Feb 10, 2017

Ingersoll Rand | Trane grants the Wieland Group its 2016 Innovation & Value Creation Award

As one of six laureates, the Wieland Group was selected out of 13,000 suppliers by Ingersoll Rand for its 2016 Innovation & Value Creation Award.

Proposed by the Trane leadership for Technical Tubes in North America, the award is an appreciation of the close collaboration with R&D for technical innovations, as well as of the high quality and delivery performance for technical and industrial tubes on a global level. Criteria for this award included the delivery of innovative, customer-driven solutions, the expansion into emerging markets and the increase of the service business to drive profitable growth. In 2016, Wieland Thermal Solutions in particular had risen to the occasion and partnered with Ingersoll Rand to help deliver an innovative solution to customers, creating mutual success for both companies. Especially in the HVAC Chiller business, Wieland Thermal Solutions was recognized for continued effort to work hand in hand with Ingersoll Rand Engineering to develop new products to meet a defined customer niche. The award finally honors the willingness consistently demonstrated to invest in the development of innovative products. Wieland Thermal Solutions has a track record for meeting the high expectations for quality and delivery, while launching new product developments into production.

At the award ceremony f.l.t.r.: Xiangjun Yu, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, HVAC Transport Solutions, AP & India, Ingersoll Rand; Florian Hudelmaier, Manager Sales & Technical Marketing, Wieland Copper Products, Wheeling; Thomas G. Baker, Chief Exekutive Officer, Wieland Copper Products, Pine Hall and John Evans, VP, Global Procurement, Ingersoll Rand

Press release
Nov 14, 2016

By engineers for engineers – Wieland Thermal Solutions reissues the Heat Transfer Data Books

For many years, the Heat Transfer Engineering Data Books have been a standard reference in thermal engineering. They provide both a comprehensive basic knowledge and detailed insights into heat transfer engineering – a valuable resource for engineers in research and industry as well as for thermal engineering university students.

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Mar 23, 2016

Fiscal year 2014/15: lack of demand stimuli

In the fiscal year 2014/15 (1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015), Wieland Group sales rose by 0.4 percent year-on-year to 2,784 million euros (previous year: 2,772 million euros). At 443,000 tonnes, the sales quantity was 4.7 percent down on the prior-year level (previous year: 465,000 tonnes). Net income for the year was 48 million euros (previous year: 31 million euros).

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Dec 2, 2015

German-French Economy Award

Kelvion, Technip and Wieland win the German-French Economy Award in the category for Innovation and New Technologies

On Wednesday, 2 December 2015, the German-French Economy Award was granted for the third time in Paris for exemplary German-French cooperation in activities involving industry, environment, innovation, human resources and startups. The award was established in 2011 through an initiative of the German-French Chamber of Industry and Commerce under the patronage of the German and French ministries of economy. Every two years, German and French companies are presented with this award for exemplary cooperation projects between both countries.

More than 400 leading French and German personalities from business and politics were invited to the award ceremony at the Pavillon Gabriel, including Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for SMEs and Tourism, and Matthias Feikl, State Secretary of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the category for innovation and new technologies besides the consortium consisting of Kelvion, Technip and Wieland also , BASF France SAS applied for the award within the category Innovation with an agricultural project and CANSON SAS with an application from the chemical engineering field. Kelvion had applied with the DIESTA joint project. DIESTA has been developed under the R&D partnership between Kelvion, Technip and Wieland.

DIESTA, short for “dual internally and externally structured tube for air coolers,” is an innovative finned tube technology that applies enhanced surfaces. It was developed for dedicated applications in air-cooled heat exchangers, especially in the field of natural gas liquefaction. For use in LNG plants, it offers improvement in heat exchange efficiency of up to 20 %, reduction in CO2 emissions by lowering specific fuel gas consumption, and increase in LNG production as a result of power savings achieved.

This award acknowledges the excellence and innovation of this consortium, as well as close French-German collaboration.

Press Release from Kelvion

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Nov 2, 2015

2.5 million euro investment: Wieland-Werke AG develops an energy-efficient casting line – funded by the Free State of Bavaria

Lost-foam casting enables more efficient production of complex copper components.

How can complex-shaped copper components be manufactured economically and energy-efficiently? And how can energy be saved along the entire process chain and particularly during casting? These questions are addressed by Wieland with the EnerGuss project. Based on lost-foam casting, Wieland, as a manufacturer of copper semi-finished products located at Vöhringen/Bavaria, has commissioned a new research facility in order to produce test components and small-series quantities.

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