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IT Meet-Up Event in Frankenthal

Know-how successfully shipped: About 30 Software Developers from the Rhein-Neckar region were hosted by VESCON last Wednesday. Within the scope of a "Docker Beginners Workshop" the interested participants ventured into the topic of Dockers with five mentors.

Know-how successfully shipped: About 30 Software Developers from the Rhein-Neckar region were hosted by VESCON last Wednesday. Within the scope of a "Docker Beginners Workshop" the interested participants ventured into the topic of Dockers with five mentors.

In addition to a lively discussion about the beginners' impulse lecture by Robert Reiz, the participants also tested the theory themselves. Under the guidance of experienced mentors, the interested participants were able to gain their own first-hand experience in working with Docker. Docker is a software for container virtualization, i.e. applications or services are packed into an isolated environment. Docker is used to synchronize development with the production environment. We would like to particularly thank our two in-house Docker experts Martin and Marcel, who were able to directly answer any technical questions.

Along with the professional exchange, delicious pizza and drinks were served in an open atmosphere, so that at the end of the four-hour event all participants and mentors started their way home having gained new skills and acquaintances.

Many thanks also to Jens Doose, who organized this event using the Meetup.com platform and actively supported us on site. We are looking forward to further events of this kind!

First PDL-Tower Delivered to Customers

Gleisdorf.

This past November, the VESCON Systemtechnik in Gleisdorf finished commissioning on the first 10 Production Data Logging Towers with VESCON-produced hardware at their customer's site. This is yet another milestone for the SO3-HIBERION PDL system, which was developed in collaboration with selected customers.

 

Gleisdorf.

This past November, the VESCON Systemtechnik in Gleisdorf finished commissioning on the first 10 Production Data Logging Towers with VESCON-produced hardware at their customer's site. This is yet another milestone for the SO3-HIBERION PDL system, which was developed in collaboration with selected customers.

Behind SO3-HIBERION you will find a production data acquisition system developed by VESCON, constructed in a modular structure and can be implemented in any industry.

The recently commissioned SO3-HIBERION BDL-Towers combine a 24″ touch PC and a large 42″ display screen built into a slim tower, which serve as a centralized information hub in every plant. The production status can be checked at any point in time and in the event of errors, information is immediately displayed on the screens. On the touch PC, all order details including recipes and material details can be managed and Dashboards can be accessed.

The collaboration between VESCON and the client started 5 years ago with the integration of SO3-HIBERION at four plants and has since been continuously further developed. The current expansion with their own PDL-Tower and the integration of 10 additional plants were planned in 2018 and called into life this year.

"With this system, we offer our clients a future-oriented option for production optimization, thanks to absolute transparency and complete traceability," says Martin Feichtgraber, Division Manager Software Development at VESCON Systemtechnik. "All Smart Production features are integrated here, and the system can be adjusted individually to our customers’ specific needs".

Further companies have already expressed interest in the new tower and first orders have since been given to VESCON Systemtechnik.

For more information on Digitalization and Production Data Logging (PDL) please watch this Austrian TV Report: https://www.atv.at/road-to-digital-austria/folge-17/d2667042/ (Due to Data Protection Law, this report is only available in Austria.)

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„Stronger Together“ – New Vitamin V Motto for 2019

The VESCON health initiative Vitamin V is starting the new year with the motto “Stronger Together”. The new motto was presented at the end of May in the Vitamin V room at our Frankenthal office. The Vitamin V steering committee had previously developed the theme and the related activities with the input from the Vitamin V scouts.

The VESCON health initiative Vitamin V is starting the new year with the motto “Stronger Together”. The new motto was presented at the end of May in the Vitamin V room at our Frankenthal office. The Vitamin V steering committee had previously developed the theme and the related activities with the input from the Vitamin V scouts.

With “Stronger Together” the focus lies on solidarity and teamwork. The sum of individuals is decisive for the company’s success. “With this new theme we would like to strengthen the teams from within and promote group activities,” says Nina Gösele, Vitamin V Fitness Coach.

The planned activities include, among others, team events like SCRUM-Cooking, a blind walk, the participation in the BASF initiative Helden.Retten.Leben (Heroes.Save.Lives), Stand-Up Paddling and a team step challenge.

 In addition, the Vitamin V activities will be reinforced with a variety of courses and online training videos. Relaxation and muscle-building exercises can therefore be done easily from home or on the road. The offered course plan targets especially those VESCON employees who spend a large portion of their time working on construction sites or in factories, and therefore are not able to join the courses offered at our offices.

More information on Vitamin V can be found here

Official Launch: VESCON, Schiller and Quadriga Capital announce closing.

Today the VESCON Group and the Schiller Group have officially closed on the merger into a unified holding Company led by the new majority shareholder Quadriga Capital. The antitrust authorities have approved the merger, which has been entered in the commercial register.

From now on it is official: The VESCON Group (Headquartered in Frankenthal) and the Schiller Group (Headquartered in Osterhofen) are moving towards a promising future with Quadriga Capital Consulting (Headquartered in Frankfurt). The antitrust authorities have agreed to bundle both Corporations into a joint holding under the leadership of the majority Shareholder Quadriga Capital. The holdings appointed management team includes Michael Goepfarth (CEO) and Peter Bürger (CFO).

With the entry into the commercial register, the integration process has now begun. Both companies, VESCON and Schiller, will remain operationally autonomous. Strategic leadership and cultural governance will take place through joint projects and the through the holding. During the upcoming weeks the first steps will be taken in order to implement the future strategy.

“We are very pleased that we can fully concentrate on the common future of both companies from now on”, says VESCON Manager Peter Bürger. “In the upcoming weeks and months, we will already be making the first joint decisions to strengthen future development.”

The closing is also the official starting shot towards a promising future for Michael Goepfarth, who joined the Management team next to Peter Bürger and Dietmar Haubenhofer von December 1st, 2018:“VESCON and Schiller complement each other optimally. Together with Quadriga Capital, we will now begin to leverage the extensive potential this merger poses across all business areas.”

With Schiller and Quadriga towards a leading Platform.

As of December 1st, 2018, VESCON and Schiller have announced the bundling of competencies and skills in a  joint holding company, with Quadriga Capital as the majority shareholder. Schiller Automatisierungstechnik GmbH and Schiller Engineering & Maschinenbau GmbH, with more than 200 Employees, are successful in the fields of Automation, Intralogistics and Clean Rooms. Spanning over 5 locations, including a site in Shenyang, China, the company develops systems, machines and solutions that aim to set new standards. One of the most important innovations is the autonomous tugger train, which has great potential as a breakthrough in logistical solutions of the future.

“With Schiller and Quadriga by our sides, we will build a leading platform of medium-sized companies for Industrial Automation Solutions and for other Plant Construction and Engineering Services”, summarizes Dietmar Haubenhofer, VESCON’s CEO. “We are confident that we will be able to announce further milestones throughout this year.”

Profile: The new Group.

With the unification of Schiller Automatisierungstechnik, Schiller Engineering & Maschinenbau and the VESCON Group, the new conglomerate now has more than 700 employees at 16 locations in four European countries and in the People’s Republic of China. Among its customers, who we support in the fields of Automation, Intralogistics, Process, Special Machinery, Energy and Software, are medium-sized companies as well as international corporations. One important focal point is on the area of Automation for automotive customers, which not only include automotive manufacturers but also their suppliers. The turnover of the entire conglomerate is estimated to amount more than 100 million Euros.

Cooperation with perspective: VESCON and Schiller move towards a joint future.

Exciting News from Frankenthal: As of December 1st, 2018, VESCON and Schiller have joint their competencies in a holding company. At the same time, the investment company Quadriga Capital has come on board as the majority shareholder.

Exciting News from Frankenthal: As of December 1st, 2018, VESCON and Schiller have joint their competencies in a holding company. At the same time, the investment company Quadriga Capital has come on board as the majority shareholder. 

For VESCON this merger is a decisive step, which established the basis for its continuous growth. The merger also has a significant strategic importance for Schiller. “VESCON and Schiller complement each other perfectly,” says VESCON CFO Peter Bürger. “Both companies are in a similar growth spurt and will benefit from this merger in numerous ways, while the range of the service portfolios is mainly complimentary. This results in some overlap but also leads to many additions and expansions, which in the future can and will provide even greater resources and services for our customers.”

With more than 200 employees, the Schiller Automatisierungstechnik GmbH and the Schiller Engineering & Maschinenbau GmbH, both headquartered in Osterhofen, are successfully active in the fields of Automation, Intralogistics and Clean Room technology. At five locations, including a site in Shenyang, China, the company develops standard-setting systems, machines and integrated solutions. One of the most important innovations that Schiller has developed is the Autonomous Tugger Train, which has great potential as an intralogistical solution of the future. “Together with VESCON we are growing to a size which gives us entrepreneurial security for future development of our products and innovation. At the same time we can expect synergy effects from which both companies will benefit”, the founder and Managing Director of Schiller, Ewald Schiller, summarizes the advantages of the merger.

In order to formally justify the joint venture, VESCON and Schiller have established a holding company and at the same time opened themselves up to the Quadriga Capital GmbH, headquartered in Frankfurt, as majority shareholder. Quadriga Capital not only strengthens the financial side but also brings extensive know-how from the Automation Industry to the table: “We are pleased that we could gain a strong partner with Quadriga Capital, who would like to promote the successful development of our companies, while representing the entrepreneurial values that we endorse. Quadriga will endorse us in expanding our growth strategy sustainably,” says VESCON Managing Director Dietmar Haubenhofer.

In addition to these steps, the management itself has also been strengthened. Since December 1st, 2018, Michael Goepfarth, together with the previous Managing Directors Peter Bürger and Dietmas Haubenhofer, leads the newly formed conglomerate. Michael Goepfarth has many years of experience as CEO and Managing Director at technology-driven industrial companies: “I am very much looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of me, and I have great respect for what has been achieved so far. I am convinced that we will continue to expand our position within the market, we have a clear vision: With Schiller and Quadriga Capital we want to build a leading medium-sized platform for Industrial Automation and other Engineering services together.”

With this newly established course, VESCON has set itself up for a promising future. During the upcoming year, Peter Bürger’s long-awaited switch into the advisory board of the holding company will be completed: “I will continue to be available to the company on the advisory board and will help advance our joint vision.”

The aforementioned transactions are still subject to approval by the responsible antitrust authorities.

Profile: The new Group.

With the unification of Schiller Automatisierungstechnik, Schiller Engineering & Maschinenbau and the VESCON Group, the new conglomerate now has more than 700 employees at 16 locations in four European countries and in the People’s Republic of China. Among its customers, who we support in the fields of Automation, Intralogistics, Process, Special Machinery, Energy and Software, are medium-sized companies as well as international corporations. One important focal point is on the area of Automation for automotive customers, which not only include automotive manufacturers but also their suppliers. The turnover of the entire conglomerate is estimated to amount more than 100 million Euros.