The magazine of Friedhelm Loh Group

The magazine of Friedhelm Loh Group

Experience – Engineering Global supply bottlenecks

When the going gets tough

Nerves of steel – that’s what equipment manufacturers need more than anything right now, because the coronavirus pandemic has thrown suppliers and logistics chains across the globe into disarray. Global supply bottlenecks are stalling production processes and preventing entire installations from being delivered on time. How does a company such as ATR Industrie-Elektronik GmbH deal with this situation, and what steps is Rittal taking to maintain full delivery reliability during this difficult period?

Teamwork – Commitment Refugees at the Friedhelm Loh Group

Courage creates future

Training refugees is an opportunity for everyone – the refugees can learn a trade and find a new home, while companies acquire new talent and increase their diversity. In this article, staff from Afghanistan, Syria and Eritrea, and their colleagues and supervisors from the Friedhelm Loh Group, talk about how we can do this together and what makes it worthwhile.

Experience – Platics Plastics in the procurement crisis

Materials expertise gets it done

“The order books are full, but the shortage of materials is stopping companies ramping up their production accordingly,” explains Klaus Wohlrabe, Head of Surveys at the Ifo Center for Macroeconomics and Surveys. This is especially true of the plastics industry. Thanks to its rigorously tested procedures for substituting materials, LKH opens up new ways out of the procurement crisis. Supply chains are safeguarded as a result.

Experience – Platics Plastic components for spindle drives

Lifting the lid on convenience

Performance and convenience are the bedrock of the automotive industry, with convenience being particularly important in the luxury sector, where power liftgates come as standard, especially on SUVs. As we reveal here, high-performance plastic components from LKH ensure the tech is built to last.

Experience – Information technology High Performance Computing

Green computing power at the fjord

Digitalization is giving a real boost to high performance computing – a sector that needs to be environmentally friendly, too. Providing lots of computer power, using lots of energy for servers and cooling, and staying in harmony with the environment – it’s a Herculean task for companies with ambitious climate targets. Mercedes-Benz Group AG and Infosys are now reconciling these needs by transferring particularly intensive data workloads to the Lefdal Mine Datacenter in Norway, one of the largest and greenest data centres anywhere in the world.

Salzgitter and Stahlo

Revolutionising steel industry

Donation for rebuilding in flood-hit area

€ 930,000 donation

InnovationCideon Cideon software supports innovative service concepts

Help at the touch of a button

Experience VX25 Ri4Power switchgear for thyssenkrupp Steel Europe

Tackling electrical arcing

Battery storage systems for electric charging stations

Rapid charging made easy

Experience – Information technology The Eplan Partner Network

Digital winners

Digital transformation is complex. Not every company has its own software specialists on hand for developing integration projects or data exchange connectors, forexample. Partnerships that work together to produce solutions to boost consistency are invaluable here – such as the Eplan Partner Network with members such as Rockwell Automation, Mitsubishi and Festo. Both the partners and their customers reap the benefits in equal measure.

Innovation – Rittal METALWORKING

The Perforex MT milling terminal makes it possible.


LKH Kunststoffwerk

Get going

Stahlo Stahlservice

The steel sector is going smart

Rittal Service – replacing cooling units

One nice surprise after another

Rittal Energy & Power Solutions

Systematically shaping the energy revolution