MACHINES FOR FUN
Far away from factory buildings, some machines don't see their calling in producing goods. Nevertheless, their mission is of great importance: entertainment. Here is a personal selection of the most fun machines. They might even provide some shopping inspiration in time for Christmas.
A CANADIAN ADVENTURE
It is a while ago now, but the memories remain just as fresh. Manuel Buchmann spent almost two years - from April 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009, to be precise - as a Technical Sales Advisor at MULTIVAC in Canada, supporting the packaging machinery manufacturer from Germany's Allgäu region as it split its sales organization MULTIVAC Canada from MULTIVAC USA.
JAPAN: ONE STEP AHEAD
It is 8:00 a.m. in the bay of Tokyo. The Schaeffler office in the Yokohama Business Park exudes an air of calm. Within the next hour, more than 200 engineers and sales specialists will arrive and bring to life the state-of-the-art laboratories and offices. Project manager Marco Kaiser uses the time to check his e-mails from Germany. He is seven hours ahead of his colleagues in Herzogenaurach, where the rest of his 20-strong team is based.
RACING, CHASING AND FLYING IN HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
MI6 agent James Bond fights against the most evil characters a person can think of. He often uses extra ordinary vehicles to out speed and outgun them and to take out the villains. Here are the five most impressive items of locomotion used by 007:
One of Mann+Hummel's principles is supplying products of the same standard to their customers all over the world. International, experienced experts such as Luiz Ferrari help to ensure that this is precisely what happens, despite various conditions, and that "Operational Excellence" is "alive" and implemented day after day in every plant in the world. A portrait.
BEASTS AT WORK
Our planet is full of life. Scientists’ estimates for the number of different species on earth range from more than 10 million to as many as 100 million. Many of these are wild animals, while others share their habitats with humans in one way or another. Some even lend their strength to the world of mechanical engineering. Here are the ten most dangerous working beasts with powertrains: