Press Releases

At the moment most of our press releases are in German only.

Process-oriented knowledge management key to victory

Christian Karl Siebenwurst Modellfabrik und Formenbau GmbH & Co. KG won the coveted “Toolmaker of the Year” award in the category “External Tool Manufacture with over 50 Employees” for the second time. Siebenwurst, a system supplier that builds injection moulds, die-casting moulds, compression moulds and design models, was recognized for its innovative approach to company-wide, business-process-oriented knowledge management. Siebenwurst won the “Excellence in Production” competition, beating out even tougher competitors than in previous years.

Efficient production method for fibre-composite plastics is ready to be implemented

Having already been awarded the "Innovation-Champion Top 30" award from the Network of Automotive Excellence, the "FIT Hybrid" research team has now received a second prestigious prize: The JEC Innovation Award. The FIT Hybrid process — "FIT" being the abbreviation for Fluid Injection Technology — is an especially efficient production process for manufacturing large quantities of fibre-composite plastic hollow parts that are lightweight but can still bear heavy loads. The prize will be awarded during the JEC Composites trade fair, taking place from 29th to 31st March in Paris. The process combines several innovative trends which form the basis of this year's JEC trade fair: Sustainability, innovative tool manufacture and the increasing use of composite materials in the car manufacturing sector. This makes lightweight construction possible without compromising comfort, safety and performance.