HANNS. A Pioneers Magazine
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You have before you the second issue of HANNS. A Pioneers Magazine, which gives you regular news updates and interesting facts from the world of HOERBIGER. Thank you for your great comments on the first issue and the many suggestions for future stories. Your feedback delights and motivates us.
In this issue, we would once again like to give you an insight into the work of our colleagues at HOERBIGER and show how we are driving global change together with our customers and contributing to a better future.
If you missed the first issue of HANNS. A Pioneers Magazine, you can download all the articles and the PDF of the first issue further below.
We hope you enjoy reading.
The editorial team
With the invention of the steel plate valve in 1895, the Austrian engineer Hanns Hörbiger (1860–1931) not only laid the foundation for today’s HOERBIGER Group; his innovation was also one of the key technologies for industrial development.
Today, HOERBIGER helps its customers and partners in various industries around the globe with performance-defining products and services to improve the performance and safety of their products and operations, save energy, reduce emissions, and save lives.
The increasing demand for clean and sustainable energy has shifted the focus to hydrogen as a key component for a green future. Hydrogen, for example, is of central importance in efforts to decarbonize industrial applications. In addition to established battery technology, hydrogen engines and hydrogen fuel cells could also play a decisive role in emissions-free mobility.
As a long-standing, successful family-owned company and with a foundation as its majority owner, HOERBIGER has a corporate culture that has always included long-term thinking. Sustainable management and future viability are central goals of the Group strategy. This applies not only to the company itself, but especially to solutions that HOERBIGER uses to enable its customers to run their operations in a more environmentally friendly manner.
Agnieszka Zając has been managing the HOERBIGER plant in Bolesławiec since 2015, where 250 employees manufacture performance-determining products for various HOERBIGER divisions. Her focus is on close customer relationships and a culture in which everyone works toward a common goal.
HOERBIGER Corporation of America (HCA) is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2023. Founded in a small suburb of New York City, today the company has more than 300 employees who ensure that the HOERBIGER brand is regarded as a seal of quality and excellence in North America.
Arek Dyrdol heads HOERBIGER Corporation of America since December 2020 and is responsible for the North America region at HOERBIGER. On the occasion of HCA's 60th anniversary, we spoke with him about the recipes for long-term success and the company's plans for the future.
Deublin, the world’s leading provider of rotary unions and part of the HOERBIGER family since 2019, has revolutionized the functionality and performance of rotating systems with its products. Frank Reimold, member of Deublin’s global leadership team and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, explains what a rotary union is and how it works.
Johannes Weinert works on artificial intelligence (AI) in the automotive sector. His goal: to use innovative AI solutions to make production processes holistically more profitable and so increase both the quality and the sustainability of the products.
In 1982, Martina Hörbiger established the HOERBIGER Foundation in Switzerland with the aim of preserving HOERBIGER’s independence and entrepreneurial legacy beyond her death.
Growth. A term that has once again become a persistent topic of discussion in the media – generally as something to be concerned about. High inflation, rising interest rates and a difficult geopolitical situation are slowing economic growth, we read everywhere. “The World Bank lowers its global growth forecast and warns of a possible recession,” claims another headline. And just at this time HOERBIGER is proclaiming a phase of growth – how does that fit together?
In the 2022 fiscal year, the HOERBIGER Group succeeded in achieving the highest sales in the company’s history despite a challenging economic environment. Now the company is setting its course for the future.
A new plant currently being built in Changzhou will unite the production of the HOERBIGER Compression Division and the Safety Business Unit in China under one roof, starting in 2024.
For optimum offroad capability, a German sports car manufacturer relies on a chassis height adjustment system from HOERBIGER for its “Dakar” limited-edition model. HOERBIGER technology makes the car just as dynamic on bumpy sand and gravel roads as on the racetrack.
Iris Schierhuber joined HOERBIGER in May 2022 after holding various positions in international human resources (HR) management. She is responsible for People & Culture in the Compression Division and is a member of the global P&C Leadership Team.
As renewable energy sources become increasingly important, battery energy storage systems provide a stable power supply, mostly using lithium-ion battery technology. The solutions offered by HOERBIGER’s Safety Business Unit protect people and the environment while complying with the associated regulations.
With its automation solutions, the German WEISS Group is one of the world’s leading system suppliers to the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering, life sciences and electronics. Its North American subsidiary, based in Willoughby, Ohio, USA, was looking for a reliable, easy-to-install electrical slip ring for car body production tables. WEISS engineers found what they were looking for at Deublin, a HOERBIGER company.
HOERBIGER has been a global player from its very beginnings. Industry leaders around the globe quickly recognized the groundbreaking benefits of Hanns Hörbiger’s steel plate valve, and the company’s founder granted international licenses for the use of this key technology as early as the beginning of the last century.