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Ceramic brake disks push the limits in motor sports

Brake disks made from carbon ceramic can finally be perfectly restored

Ceramic brake disks push the limits in motor sports

Ceramic brake disks can be perfectly restored.

Carbon braking systems have revolutionized motor sport as barely any other innovations have. The highly efficient functioning, the noticeable lower weight, the stable brake performance in race mode, and the extremely long lifespan make ceramic brake disks a must. The ceramic brakes heats up to above 1,000 degrees Celsius on the race track. In the case of road sports cars, a purely carbon brake disk does not work, as the disk also needs to work in everyday mode, in wet conditions, and at temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter. As a result another material is used, carbon ceramic. This is a little heavier, but offers a considerably larger temperature window and noticeably longer durability. Nevertheless, the stress on the disk is still immense. When, however, a steel brake disk fails due to overheating, a carbon ceramic brake can continue to work reliably, and will do so until well above 1,000 degrees Celsius.

How does a ceramic brake disk get worn down?

At temperatures well above 500 degrees Celsius carbon fibres can burn off. This is particularly the case if the vehicle frequently brakes quickly from high speed ranges. Here experts refer to „oxidative wear“, whereby the ceramic brake disk also loses weight. If placed under heavy stress, ceramic brakes should be checked regularly. Heavily stressed and worn disks require frequent repair. Characteristics are a rough surface, grooves, or smaller breaks. REBRAKE – this is the unique restoration service for ceramic brake disks run by FOXX Automotive. However, only brake disks which are undamaged at their core can be made as good as new following an extensive entrance test during which different diagnostics procedures are applied. Cracks running right the way through, for example, are criteria for exclusion. For this reason alone you should carry out regular inspections so as not to miss the right moment for a repair.

Value-for-money solution with an astonishing result – ceramic brake disk restoration

The REBRAKE repair service is unique, value-for-money, and incredibly effective to boot. And it is in increasing demand because ever more vehicles are being fitted with expensive ceramic braking systems. REBRAKE – a service that can make worn, heavily stressed ceramic brakes as good as new. And all that for a manageable cost. Exchanging a brake disk made from carbon ceramics can cost up to 5,000 Euro. Repair, on the other hand, costs much less, from 1,095 Euro plus statutory VAT.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171


Networked tube bending and time benefits in shipbuilding

The transfluid software improves mobile processes and high-performance bending machine for large tubes offer up to 60% time savings

Networked tube bending and time benefits in shipbuilding

heaper and faster bending of large tubes with the ‚t bend‘ tube bending technology from transfluid. (Source: transfluid)

Digital solutions are required by the international shipbuilding and off-shore industry for efficient planning of their resources and processes. To support that, the high-tech machine manufacturer transfluid combine their bending technologies for large diameter tubes with online networking aimed at practical applications, as with the „t project“ software calculating beforehand the exact orientation of the flanges, when bending straight tubes with welded flanges. Mobile measuring tools acquire data on-site, for instance in order to measure template tubes accurately. In addition to that, transfluid offers the option of tube end-forming processes with the rotary tube forming UMR „t form“ machine. For instance, it is possible to introduce flared flanges economically and subsequently bend the tube.

Bending tubes with a diameter of up to 400mm faster – SMM 2018: Hall B2.EG/Stand 324
„Saving time and money are aspects that we make possible for this industry, when it comes to tube processing“, says transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH director Stefanie Flaeper. „Our „t bend“ CNC bending machine has replaced the need to weld bends onto large tubes a long time ago, as it lowers the production costs.“ In addition to that, the bending systems save up to 60% of the production time for tubes with a diameter up to 400mm. The fast setting-up of the machine, at times in less than 10 minutes, also plays a crucial role. Equipped with a fully automated CNC control system, the transfluid units can process tubes with thin and thick walls and made of any material, even with radii of 1.5 x tube diameter or more. These tight bending radii are achieved with unrivalled minimal thinning of the tube walls. This leads to benefits also in terms of space on board the ship.

Better bending of tubes with flanges with the transfluid software
It is possible to achieve much simpler and much cheaper tube processing, when the flanges are welded onto the straight tube beforehand, because the welding process is considerably faster at that stage. With the internal connection to the CAD programs, the „t project“ bending software can process the isometrics immediately. Flanges can be chosen from a database and integrated in the isometrics, also in terms of bending technology. „With the directional bending of the flanged tubes our solution is able to improve the flexibility of the manufacturing. The processes clearly become simpler“, explains Stefanie Flaeper.

„t project“ for mobile use on board
The tablet version of the „t project Draft“ software offers greater freedom for on-site practical applications. It allows the user to acquire data with a very light, portable measuring system. It is thus possible to collect data, for instance for connector tubes, both the geometries of the process, as well as the flanges and the position of the flanges. Time savings are particularly significant for this aspect. The process of measuring on board only requires a few minutes, even for more complex tubes with flanges. All the data is acquired digitally, documented and the data can be transferred online and be available to the technical office, as well as the bending machine. Once a tube-part has been completed, it can be measured once again, in order to guarantee a smooth installation. And here is an additional time benefit: whilst tubes are processed with the measurement data that was provided, further measurements can be taken on board.

Effective forming of tube ends
A key aspect of tube processing in the shipbuilding industry is the forming of tube ends, like the forming of flared flanges on the tubes. With the rolling UMR „t form“ machine it is possible to shape tubes with diameters up to 325mm. Almost tool-independent, it uses a controlled shaping cone, which can be programmed freely during the task. Another interesting shaping option is the cylindrical expansion of tube ends, in order to connect two tubes. The transfluid solution to this challenge is suitable for tubes with a nominal size up to 250. The traditional practice in shipbuilding of welding with two seams on each connection sleeve for large nominal sizes is now redundant.
transfluid will be SMM 2018, hall B2.3G, stand 324, to present its high-tech solutions for the processing of tubes in shipbuilding.


transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone: +49 2972 97 15 – 0
Fax: +49 2972 97 15 – 11

Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
Phone: +49 (0) 271 7700160

English Press Releases

Taking technical documentation further! – The SCHEMA Conference 2018

Taking technical documentation further! - The SCHEMA Conference 2018


SCHEMA Group, the Nuremberg-based manufacturer of high-performance component content management solutions, hosted its annual conference – SCHEMA Conference 2018 – at Nuremberg’s NCC Mitte convention centre on 19th and 20th June. Another two fascinating days were in store for visitors to the annual highlight of the technical writing and documentation industry, which was attended by new and long-standing customers, interested parties and partners of SCHEMA as well as lecturers. The SCHEMA Conference 2018 generated a great deal of interest: more than 500 participants from a total of 13 countries were there to find out about the latest developments in the field of technical writing and documentation.

Presented across a variety of events, the key themes this year were undoubtedly automation and workflows in technical writing, support for iiRDS, the new tekom industry standard for information transfer, as well as augmented reality in conjunction with SCHEMA ST4, SCHEMA CDS and RE´FLEKT. However, the event as a whole focused first and foremost on SCHEMA products: SCHEMA ST4, the component content management system solution used to create all types of product information and SCHEMA CDS, short for Content Delivery Server, which is another solution developed by SCHEMA for the seamless transfer of intelligent information to other systems.

In addition to the large opening event including reports on the current state of development of SCHEMA ST4 and SCHEMA CDS, visitors had the opportunity to find out much more about product innovations at the conference workshops. In his workshop „More fun with Workflow Designer“, Maximilian Herrmann, a trainer at SCHEMA, showed ways to use the key innovation in the recently published 2018 version of SCHEMA ST4 in practice. Pierre Hain, who works for SCHEMA Solutions, expanded on this theme in his workshop „Back to the future – Workflows in the year 2018“ in humorous fashion and, by reproducing the children’s game „Connect Four“ using workflow scripts, demonstrated just how powerful the innovations in SCHEMA ST4 2018 really are. Heide Ebert, also a trainer at SCHEMA, ran a workshop on how SCHEMA ST4 supports the new iiRDS industry standard. All these workshops equipped customers with the tools and the necessary know-how to face the future of technical writing and documentation with confidence.

Presentations from customers also showed visitors some of the different ways SCHEMA products can be used. In their presentation entitled „Three success factors when using SCHEMA ST4“, Jürgen Wüllrich and Robert Hachula of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG showed what is involved in introducing and refining component content management systems like SCHEMA ST4. Their company has been using the software solution for the past 13 years, and so had a wealth of experience to bring. Saskia Miller and Christina Steidle of B/S/H/ Hausgeräte GmbH, part of the Bosch Group, demonstrated how SCHEMA ST4 can be used to create instruction manuals in their talk on „Our road to interactive manuals – SCHEMA ST4 at B/S/H/ Hausgeräte GmbH“. Basing their presentation on an example, they showed what interactive instruction manuals look like when they are created using SCHEMA products. Uwe Podlasly, technical writer and SCHEMA ST4 administrator at Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA, gave a presentation on „ST4 Workflows at Ottobock – Current use and potential future applications“, showing how his company currently uses SCHEMA and the potential for future applications. As part of the medical industry, the use of workflows in SCHEMA ST4 helps Ottobock save time and the traceability features also provide legal protection.

Automation and workflows in the plenary session

There was a podium discussion once again this year. This year too SCHEMA employee Klaus Kurre took the role of moderator and guided the discussion on „Does workflow support for technical writing make processes more efficient?“. Questions from the audience on process support by SCHEMA ST4 were put by Dr Markus Nickl (doctima GmbH), Ralf Robers (Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics GmbH), Arno Schmidt (Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA), Adrian Schröder (Miele & Cie. KG), Managing Director Stefan Freisler, Matthias Hofmann and Dieter Pichl (all from the SCHEMA Group).
Eighteen SCHEMA partners, including service providers, translation service providers and consultants, were also available during breaks in the conference to answer any questions. This year’s guests included A2, Across, Carstens + Partner, Congree, Doctima, Dokuwerk, Dr. Rieland, eDok, ep Technische Dokumentation, Imprimatur, Kaleidoscope, neo communication, nlg, Schmeling + Consultants, SDL Trados, T3, text&form and Transline Deutschland.

Evening programme and closing speech

The first day’s events once again concluded at the „Bratwurst Röslein“ in Nuremberg“s Old Town. The relaxed atmosphere gave participants the opportunity to make new contacts, as well as greet old friends from last year. In what almost felt like a family gathering, participants were able to relax and unwind over a delicious meal.

The second day of the conference was brought to a close by internationally renowned geneticist and best-selling author Professor Markus Hengstschläger with a keynote speech on talent management.

Save the date: The next SCHEMA Conference will be held on 14th and 15th May 2019 in Nuremberg’s Mitte Convention Center at MesseNürnberg.

Company Description SCHEMA Group

The SCHEMA Group develops and markets high-performance solutions for information logistics. Founded in 1995, the company employs over 130 people at its headquarters and development site in Nuremberg, Germany.

Relied upon by over 500 customers, the SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System (CCMS) and the SCHEMA CDS Content Delivery Server number among the most widely used systems for a modular approach to technical writing and documentation. The SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System and the SCHEMA CDS Content Delivery Server cater to all functions relating to the creation, versioning, variant control, translation, quality assurance, publication and distribution of product information – from service information on a mobile device to the final layout for a print catalogue. SCHEMA ST4 is a flexible system that can be scaled to suit the needs of small authoring teams up to entire companies. It is also available as a standard version or as a client-specific solution. SCHEMA CDS distributes information while providing its immediate availability.

The SCHEMA Group’s solutions are suitable for a broad range of applications. They are deployed in a wide variety of sectors including mechanical and plant engineering, automotive, IT, electronics, medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry. Clients such as ABB, Agilent, Andritz, Bentley, Bombardier, Bosch, Bundesanzeiger Federal Gazette, Carl Zeiss, Caterpillar, Daimler, Datev, Doppelmayr, General Electric, KSB, MAN, Miele, Austrian Federal Railways, Philips, Porsche, Roche, Schaeffler Group, SEW Eurodrive, Siemens, SMA, Toyota, TüV, Voith, Weleda, Wincor Nixdorf and many more rely on systems from SCHEMA.

SCHEMA. Complex documents made easy.

SCHEMA Consulting GmbH
Claudine Baumhauer
Hugo-Junkers-Strasse 15-17
90411 Nürnberg
Phone: +49 911-586861-29
Fax: +49 911-586861-70

Automotive Traffic

Highlight – The ZENEC Z-E3756 Sat Nav for the Fiat Ducato

ZENEC’s new Z-E3756 navigation system is judged by the German Car & HiFi magazine (issue 4/2018) to be the perfect sat nav for all motorhomes based on the Fiat Ducato, Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer.

Highlight - The ZENEC Z-E3756 Sat Nav for the Fiat Ducato

Highlight: the Z-E3756 sat nav for Fiat Ducato

Together with the Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer, the Fiat Ducato is the most popular basic vehicle for motorhomes. With the Z-E3756 the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC has a new motorhome navitainer in its product range that integrates perfectly with vehicles based on this platform – technically and visually. The specialist magazine Car & HiFi has thoroughly tested ZENEC’s new camper sat nav in issue 4/2018 over three pages, and is enthusiastic. The testers rate the price/performance as outstanding, awarding the Z-E3756 the ‚Highlight‘ accolade in the ‚Top Class‘ category.

The Z-E3756 scored with the testers on account of its navigation software being specially designed for camping vehicles. The new navigation engine knows its way around in 47 European countries and includes over 6.5 million Premium Points of Interest. Added to that is an impressively comprehensive camping POI database that offers „information on approx. 20,000 different camping and motorhome stopover sites in almost every European country“.
To make sure you are navigated only along routes suitable for your motorhome, the Z-E3756 gives you a choice of different vehicle profiles so you can enter data specific to your vehicle. „Important parameters like weight, height, length, width and so on can be individually set and then taken into account for selection of the route“, explain the tech journalists. „This eliminates nasty surprises such as bridges that are too low or narrow local through-roads.“ Also taken into account are the different speed limits and speed restrictions in European countries, which also contributes to a relaxed journey.

As the new ZENEC is specifically built for use in the motorhome three cameras can be connected. In addition there is an audio channel for a microphone that is automatically activated on engaging the reverse gear. „But you don’t just see but also hear what is going on behind the vehicle“, explains Car & HiFi, „very practical if you want someone to stand there and help direct.“ The other camera inputs can be used for various other functions, for example as a front camera or as an aid when draining gray water.
The Z-E3756 has an integrated streaming module for transmitting music to external Bluetooth speakers. Audio functions are then controlled via an app from the Android smartphone. „That makes a lot of sense for a camper navigation system“, is the praise to be heard from the tech journalists. „You can then sit in comfort outside at a stopover site and still enjoy the full range of media features of the ZENEC.“

The comprehensive infotainment feature set of the Z-E3756 is thoroughly convincing: DAB+ digital radio, CD/DVD drive, Bluetooth, HDMI and two USB inputs ensure optimal entertainment and communication. Added to that is also the option to integrate Android smartphones using Android Auto so you can use compatible apps or online services and control them from the touchscreen of the navitainer.
„Whether during the journey or at a stopover boredom is therefore guaranteed not to arise“ is the resulting judgment of Car & HiFi on the media section, which also turned in a „faultless performance“ in the test lab: „Vanishingly low distortion and noise figures, solid power at the preamp outputs and linear frequency responses are positives to note.“

Special praise is reserved not only for the integrated DAB+ dual tuner which, according to the tech journalists, „indulges the listener with a crystal clear, noise-free sound and very stable reception“. The numerous audio functions – audio DSP, 10-band graphic EQ, active high- and low-pass filters and 24-bit D/A converter – also impress the testers: „The sound quality from all sources is very good, with the comprehensive setting options of the DSP also allowing high quality audio chains to be controlled.“

The tech journalists are particularly impressed by how easy the Z-E3756 is to use: „The capacitive 17.8 cm size touchscreen sits securely behind a glass surface. It reacts rapidly to the touch of a finger and provides a high level of brightness and good contrast for brilliant reproduction.“
At the same time the ease of use according to Car & HiFi is supported by the GUI design: „The clear menus are very nicely done with pleasingly large buttons. Using the controls is therefore safe even while driving.“

„The ZENEC Z-E3756 is in all respects very well-thought out, and perfectly tailored to the needs and requirements of motorhome travelers“, is the final verdict of the testers, awarding ZENEC’s „perfect travel companion“ in the Fiat Ducato the ‚Highlight‘ accolade.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47

punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817

Science Research Technology

Asahi Kasei Medical: New Strategies for blood purification

Asahi Kasei Medical: New Strategies for blood purification

Asahi Kasei Medical Rheofilter (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, July 5, 2018 – On May 26, Asahi Kasei Medical, a leading manufacturer of products for hemodialysis and therapeutic apheresis treatment launched the first Apheresis Meeting Industry Symposium within the Industry Symposium program of the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen. 500 participants joined the Symposium.

Therapeutic apheresis is used to treat a wide range of intractable diseases, such as autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral arterial disease, ulcerative colitis, neurological diseases or lipid disorders. Asahi Kasei Medical, founded in 1974 and the first company to globally introduce the hollow fiber separation technology, is offering therapeutic apheresis products that use membrane separation and selective adsorption technology to enable the treatment of many intractable diseases that cannot be treated using drugs. Therapeutic apheresis is increasingly used in the field of preventive medicine.

The membrane used in hollow fiber separation technology only permits plasma and proteins to pass through. Cellular components such as erythrocytes, leukocytes and thrombocytes are filtered out through the fine pores of the special hollow fibre membrane. Plasma and pathogenic substances can be removed, the plasma can be purified and returned to the patient.

During the Apheresis Meeting Industry Symposium, Professor Antonio Santoro (Bologna, Italy) chaired three sessions on Therapeutic Apheresis respectively held by Professor Lionel Rostaing (Grenoble, France), Dr. Alfonso Ramunni (Bari, Italy) and Professor Christoph Wanner (Würzburg University, Germany).

The first session by Professor Christoph Wanner titled „Lipid Apheresis and PCSK9-Antibodies:
Complementary or Competitive?“ explained how high plasma Lipoprotein(a) levels are related with the risk of myocardial infarction in the general population and which preventive action the apheresis treatment exerts by removing Lipoprotein(a) from patient“s blood.

The second session, „Rheopheresis in peripheral artery disease“ presented by Dr. Alfonso Ramunni, focused on removal of Fibrinogen from patient“s plasma and how it impacts peripheral vascular diseases such as Ischemic Diabetic Foot, Critical Limb Ischemia, Sudden Hearing Loss or Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

The third and last session, held by Professor Lionel Rostaing, „Desensitization in ABO incompatible kidney transplant candidates in order to achieve long term outcome“ explained about apheresis treatment efficiency with graft survival in ABO incompatible patients.

ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association), founded in 1963 aims at fostering the advancement of science and clinical work in nephrology, dialysis, renal transplantation, hypertension and related diseases with a strong focus on bettering patient“s health. It counts 7, 253 members.

ERA-EDTA Congress is the International annual scientific event that gathers about seven thousand physicians from Europe and worldwide. This year“s Congress took place in Copenhagen on 24-27 May 2018.

Asahi Kasei Medical
Asahi Kasei Medical is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of products for hemodialysis and therapeutic apheresis treatment. The company was founded in 1974 as part of the Asahi Kasei Group which employs 35,000 employees worldwide. Asahi Kasei Medical started its activity by producing and selling unique world leading dialyzers. In 1981, the company developed and started to sell filters for therapeutic apheresis and expanded treatment options to contribute to patient“s quality of life. Asahi Kasei Medical has expanded its network worldwide by establishing subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, America and today has about 2,200 employees worldwide.

About Asahi Kasei
Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 35,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world. For more information, visit

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139

financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12

Politics Law Society

GmbH shareholder“s rights of access and inspection

GmbH shareholder“s rights of access and inspection

GmbH shareholder"s rights of access and inspection

The shareholders of a GmbH, a type of German private limited company, have extensive rights to information that go beyond the general meeting of the shareholders, and they are able to exercise their rights of access and inspection.

GmbH shareholders entrust the managing director with the fate of their company. Notwithstanding this, they do, of course, have the right to be informed about what is happening in their firm at all times. In addition to the general meeting of the shareholders, the rights of access and inspection are an important tool for shareholders to gain an insight into all commercially and legally relevant matters within the company. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that while their rights of access and inspection are indeed wide-ranging, they are not without their limits.

What is the order situation? Which projects have been completed and which are at the planning stage? How are the agreements structured? These and other questions are of interest to all shareholders. They receive answers to these questions at the general meeting of the shareholders. They can also receive answers by exercising their rights of access and inspection, and in doing so request information concerning concluded transactions, projects at the planning stage, agreements, records, protocols etc. These rights to information may also be applicable to a limited extent if the GmbH has a financial interest in other companies.

The GmbH shareholder“s rights of access and inspection cannot be restricted by the articles of association. Moreover, the managing director is obligated to provide the desired information without delay. However, he or she must also assess whether providing the information would go against the company“s interests. This would be the case, for instance, if there was reason to fear that the shareholder might use the information for non-company purposes and thereby damage the company, e.g. because the shareholder has a financial interest in a rival company as well.

In such instances, the managing director needs to act prudently. If he or she acts on their own authority in refusing access or the right of inspection, he or she is committing a breach of duty and may render themselves liable to pay damages. Conversely, he or she cannot release the information if they have reason to fear an abuse of rights or use of information for non-company purposes. The final decision must therefore be taken by the general meeting of the shareholders. The shareholder seeking the information is not authorized to vote on this resolution. If the general meeting decides to deny the shareholder access or the right of inspection, the latter can still try and enforce his or her rights through the courts.

Lawyers who are experienced in the field of company law can advise shareholders and managing directors.

GRP Rainer LLP is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24

Trading Services

SKVTechnik recommends: Side channel blower for protective gas delivery

Argon production is also a work area for side channel blowers of SKVTechnik. Customers like to use the industrially heavy-duty machines for their systems as endurance runners.

SKVTechnik recommends: Side channel blower for protective gas delivery


Side channel blowers are also used in industry for the transport and compression of noble gases. As long as gases are not flammable or explosive, side channel blowers can be used well for compression or extraction. Especially when higher pressures have to be overcome.

For the exemplary operating point of a volume of approx. 100 m³ / hour at approx. +600 mbar, SKVTechnik recommends a side channel blower K07 RMD 5.5kW with TMS impregnation and sealing. The K07 with the 5.5 kW engine provides approx. 95 m³ / h at a system back pressure of 600 mbar. The volume flow can be controlled by connecting a frequency converter together with the pressure.

Argon is a noble gas, which is used in industry as welding gas, inert gas or carrier gas. The gas is thus used to prevent the penetration of traces of reactive gases in a reaction environment. But the presence of argon and the flow around the reaction vessel with argon excludes traces of reactive gases. Argon is transported by the side channel compressor and blown into the reaction environment. Of course, the argon must retain its purity content to work and prevent unwanted reactions. The promotional side channel compressor must therefore not suck in air components. The side channel blower of SKVTechnik, which is intended for this purpose, is specially sealed for this purpose. A corresponding certificate is issued for each side channel blower to be delivered separately.

The SKVTechnik online shop has been operating in the European market since 2012 and supplies customers with consistent quality and delivery reliability. Customers benefit from good purchase prices and high volumes. Interested parties are now trying out the SKVTechnik service.

Press contact:
Werner Bernberger – SKVTechnology Representative
Strassberger Str. 31
08527 Plauen
Tel. +49 3741 2510951

SKV Technik is an online retailer that has only side channel blowers and fans in its program. Fast service and 3 years warranty on most products. || SKV Technik ist ein Online-Händler, der nur Seitenkanalgebläse und Ventilatoren in seinem Programm hat. Schneller Service und 3 Jahre Garantie auf die meisten Produkte.

Melanie Schreiber
Straßberger Straße 31
08527 Plauen
Phone: 01727799600

English Press Releases

Efficient and environmentally-friendly: Ceramic brake disks

When brake disks made from carbon ceramic are worn down they can be repaired with ease

Efficient and environmentally-friendly: Ceramic brake disks

Ceramic brakes from Rebrake Restoration Service.

Carbon ceramic brake disks are predominantly used in top class models made by Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes or Lamborghini. Experts think that the highly efficient ceramic brakes will also win over the mid-range market, bit by bit. The advantages are clear. Ceramic brake disks ensure a noticeably shorter braking distance, are only around half as heavy as grey cast iron, and have a life expectancy almost four times as long than inferior brake types. The environmental aspect is becoming ever more important. Ceramic brake disks experience very low wear, regardless of surface moisture and temperature. As a top-of-the-range braking system they produce much less friction and mainly only fine dust.

Ceramic brake disks – when value, durability, and efficiency are important

Ceramic brake disks are made from carbon ceramic, a compound material reinforced with carbon fibres. The material („carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide“) is not only used in braking systems for sports cars or limousines on the luxury market where value, durability, and efficiency play a particularly important role. The material is particularly prized by astronautic engineers, for example, when they need to protect landing capsules from high temperatures as they re-enter the earth“s atmosphere. In addition, the issue of weight economisation plays a highly decisive role in air and space travel. Ceramic brake discs are expensive but very often contribute to a long car life. Manufacturers suggest a mileage of up to 300,000 km.

Making ceramic brake discs as good as new at low cost

For sporty driving styles, however, wear can appear a little earlier. Wear and tear on the surface make repair or replacement necessary. With the REBRAKE Restoration Service from FOXX Automotive, worn out ceramic brake disks can be made as good as new for little cost. It doesn’t matter which manufacturer produced the brake disk or how big it is. As might be imagined, the repair of a worn brake disk made from carbon ceramic is simple. The tried and tested procedure is precise and sophisticated. After an entrance test used to establish if the ceramic brake disk can be restored, the surface is milled down and replaced with new material. Using infiltration with polymer material and subsequent pyrolysis at 1,100 degrees Celsius, precisely the right amount of material is added for the brake disk“s target weight to be reached. The restored ceramic brake disk will have at least the same characteristics as on fresh out of the factory. Based on the increased hardness of the surface it may even last for longer and have better characteristics than a new ceramic brake disk.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171

Business Economy Finances

Social Media Marketing

Marketing on Social Media has gained a lot of importance

Marketing is a very important aspect of success. Especially starting out as a business you need to invest a lot of time and effort into the right marketing strategy. Nowadays Marketing offers plenty of possibilities, e.g. through Social Media, but at the same time it means there is more competition, says Rieta de Soet, CEO of De Soet Consulting in Switzerland.

The first step is to think about what your goal is. Once a goal is set, it is easier to focus on how to achieve it and find the right strategies. Ambition is important, but without focus you find yourself struggling very quickly, says Rieta de Soet, who has been supporting companies at her Business Center for over 20 years.

Simple yet effective are two of the keywords. Use Social Media Channels, but choose carefully which ones, because in the beginning it is impossible to keep them all updated without employees who were hired specifically for that reason.

To choose which platform is the best one, it is useful to do some research in advance and find out which channels are popular with the customers you want to reach.

De Soet Consulting helps their customers to work out a marketing strategy and stay focused on their goal.

De Soet Consulting ist eine Beratungsgesellschaft mit einem Team von Betriebswirten, Steuerberatern, Marketing- und Unternehmensberatern, die über eine 20-jährige Beratungserfahrung verfügen. De Soet Consulting betreut weltweit in Amerika, Asien und Europa Kunden, die ihren bisherigen Standort verlagern oder eine neue Firma gründen wollen. De Soet Consulting bietet Komplettlösungen für Unternehmen an, die ihren Standort verlegen oder einen neuen Standort gründen wollen.

De Soet Consulting
Rieta Vanessa
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Phone: 0041 41 560 36 00

Computer Information Telecommunications

Boosting Customer Quality of Experience through Optical Connectivity

KDPOF Delivers Plastic Optical Fibers to Home Networks – Cost-efficient, Easy to Install, Robust

Boosting Customer Quality of Experience through Optical Connectivity

KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience

KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – introduces a Plastic Optical Fiber backbone inside the home: in combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible. „ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds while users at home are locally connecting more and more devices to the internet,“ explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. „The paradox is that while access speeds have increased, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up.“

POF Enhances Quality of Experience

This is particularly worrisome because Quality of Experience has become a very important differentiator for broadband service providers. Customers expect to experience the speeds they are paying for. If these speeds are lower than expected, they will be disappointed and the Quality of Experience will be affected. KDPOF has been working closely with Telefonica in a trial to test the benefits of POF. KDPOF“s technology helps to provide subscribers with very high connectivity speeds all around the home, allowing users to enjoy high-quality video streaming such as 4K IPTV, and supporting services such as online gaming with the lowest latency. According to the results of the trial, Quality of Experience can increase dramatically, leading to a surge in customer loyalty. Sara Martin-Sanz Albendea, Project Manager with Telefonica and responsible for the project known within Telefonica as ‚Plastic Optical Fiber in the House‘: „KDPOF offers a great solution for improving customer satisfaction. Quality of Experience is a key success factor for Telefonica.“

Reliable High-speed Connectivity for Homes

ISPs and Telecom Operators have been investigating various potential solutions. No-New-Wires technologies such as Wireless Mesh or Powerline do not offer a clear alternative. These solutions have performance problems in houses with brick and mortar walls, or they are degraded since they depend too much on the existing and often old, low-quality cabling. New-cable solutions such as Ethernet Cabling require new ducts to be created, which is difficult for customers to accept. Plastic Optical Fiber, on the other hand, is cost-efficient, easy to install, and robust. By working with KDPOF, operators can offer their clients low latency, fast download speeds, and reliable connectivity for video.


Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
Phone: +34 91 8043387

ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098