The tradition of honoring Klingelnberg employees for their many years of service continued as always in 2020. The service anniversary awards took place in small groups, with management expressing its thanks to each employee. The official ceremony, which normally takes place at the beginning of the year, will be held at a later date.
In total, the Klingelnberg management honored twelve employees for their 25 years of service and five employees for their 40 years of service to the company. Another four honorees were even able to look back on 50 years of at the company. “We are extremely proud to be able to present no less than four awards for over 50 years of service to the company. Such long-term loyalty is not something we can take for granted in this day and age,” said Martin Boelter, COO of the KLINGELNBERG Group.
Christoph Küster, CFO of the KLINGELNBERG Group, added: “A big thank-you to all our colleagues for their commitment and dedication over the years. With their technical expertise, our employees have played a substantial role in making us a leading company in the gear industry. At the same time, the broad range of professional fields at our company shows just how much combined know-how there is in mechanical engineering.”
2020 in Review
In 2020, Klingelnberg addressed the big trends, including Industry 4.0, automation, and electric drive concepts. New developments and advancements in particular machine and software components attest to Klingelnberg’s proven innovative strength as a system supplier that knows how to set standards with new technologies, ultra-efficient production processes, and Industry 4.0-capable complete solutions.
Already a winner of the prestigious Best of Industry Award 2018 for its Cyberphysical Production System in the Industry 4.0 category, Klingelnberg succeeded again this year in winning over trade journal MM Maschinenmarkt’s jury of experts for the Best of Industry Award 2020. There was an online reader vote, which accounted for 50% of the judging process, before the jury selected the winner. Only select prize-winning industrial products were eligible for the nomination. Klingelnberg was among the lucky winners, receiving accolades in the MeasuringTechnology category for its Complete Measurement in a Single Stage – Done-in-One solution.
In addition, due to the large number of canceled exhibitions in 2020, Klingelnberg took the initiative of launching its own WebSeminar series. Experts gave talks on a broad range of topics in the areas of measuring technology, cylindrical gears, and bevel gears. There was tremendous interest in the 60-minute live sessions, providing Klingelnberg the opportunity to welcome participants from all over the world.