The Wittmann Group celebrated the 10th anniversary of the integration of Battenfeld Kunststofftechnik GmbH earlier this month in the company of more than 1400 guests at its Kottingbrunn, Austria, facility.
In addition to seeing first-hand the culmination of various plant expansions over the years, visitors received an update on Wittmann 4.0 initiatives, watched demos on more than a dozen machines from the PowerSeries and previewed the new vertical VPower system, which received its first public showing. It wouldn’t be a proper celebration without a dinner party, which was held at the METAStadt (Meta City) in Vienna. In addition to the culinary offerings, Wittmann Battenfeld provided guests with some food for thought, as it served up milestones from the company’s history.
|More than 1400 guests attending the 10th anniversary celebration of the integration of Battenfeld Kunststofftechnik GmbH into the Wittmann Group were among the first in the world to see the company's new vertical VPower system.|
The two-day event started on June 13, a highlight of which was a keynote speech from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Schilp of Augsburg University, who spoke about the real-world implementation of cyber-physical production systems.
During guided afternoon tours, visitors were introduced to a new processing line for the larger machines of the SmartPower and EcoPower series. Several expert hubs were set up, where guests could gain insights on process technology, integration and plasticizing systems.
“These last 10 years were successful years for our company. We are glad that so many of our customers and partners were here to celebrate with us,” said Georg Tinschert, Managing Director of Wittmann Battenfeld.