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Press releases 2018

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November 13, 2018
VAC appoints Erik Eschen as Chief Executive Officer
Hanau – VAC Group announced it has named Erik Eschen as its new Chief Executive Officer effective 01 November 2018. Erik Eschen has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of VAC Group since 2016. He will remain interim CFO until a successor is appointed.

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October 10, 2018
Connecting everything - smart, safe & secure
Hanau – The claim of electronica 2018 "Connecting everything - smart, safe & secure" fits perfectly with VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC). The clear strategic focus on new electric vehicles and their charging options as well as solutions to energy-related problems are reflected in the numerous innovations at electronica 2018, such as a new series of highly permeable cores. 

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September 11, 2018
flexible. efficient. successful. 
Hanau - Smartphones are an essential part of everyday life for many people, because technical progress is making them more powerful and comfortable. The market for smartphones that can be charged inductively is growing continuously, as nothing is more convenient than a wirelessly charged smartphone. Many established and also more and more smaller manufacturers include this feature in their new developments. VITROPERM 800 from VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) is established as the state-of-the-art because it allows the thinnest effective shielding foils to be realized.

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Part of VAC's portfolio of rare-earth permanent magnets

September 6, 2010
US Government bans Import of Rare-Earth Magnets
Hanau – In the recently published ‘‘National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019’’ the US government per 10 U.S.C 2533C banned the use of rare-earth permanent magnets, e.g. NdFeB and SmCo as well as and tungsten originating in China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran in products for national defense purposes. VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC), the largest Western manufacturer of rare-earth permanent magnets has the capability and factories in place to produce from the alloy composition to final product outside of these banned regions.

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September 4, 2018
VACSTACK stator provides a decisive reduction of size and weight
Hanau – VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) the specialist in combining cobalt-iron rotor-stator-systems and permanent magnet assemblies to record-breaking systems is supporting the University of Nottingham (UoN) in constructing a unique electric motor-bike. The first test under racing conditions at Donington Park/GB led the team to an overwhelming victory in the second race. They won with an impressive lead of more than six seconds over motorcycles with combustion engines.

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The successful AMZ team and their racecar “eiger”

August 13, 2018
Never change a winning team
Hanau – VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) has supported Formula Student Electric since the introduction of the electromobility division in 2010. All top teams have been using VAC's high-performance materials in their electric motors since the very beginning. Thanks to the rotor-stator systems made of VAC's cobalt iron materials, the AMZ racing team of ETH Zurich won the overall first prize at the Formula Student Germany in Hockenheim on August 12 this year and remains in first place in the world rankings.

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July 23, 2018
Unspoilt enviroment
Hanau – Magnetically Shielded Rooms (MSR) are widely used in basic and applied research. They attenuate the influence of low-frequency interference caused, for example, by railway lines, elevators, vehicles, transformers or radio signals. VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) has already built up more than 150 cabins in almost 40 years and thus has unmatched experience in the conception, planning and execution of shielding cabins for the most diverse requirements.

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Juli 19, 2019
Electric motors on the rise
Hanau – the electrification of drives is gaining speed. For years, car manufacturers all over the world have been working with hybrid and all-electric vehicles, however a most recent trend is that electric high-performance drives, originating from motorsport technology are gaining increased relevance for the design and development of production vehicles.

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July 6, 2018
Let the sunshine in:
Renewable energies – a global phenomenon
Hanau – The demand for photovoltaic systems is increasing worldwide, already in 2017 the forecasts with a worldwide installed photovoltaic capacity of more than 400 gigawatts were clearly exceeded and for 2018 the expected expansion is estimated at approx. 100 GW, so that a capacity of more than 500 GW will then be available worldwide. While China recently announced that it would allow around 20 gigawatts less capacity to be added, the French group Total announced that it would invest in the expansion of ten GW of photovoltaic capacity over the next ten years. Above-average growth rates are expected again next year. VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) is ideally equipped for this economic boom with three sales locations in China and more than 40 additional sales offices worldwide. 

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June 14, 2018
Extreme resistance:
VACOFLUX 9 CR
Hanau – Low weight, small size and best performance even at high application temperatures are requirements that automotive components have had to meet for a long time. In recent years, the environmental aspect has also become increasingly important: VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) high-performance materials are used here. 

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June 7, 2018
Above the clouds:
The dream of electric flying
Hanau - Demands for lower kerosene consumption, lower pollutant emissions and reduced noise pollution are increasing in aviation and are driving the development of full-electric and hybrid-powered aircraft. The related demand for light yet powerful engines brings the high-performance materials of VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) into play. Not only numerous start-ups, but also renowned companies are pushing development forward. VAC will be happy to advise on this on the occasion of CWIEME 2018 in Berlin.

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May 15, 2018
New family member: 
VITROPERM 550 HF
Hanau – VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) is exhibiting first cores and common mode chokes made of the nanocrystalline material VITROPERM® 550 HF at PCIM. The newly developed alloy enables next-generation components with optimized size and weight. 

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May 15, 2018
Unmatched
Hanau - The participants of Formula Student Germany, taking place from August 6-12 at the Hockenheimring, have been working hard for many months on the configuration of their vehicles. VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) supports this year's favourites with its high-performance materials.

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February 26, 2018
VACUUMSCHMELZE announces the appointment of Mr. Abhishek Nagarkar as its Director of Sales in India
Hanau – VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Abhishek Nagarkar as its Director of Sales in India.
India’s recent economic growth has been bolstered by active investment in research & development (R&D). To meet VAC’s end market technological demands, the company has steadily increased its regional team in India and has enhanced this effort with the recent hire of Abhishek Nagarkar, who will serve as the Director of Sales in India beginning in February 2018.


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January 12, 2018
Pole-Position:
Racing cars with VACUUUMSCHMELZE technology assert themselves
Hanau – Black and white chequered flag for VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC): From energy recovery to complete electric drives, versatile electric motors are decisive for victory or defeat in state-of- the-art racing. High-quality magnetic materials are required for the highest possible power density and efficiency. As VAC's core competence, they are its proverbial profitable contribution to Formula 1, Formula E, the WEC (World Endurance Championship) to which the Le Mans racing series belongs, or the Formula Student Electric. VACSTACK® technology puts the company on a broad base. The use of these systems has already enabled several speed world records and world championship wins in various racing categories.

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Last update: 22.11.2018

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