Eppendorf is a life sciences business which specializes in handling liquids, cells, and samples. The company develops, produces, and sells systems for use in laboratories all over the world. Their product offerings include manual and automated pipettes, dispensers, lab centrifuges and mixers, and lab consumables such as reaction vessels and pipette tips. In addition, Eppendorf also offers ultra freezer systems, fermentors and bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and systems to aid in cell manipulation. Lab consumables such as pipette tips, vessels, microwell plates, and one-way bioreactor vessels complete their range of premium, high quality products. Eppendorf’s products are used by academic and industrial research laboratories, including companies active in the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and food industries. In addition, clinical and environmental laboratories, forensics, and industrial labs working in process analysis, production, and quality assurance all use products made by Eppendorf.
Miltenyi Biotec GmbH have their headquarters in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. They are a global biotechnology company and, together with their subsidiaries and partners, have more than 1,500 employees, working in 25 countries. Since its foundation in 1989, the company has been a pioneer in the fields of biomedical research and cell therapy. Miltenyi Biotec supports scientists all over the world with their products and services in the areas of fundamental, translational, and clinical research. Their integrated product portfolio includes instruments and reagents for sample preparation, cell separation, flow cytometry, cell culture, molecular analysis, and preclinical imaging processes.
STARLAB is a corporation specializing in liquid handling technology. With subsidiaries in Germany, France, the UK, and Italy, STARLAB offers a comprehensive product range for direct sales. Products are also available from specialist international retail partners in many countries around the world. STARLAB’s success is the result of many years of experience in the manufacture and sale of disposable liquid handling products – particularly TipOne, which established STARLAB as a leading global supplier of pipette tip systems. Quality, price, and service are their top priorities.
Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH is an organization under the umbrella of the American Amphenol Corporation. Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH is a global player in development, production, and sales, and provides customers with exceptional technological solutions and services. They have had a successful partnership with their customers for many years and are known for setting very high standards in connection technology.
WEIDMANN is the world’s leading provider of electrical insulation, serving transformer manufacturers and operators. Their core competence lies in developing and manufacturing tailor-made solutions for high temperature applications and cellulosic insulation systems.
Wieland Electric GmbH is a fully family-owned SME active in the electrical and electronics industries, with headquarters in Bamberg, Germany. The company celebrated its centenary in 2010. They were one of the pioneers of electrical connection technology. Wieland Electric has a global focus and is a leading provider of plug-in installation technology for single-purpose buildings. The company maintains subsidiaries all over the world, and operates assembly lines in Bamberg, as well as production units in the Czech Republic and China. Wieland Holding, which has been a STOCKO Contact GmbH & Co. KG company since 1998, is represented in over 70 countries and has approximately 2,200 employees.
The Gretsch-Unitas group comprises over 50 production and sales/distribution companies, active in 35 countries. With their globally leading brands of GU (architectural hardware), BKS (locks and locking systems), and FERCO (architectural hardware), they “secure technology for you.” In particular, they manufacture and sell approximately 30,000 items in the areas of window and door technology, automatic entrance systems, and building management systems, all of which can be easily combined. They have been established for more than 100 years and currently employ approximately 3,700 employees. The GU group not only develops individual products – they also custom design global solutions for major projects. They work with architects, planners, and profile system manufacturers to successfully combine visionary architecture and innovative technology.
Knauf is currently one of the leading manufacturers of building materials and construction systems both in Europe and worldwide. Knauf’s production facilities and sales organizations can be found on all five continents, in more than 86 countries, and at over 220 locations worldwide. Knauf plants produce state-of-the-art dry construction systems, plasters, and accessories; thermal insulation composite systems; paints; floating screeds and flooring systems; machines and tools for the application of those products; and insulating materials. In many countries, the name Knauf is still synonymous with gypsum, a raw material with fascinating properties. Gypsum and gypsum-related products and insulating materials are manufactured and sold in almost all Western and Eastern European countries. The Knauf group of companies also operate successfully in the USA (insulation materials), South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Founded in Kassel, Germany, in 1919, Jordan offers trade and specialist retailers the brands JOKA and, since 2009, INKU (Austria), a unique feature which distinguishes the company from DIY stores and discounters. Today, Jordan has more than 1,000 employees and over 60 branches throughout Germany, as well as an Austrian subsidiary, INKU Jordan GmbH & Co. KG. Jordan is well positioned to meet the individual needs of retailers in the residential and property markets with its specialized product range which includes: Textiles and resilient floor coverings; parquet and laminate; curtains, fabrics, and wallpapers; and tools and accessories. As a one-stop-shop, JORDAN offers professionals a complete range of products.
NORDWEST has been an important fixture in the German wholesale trade for almost 100 years. The association provides a solid partnership with commercial traders and the manufacturing industry across Germany and Europe. Founded in 1919 in Bremen as an alliance of 22 hardware stores – whose main goal was to achieve competitive advantages by making joint purchases – today NORDWEST Handel AG and their 900 retail partners offer comprehensive, economically sound services in the areas of finance, logistics, IT, and sales and distribution, as well as procurement services.
EWM AG is the biggest German producer and one of the most important providers of arc welding technology in the world. Thanks to their countless, highly innovative developments, affecting all aspects of the welding process, the company is known and respected in the industry as a technological driving force. Thanks to EWM’s “blueEvolution” leitmotif and its “Multimatrix” technological evolution, customers can save money, secure jobs, protect the environment and increase their competitiveness, while welding in ways which are better, safer, more comfortable, and more environmentally friendly. EWM offers a full range of system solutions: ranging from welding tools and all their necessary components through welding torches to filler materials and welding-related accessories for manual and automated applications. They provide customers with a single point of contact and take complete technological responsibility for the entire welding process. Their 600 employees – working at eleven German and six international locations – and over 400 global sales and service centers ensure maximum coverage.
GEA Farm Technologies, with their headquarters in Bönen, Germany, offers farmers integrated product and application solutions for all aspects of milk production and animal livestock husbandry: from designing and planning a barn and operations concept to everyday herd and operational management. The company has been synonymous with forward-looking development since its establishment in 1926. They provide expertise in the areas of milk production, liquid manure technology, barn installations, automated feeding systems, and modern service and hygiene offerings. Their global product portfolio covers herds of all sizes as well as all the customer requirements resulting from a variety of different types of farming operations. GEA Farm Technologies maintains subsidiaries in more than 60 countries and employs over 2,300 employees across the globe.
GEMÜ is a leading world-wide manufacturer of valves and fittings, and automation components. They have been manufacturing innovative products and customer-specific solutions to control and regulate process media since 1964. The GEMÜ group develops and manufactures components and systems for use with liquids, steams, and gases. With more than 400,000 currently available product variations, their product portfolio is unrivalled. They offer specially designed measurement, control, and regulation components made of both metals and plastics. GEMÜ also provides engineering and manufacturing services, such as multi-port valve blocks and medical technology components.
1&1 is a leading DSL and mobile communications provider in Germany, providing hosting products for private individuals, business people, and freelance workers across ten countries. Their products range from email solutions and e-stores to servers at the higher end of the market. Since its foundation 27 years ago, 1&1 has been able to establish a presence in a variety of international markets, and now operates in the following countries: Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, the USA, Canada, and Mexico. 1&1 is based in Montabaur, Germany, and currently employs approximately 7,000 staff.
tele.ring is the best value provider on the Austrian mobile communications market. tele.ring is the only provider where you only pay for what you actually need. There are no extra costs and no artificially inflated fees. tele.ring always puts the customer first, offering plans that accommodate the actual calling patterns of customers. tele.ring is a mobile telecommunications services brand of T-Mobile Austria GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG.
With approximately 4 million customers and roughly 1,300 employees, T-Mobile Austria is the second largest mobile operator in the country. The company lives and breathes their slogan “THIS IS WHAT CONNECTS US.” They offer a comprehensive product portfolio, ranging from smartphones, tablets, services, and applications to machine-to-machine applications.
cnk*CHRISTINE NIKLAS has been developing premium face care products and cosmeceuticals in their own laboratories, using only high-quality ingredients, since 2003. cnk*CHRISTINE NIKLAS doesn’t imitate the big brands – choosing to focus on efficiency and innovation instead. Their emulsions are based on high-grade PC lecithin which forms lamellar structures, giving it excellent bioavailability. Thanks to a system specifically designed for the company, which works just like that of natural skin, their ingredients and high-tech agents have optimum effects.
The eismann Tiefkühl-Heimservice GmbH frozen food delivery service was founded in 1974 and is based in Mettmann, Germany. Today, it’s one of the largest providers of frozen foods, serving approximately two million households worldwide. This highly successful company has provided exemplary customer service for four decades: delivering tasty, high-quality products directly to customers’ homes. In Germany, eismann (“iceman”) is the market leader among companies offering a range of frozen foods. The eismann group includes around 4,800 employees and partners, 1,200 of which are independent retail agents in Germany, known as “icemen.” Their frozen foods are sold and distributed by way of 220 distribution offices in Europe and Brazil. The organization has received the “top employer” seal of approval, issued by the renowned Corporate Research Foundation Institute (CRF), several times in a row.
The Austrian Postal Service (“Österreichische Post AG”) is the leading provider of logistics and postal services in the country. Their core business includes delivery of letters and parcels, distribution of print media, and direct mail marketing. Their branch network is one of the biggest private customer networks in the country, offering customers throughout Austria premium quality mail, banking, and telecommunications products and services. By providing highly dependable postal services to both individual Austrians and businesses nationwide, the company plays an important role in maintaining and safeguarding the country’s communications and logistics infrastructures. Subsidiaries of the Austrian Postal Service also operate in twelve other European countries, dealing with parcels and logistics, as well as unaddressed direct mail items.
Royal Canin has been committed to the needs of companion animals from day one. In 1967, French veterinarian Jean Cathary ushered in a new era of pet nutrition when he developed a special pet food mixture that combined corn flakes, cereal, and meat to provide the right mix of nutrients to treat a canine skin disease which he had diagnosed. The treatment was successful – and led to the development of both dry pet food and the Royal Canin brand. Cathary realized that the most common diseases his four-legged patients suffered from were caused by their unbalanced diets. He started producing dry pet food on a large scale, at his own plant. In 1983, Royal Canin became a global player, acquiring businesses and production sites in the United States and Brazil. They have since systematically developed and expanded their product lines. In 1997, they introduced the RCCI Size product line, the first tailor-made nutrition program in the world, designed to meet the different needs of dogs of different ages, sizes, and levels of activity. In 2002, Royal Canin was acquired by the Mars/ Masterfoods group of companies. Royal Canin maintains its status as a successful brand and a profitable business, and has continued its independent operations in the global marketplace.