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MDA Technologies 3/2014

MDA Technologies 3/2014

75 YEARS 75 YEARS AHEAD

75 YEARS 75 YEARS AHEAD Is it possible to maintain a culture of innovation and a proactive mindset for a whole 75 years? BLOCK has. Since it was founded in 1939, BLOCK has had its sights fixed firmly on the future. The result is an international enterprise with 11 companies and 38 sites worldwide, which employs over 700 people. Thanks to our trend-setting innovations, we currently rank among the world‘s leading companies in the sector. We are consistently evolving and we invest heavily in fundamental research projects and development work. All of which makes BLOCK a strong and reliable partner for industry and trade. 75 years later – and we‘re still leading the way. Visit us at IMTS Booth E-4855 Transformers • Power supplies • Reactors • EMI filters blockusa.com

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