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Automation Technologies 2/2015

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News and Markets Blackbird Robotersysteme Establishes Shanghai Site Scanlab AG‘s subsidiary Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, one of the world leading specialists for remote laser welding solutions, established a sales and service center in Shanghai, China. On March 1, 2015, Derek Wang began organizing the site as Vice President Sales and Technical Support Asia, Blackbird Robotics Asia. In recent years, remote laser welding has become an integral production technology for automakers and their suppliers. Application areas include doors, tailgates, seats and countless other components. Blackbird‘s decision to establish a Chinese presence will benefit local market development, as well as technical support and spare parts supply in China and neighboring Asian countries such as Japan and Korea. Japanese subsidiary company of Wago turns 25 The Japanese subsidiary of Wago Kontakttechnik celebrated its 25 th anniversary in February. Wago Japan was started in 1990 as a joint venture with Hellermann, which at that time was acting as an agency for Wago in many countries. Hellermann was later taken over and Wago Japan continued as its own subsidiary. As part of the anniversary celebrations, Akira Kusa, Managing Director from the very beginning, was sent into retirement. Hideto Harada and Yoshinori Matsugashita take over his position. During the celebrations, the German management was represented by Sven Hohorst and Jürgen Schäfer and the senior chief Wolfgang Hohorst. The Japanese subsidiary has a production facility in Hyogo and offices in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Sendai. It offers automation technology for industry and buildings and for fastening technology applications in industry and process technology. It recently generated an annual turnover of over Yen 4 billion. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2/2015

Sick returns to HMI For the first time after six years of absence, Sick AG will return to the Hannover Industry Fair (HMI) as an exhibitor this year. At HMI, the company will present its entire portfolio of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Due to its focus on the topic of Industry 4.0, HMI is of particular interest to Sick. As long as 10 years ago, Sick developed its “Sensor Intelligence.” claim to focus on the development in the automation world, which was then only beginning to take shape. Since then, the corporate claim has been used to express Sick’s emphasis on sensor technology as a data provider for the intelligent factory. Due to the wide range of products, systems and services offered for various lines of industry within Factory, Logistics and Process Automation, the sensor specialist generates added value for Industry 4.0. Aicon opens office in Japan In order to handle requests from the Japanese region more efficiently Aicon has recently opened a subsidiary in Yokohama, Japan. Aicon 3D Systems is a leading provider of optical camera-based 3D measuring systems. Hisashi Sawa, who has many years of experience in the field of scanning technologies, manages the office. He supports the company’s Japanese sales partners regarding all technical and commercial issues. Dr. Carl- Thomas Schneider, the company’s president, comments: “By opening this subsidiary, we can much better manage and coordinate our growing sales activities in Japan. Now we are in the position to meet and support our customers and sales partners on-site within a very short time: a good basis for a stable network in Japan.” EtherCAT Technology Group joins Twitter In order to increase timely access to news, information, and upcoming events for individuals interested in all things EtherCAT, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) recently started a new official profile on Twitter, strengthening the organization’s global social media presence. Social media users seeking the latest news surrounding the ETG can follow @EtherCAT_Group on Twitter. This important step assures an efficient platform to spread news and information, simplifying access to the most recent trending topics about EtherCAT technology and the ETG. Solutions and Services for your Company’s Success EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS TO GERMANY AND EUROPE Business Development Marketing & Sales consultancy and services Financing Industry networks For further information please contact WIRTSCHAFTSFÖRDERUNG hannoverimpuls AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2/2015 Hannoverimpuls.indd 1 13.03.2015 08:18:34


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