunters looking for

clues: for 50 manufacturers from all

over the world, the specialists from

AV-Test have been getting to the bottom

of the effectiveness of anti-virus software.


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25

WINNERS

RENO PAUL

Group Leader for Technology Funding

Programmes at the Investment Bank

Saxony-Anhalt

INNOVATIVE SUCCESS STORIES

MANUELA SACHER

Employee at the Investment Bank

Saxony-Anhalt

INNOVATION AS

A KEY FOR

COMPETITIVENESS

WINNER OF THE BESTFORM AWARD: MONA MIJTHAB AND

THE GERMAN SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Designer Mona Mijthab and the German Society for International Cooperation

(GIZ) have set themselves the task of improving the catastrophic sanitation

situation in the poverty-stricken, densely populated urban areas of developing

countries. For this purpose, a "mobile sanitation unit" has been developed – a

small, lightweight sit-down toilet which works without electricity or water. The

excrement is used recycled into raw materials such as biogas, compost fertiliser

and fire briquettes, which benefit the population. Designer Mona Mijthab of

Saxony-Anhalt was presented the BESTFORM AWARD 2013 for her innovation. |

www.mona-mijthab.com

As the federal state’s central funding agency,

the Investment Bank Saxony-Anhalt

(IB) realises the promotion of economic

development on a targeted basis and

supports companies in an advisory capacity. It pays

close attention to the promotion of research and

development as well as innovation. One example of

this is the INNOVATION ASSISTANT, which has been

on offer since 1994.

The IB has been accepting new applications for the

INNOVATION ASSISTANT since the end of February.

What is behind this programme?

RENO PAUL: Saxony-Anhalt is home to many small

and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The INNOVA-

TION ASSISTANT intends to bring highly qualified

university

graduates into companies. This allows the latest

know-how to be transferred directly into the economy.

How is this implemented?

MANUELA SACHER: When someone joins a business

fresh from the university, they usually only have

limited work experience, but their specialist knowledge

is cutting edge. For a company, this presents

both opportunities and risks. The funding we provide

enables companies to afford specialist staff and

makes it easier for graduates to start their careers. For

example, in 2013, with the help of the INNOVATION

ASSISTANT, the company Leukhardt Schaltanlagen

Systemtechnik GmbH from Magdeburg hired a highly

qualified specialist for electrical engineering. The

knowledge that the specialist provided enabled the

company to access new services and product segments

and to achieve an improved market position.

For whom is the funding available?

RENO PAUL: All commercial SMEs with permanent

operations in Saxony-Anhalt which hire a graduate

for a newly created position here in the federal state.

For example, for a project in research/development,

product development or product design. The graduate

must have a degree in engineering, natural

sciences, economics or the creative sector.

MANUELA SACHER: Very important: the employment

relationship must not already exist at the time

of application.

How high is the available subsidy?

RENO PAUL: For a maximum of two innovation assistants,

up to 50 percent of the staff costs are subsidised

for a two-year period. For each full-time job, this

amounts to a maximum of 30,000 Euros per year.

What do you recommend to applicants?

RENO PAUL: Arrange an appointment with the

Investment Bank. We can then provide you with

initial feedback as to whether any possible funding

is available for the project.

WINNER OF THE AURA PRIZE:

KD ELEKTRONIKSYSTEM GMBH

On the basis of continuous in-company research and development, KD

Elektroniksysteme GmbH has succeeded in establishing innovations as

a driving force behind entrepreneurial success, and to offer its clients

customised system solutions. In this respect, the company makes a point

of cooperating with additional innovative companies as well as research

and development partners from Saxony-Anhalt. |

www.kd-elektroniksysteme.de

WINNER OF THE HUGO JUNKERS PRIZE:

P-D AIRCRAFT INTERIOR GMBH

Exceptionally stable and comparatively lightweight – components like floor

panels and side panels in aeroplane cabins are made from specialist fibrereinforced

plastics which have to fulfil the highest quality and safety requirements.

The production of these materials is extremely energy-intensive,

however. At least until now. The aviation supply company P-D Aircraft Interior

GmbH from Bitterfeld-Wolfen, winner of the Hugo Junkers Prize 2014 for resource

efficiency, has developed chemical formulations and processes which

enable energy savings of up to 35 percent. | www.pd-ai.com


ENCORE

ATTRACTIVE:

Saxony-Anhalt’s moderate

cost structure ensures competitive

advantages for every

investor: At approx. 13 Euros

the average price per square

metre for a fully developed

industrial zone is substantially

below the German average.

The rate of funding that is

available to support wage

costs amounts to up to 10%

of the specified wage costs.

OPTIMAL:

Saxony-Anhalt has the highest

funding rates in Germany. Small

companies are funded up to

30%, medium-sized ones up to

20% and large ones up to 10%.

FAST:

The IMG acts as a one-stop

agency; fast decision-making

channels and realisation periods

will facilitate your market entry

in Saxony-Anhalt.

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