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LAUDA presents innovations in temperature control at ACHEMA
ACHEMA, the world's leading trade fair for the international process industry, will gather experts, users and the trade press from all over the world in the Frankfurt exhibition halls from August 22 to 26, 2022. The LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG will present digital innovations from temperature control technology at its stand in Hall 4.0, Stand C26, and provide an insight into the possibilities in hydrogen cooling - one of the trend topics at this year's ACHEMA. In contrast to its previous trade fair appearances at ACHEMA, LAUDA is deliberately concentrating this year on the focal points of process engineering and process industry in order to bring its own experience and portfolio in the field of industrial temperature control to the fore.
»The process industry with its diverse applications and future-oriented developments is one of our most important target markets,« explains LAUDA CSO Dr. Ralf Hermann. »Thanks to our decades of work in this field, we have a profound understanding and the necessary expertise for the most demanding temperature control tasks in process technology. Accordingly, we are delighted to finally be able to present our latest developments to our customers and partners again in a presentable setting and provide new impetus.«
Process thermostats with native app control and digital products from LAUDA
In the field of reactor temperature control, LAUDA presents the new generation of LAUDA Integral process thermostats, powerful temperature control units with intuitive control via mobile devices. LAUDA is bundling its digital innovations under the trade fair motto EMPOWERING EXCELLENCE. FOR A BETTER FUTURE. With cleverly thought-out further developments in temperature control technology that optimally complement user processes and make them possible in the first place, LAUDA supports its customers in industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electromobility and hydrogen in improving the world with precise temperature control.
The smart networking of process technology and temperature control technology continues to advance with LAUDA.LIVE. With this digital platform, LAUDA temperature control solutions become fully networked and intelligent IoT devices. The digital products provide users with comprehensive asset management capabilities and smart analytics and monitoring tools, optimizing LAUDA equipment uptime, reliability and performance. A demonstration of LAUDA.LIVE awaits visitors at the LAUDA booth at ACHEMA.
LAUDA is demonstrating its extensive know-how in the process industry at ACHEMA with a LAUDA ITH heat transfer system for process temperature control. The industrial system offers working temperatures up to a maximum of 550 °C and a heating capacity of 3 - 500 kW, making it ideally equipped to handle individual temperature tasks in process industry applications. LAUDA experts on site will be happy to answer visitors' questions and discuss customized temperature control solutions.
If you would like a personal interview, our CEO, Dr. Gunther Wobser will be available from 24-26.8.22 and our Director of Product Management, Enrico Bossart will be available from 22-24.8.22 at the trade fair. Please contact us regarding this as early as possible so that we have sufficient time to plan and spend time with you and your questions. Thank you very much.
LAUDA new cooperation partner of Innovationsregion Hohenlohe
LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG is a new cooperation partner of the association Innovationsregion Hohenlohe e. V. In this way, the global market leader wants to strengthen its own innovation activities and also supports the securing of locations and structural promotion in the extended region. Both partners want to use synergies and work together to promote and retain skilled workers in so-called MINT professions.
"As a family business with strong roots in the region, one of our most important tasks is to inspire skilled workers and young talent for our wonderful home region - especially in times of a shortage of skilled workers. Although we are based outside of Hohenlohe in the Main-Tauber district, I have been following the admirable activities in our immediate neighborhood with great enthusiasm since the company was founded over twenty years ago. As cooperation partners, we can now work together to achieve our common goals," emphasizes LAUDA's President and CEO, Dr. Gunther Wobser. In addition, LAUDA bundles innovation activities outside its core business in its subsidiary new.degree. In the company's own Innovation Lab, the company drives forward ideas from employees as well as technology and service innovations from start-ups and digital initiatives in exciting search fields for future-oriented temperaure control.
With the Brainstation project, which is to be built in the former Lauda train station in the heart of the Main-Tauber district, the ambitious entrepreneur himself is pursuing the goal of working with other entrepreneurs to get young people excited about entrepreneurship, digitization and innovation - and ultimately to prevent them from migrating to metropolitan areas. As the region's innovation center, Brainstation will offer event space, creative zones, a co-working area, a café, boarding house, offices and a technology museum. With Futurelabs gGmbH and the Makerspace, children and young people will have an exciting place to discover their own talents. This creates the best conditions for successful collaboration with the Hohenlohe Innovation Region.
"We are very pleased to welcome the global market leader LAUDA as a new cooperation partner of Innovationsregion Hohenlohe e.V.," explains the chairwoman of Innovationsregion Hohenlohe e. V., Dr. Stefanie Leenen. "The globally active and innovative company with the impressive dynamics is a real enrichment for our network and fits perfectly with the goals that the Innovation Region has set for itself."
Since its foundation in 2000, the Initiative Innovationsregion Hohenlohe e. V. has set itself the task of maintaining the region with its large number of world market leaders as an attractive location for the future. Today, the innovation region consists of 26 members, 19 of which are manufacturing companies and seven service providers. Among other things, the initiative is involved in schools and works closely with politics, ministries, administration, science and educational institutions.
Dr. Gunther Wobser celebrates 25 years with world market leader LAUDA
A special anniversary is being celebrated by LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG on July 1, 2022: Dr. Gunther Wobser, the President and CEO of LAUDA, started his career in the family business exactly 25 years ago. At a ceremony held at the company's headquarters in Lauda-Königshofen, congratulations were extended not only by the managing directors, the LAUDA management team, the shareholders of LAUDA and the chairman of the works council, Elmar Mohr, but also by the mayor of the town of Lauda-Königshofen, Dr. Lukas Braun, and the managing director of the Heilbronn-Franken Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Elke Döring.
His career at LAUDA began in 1997 when he joined the company as Head of Marketing. After his uncle's retirement, he became CEO in 2003 alongside his father, Dr. Gerhard Wobser. During their time together, until Dr. Gerhard Wobser's retirement in 2010, he founded, among other things, the first foreign subsidiary, LAUDA France, to support and advise customers and agencies in the French market. Later, the subsidiaries LAUDA América Latina C.A., LAUDA China Co. Ltd. and LAUDA-Brinkmann LP, USA. were added. The internationalization of LAUDA was in full swing.
With LAUDA's enormous growth, Dr. Gunther Wobser gradually brought support into the management team, starting with Dr. Marc Stricker (COO, 2014), Dr. Mario Englert (CFO, 2018) and Dr. Ralf Hermann (CSO, 2022). LAUDA continued to grow strongly over the next few years, founding its own foreign companies such as LAUDA Technology in the UK and acquiring LAUDA Ultracool in Spain, LAUDA-Noah in the USA and most recently three manufacturers in 2019 with GFL in Burgwedel near Hanover. Turnover and employee numbers have risen constantly over the years to 530 employees worldwide with a turnover of around 92 million euros. Under the direction of Dr. Gunther Wobser, LAUDA became the world market leader for tempering equipment and systems and has remained so to this day.
After a one-year stay abroad in the USA, the entrepreneur brought Silicon Valley to Tauber Valley. With new.degree GmbH, Dr. Gunther Wobser established holistic innovation management at LAUDA. Digitalization took hold - and not only in internal processes. The temperature control units and systems are pioneering the digitalization of temperature control technology with state-of-the-art operating concepts and cloud connection. With the Brainstation innovation center, the innovative approaches should also benefit the region.
The mayor of the town of Lauda-Königshofen, Dr. Lukas Braun, found appreciative words for the commitment of the jubilarian in his laudation: "You think ahead, you drive, you are an entrepreneur in the most original sense, an innovation driver for our region."
"Always on the pulse of time and with full entrepreneurial power," said IHK Chief Executive Elke Döring, "he always initiates new innovative processes." She found special recognition for his commitment in the plenary assembly of the IHK and for the entire Heilbronn-Franken region. In addition, he has already headed the IHK Entrepreneurial Circle Main-Tauber, founded by Dr. Manfred Wittenstein in 1999, for ten years. Other well-wishers were Dr. Gerhard Wobser on behalf of the shareholders, as well as Dr. Marc Stricker and Dr. Mario Englert as part of the LAUDA management team. Elmar Mohr, Chairman of the Works Council, offered warm congratulations on behalf of the employees.
At the beginning of the year, under the leadership of Dr. Gunther Wobser, Drive250 was launched - the most ambitious strategic project in the company's history: sales and the number of employees are to double within five years, while construction work and relocation measures accompany the first steps at the headquarters in Lauda-Königshofen. In Spain, LAUDA has invested around seven million euros in the construction of a completely new production facility. The signs continue to point to growth - with Dr. Gunther Wobser at the helm. The repeated record sales in recent months impressively demonstrate that the family-owned company can achieve its ambitious goals.
The success story of LAUDA is closely linked to the person Dr. Gunther Wobser, he is the face of LAUDA and has significantly shaped the awareness of LAUDA through his presence in public and in social media.
Dr. Gunther Wobser, President and CEO of LAUDA, is the new member of the BDA Digital Council
Dr. Gunther Wobser, President and CEO of LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG, the world market leader for temperature control equipment and systems, has been appointed to the Digital Council of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations. The entrepreneur, author and lecturer now strengthens the 20-member council, consisting of thought leaders from family businesses, corporations, the tech industry, start-ups and academia. The chairpersons are former Siemens AG executive Janina Kugel and the CEO of WAREMA Renkhoff SE, Angelique Renkhoff-Mücke. Other prominent members include digital pioneer Christoph Bornschein, bestselling author Christoph Keese, and Industrie 4.0 thought leader Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster. The digital transformation of the world of work cuts across all industries and poses completely new questions and demands on society, employees and employers. The focus of the new Council member is on passing on his knowledge of innovation, providing impetus to society and the corporate world, and developing effective recommendations for action for politics and business from the perspective of SMEs. He is particularly interested in the professional exchange in the trusting round. The BDA Digital Council is always concerned with encouraging and empowering decision-makers from business and society to actively shape and accompany change.
"The appointment is a great honor and recognition for me. Challenges that a modern company of our time has to face require the development of new business models as well as innovative technologies and strategies," says Dr. Gunther Wobser. "Agility, flexibility, modern leadership and ambidextry - efficiently and flexibly expanding our core business consistently while at the same time systematically exploiting innovations and opportunities for the future - is a necessity in order to position one's own company for the future." The successful entrepreneur would like to bring his own experience to bear in Berlin in order to jointly master the challenges at the economic and socio-political level and to drive forward solutions to the problems of digital transformation.
About the BDA Digital Council
The Digital Council of the German Employers' Associations was founded in April 2019 and brings together personalities who deal with digital transformation in their respective professional contexts. They develop new business models as well as innovative technologies or concepts, conduct research along these topics and are key players in the social debate. These different perspectives and competencies are brought together in the BDA Digital Council to find solutions in an interdisciplinary and networked manner. The Confederation of German Employers' Associations is the leading social policy organization for the entire German economy. It represents the interests of one million companies with around 20 million employees across all sectors at national, European and international level and is thus the mouthpiece of German industry on the working world of the future.
World market leader impresses with innovations and stra-tegic realignment at Munich trade show
Nearly 26,000 visitors and 891 exhibitors from 39 countries came to Munich from June 21 to 24 for analytica 2022, the world's leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology. After the trade fair had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the Corona pandemic, the positive mood and the great urge for professional exchange could be felt throughout. After the four days of the 27th edition of the trade fair, LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG also draws a clearly positive balance. The world market leader for temperature control equipment and systems presented its product portfolio in six thematic application areas and demonstrated how LAUDA's innovative, digital solutions will bring the laboratory of the future into the present. Despite the uncertainty of the still ongoing pandemic, it was possible to build on the trade fair successes from 2018 - in terms of specific inquiries and customer contacts. The 25-strong trade fair team can thus look back on a very successful week. The motto of this year's trade show appearance of the world market leader "EMPOWERING EXCELLENCE. FOR A BETTER FUTURE" was omnipresent through the visual representation of a floating "Impact Cloud" above the entire booth and impressively illustrated the future technologies and application areas in which LAUDA is making its excellent contribution to improving the world bit by bit with exact temperatures.
"It was a great pleasure to be able to exchange ideas with our partners and customers directly and personally. It is precisely these technical discussions and direct contact that provide such important impetus from our industry," says Dr. Gunther Wobser, President and CEO of LAUDA and Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board of the leading trade fair. "Particularly in 2022, after more than two years of pandemic, analytica was the perfect professional setting to present our innovations and the strategic reorientation of LAUDA to the trade audience. We are more than satisfied with the positive response and the large number of visitors to our stand, and we are very pleased with the many points of contact and the professional expertise that we were able to exchange during the most important leading international trade fair."
Process thermostats with voice control, mobile ultra-low freezers and digital products from LAUDA
The trade visitors were particularly interested in the product innovations on display, especially the world's first mobile ultra-low temperature freezer equipped with modern lithium-ion battery technology for the safe transport of vaccines, samples and pharmaceuticals. Temperature-sensitive active ingredients are stored and transported safely and in a controlled manner, CO₂ emissions are reduced and the occupational safety of logistics staff is significantly increased by dispensing with dry ice.
The new generation of LAUDA Integral process thermostats, which were developed for a comprehensive range of applications from -90 to 320 °C, an innovative temperature control unit with an intelligent interface concept and intuitive control via mobile devices, also impressed the visitors. With the pioneering technology demonstration "Hey LAUDA", the process thermostats can be operated by voice control for the first time. The devices can thus be controlled easily and conveniently via short and simple commands.