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Baden-Württemberg Environmental Engineering Award for VarioLoc car-body conveyor from Eisenmann

Böblingen/Stuttgart, Germany, July 18, 2019 – Eisenmann has received the prestigious 2019 Special Environmental Engineering Award of the German State of Baden-Württemberg. At the official ceremony in Fellbach near Stuttgart, the panel of judges, drawn from science and industry, praised the energy-efficiency and ecofriendliness of the VarioLoc car-body conveyor system.

Speaking to an audience of some 250 representatives from the worlds of business and politics, Franz Untersteller, Baden-Württemberg Minister of the Environment, commended the strengths of the new Eisenmann solution, which has already been installed at multiple car-manufacturing facilities, highlighting its: “leaner paint-shop technology, lower capital expenditure and energy costs, and reduced environmental impact.” The system cuts cleaning costs by up to 40 percent, pares back capital expenditure by up to 38 percent, and trims maintenance expenses by up to 50 percent.

The Environmental Engineering Award was launched in 2009 (when Eisenmann took second and third place) and is held every two years. Accolades are granted to companies based in Baden-Württemberg in four categories. In the words of Minister Untersteller, it is “one of the most coveted industrial prizes in Germany.” Eisenmann had submitted the VarioLoc skidless conveyor – which helps lay the foundations for the highly flexible Paint Shop 4.0 of the future – in the energy-efficiency category. The chair of the panel of six judges, Prof. Thomas Hirth of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), emphasized that VarioLoc has so many strengths, “it deserves recognition in multiple categories” – and as a result, received the highly valued Special Award.

About Eisenmann

Eisenmann SE is a leading international provider of systems and services for surface finishing, material flow automation, thermal process technology and environmental engineering. The family-run enterprise is headquartered in Böblingen, southern Germany, and has been advising and assisting customers across the globe for more than 65 years. It designs and builds flexible, energy- and resource-efficient systems that are tailored to customer-specific requirements, and support state-of-the-art manufacturing and intralogistics. Eisenmann has a workforce of over 3,000 worldwide, with 27 sites in 15 countries in Europe, the Americas and the BRIC nations. In 2017, Eisenmann posted annual revenues of 723 million euros.

Baden-Württemberg Minister of the Environment Franz Untersteller (right) with (from left) jury chair Prof. Thomas Hirth (KIT), plus Matthias Haarer (CFO, Paint & Assembly Systems), Jörg Robbin (Head of Development at Paint & Assembly Systems) and Dr. Johann Halbartschlager (Environmental Management Officer) from Eisenmann.
Baden-Württemberg Minister of the Environment Franz Untersteller (right) with (from left) jury chair Prof. Thomas Hirth (KIT), plus Matthias Haarer (CFO, Paint & Assembly Systems), Jörg Robbin (Head of Development at Paint & Assembly Systems) and Dr. Johann Halbartschlager (Environmental Management Officer) from Eisenmann.
Eisenmann’s award-winning energy-efficient VarioLoc skidless car-body conveyor.
Eisenmann’s award-winning energy-efficient VarioLoc skidless car-body conveyor.
VarioLoc is a key element in the highly flexible paint shop of the future.
VarioLoc is a key element in the highly flexible paint shop of the future.

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