Annual Report 2014

Milestones

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technotrans consolidates its structures in the wake of the global economic crisis and the structural crisis in the printing industry. This includes combining its core skills into three business units:
Temperature Control,
Fluid Conditioning,
Ink & Fluid Technology.

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Production operations moved from the Mt. Prospect (USA) and Gersthofen (GER) locations to Sassenberg (GER).

technotrans hives off the global document solutions division as gds AG.

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Contacts in the field of digital printing are increased, an area for which special products are refined and optimised.

Existing manufacturing processes are developed and modified for the new markets.

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Launch of a more active process of market diversification and technology transfer within the technotrans Group. New markets are accessed through product developments and targeted acquisitions.

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Acquisition of Termotek AG (Baden-Baden), manufacturer of cooling equipment for lasers. The new cooling systems activities of the technotrans Group are presented at the Laser World of Photonics in Munich.

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Presentation of the compact toolsmart.line series for the preparation and filtration of cooling lubricants in machine tools at the EMO in Hanover (world’s leading exhibition for metalworking).

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Establishment of the Taicang (China) production location in partnership with KLH Kältetechnik.

Debut of the low-mist spray.xact spray lubrication system for lubricating coils, blanks and profiles with emulsions, oils or corrosion inhibitors.

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Development contract for cooling solutions for energy storage systems in electronic tram systems.

Supplier of cooling systems for medical technology, for use in conjunction with a new type of laser system in the treatment of cataracts.

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Acquisition of majority interests in KLH Kältetechnik GmbH (Bad Doberan), a manufacturer of universal cooling systems and energy-saving industrial cooling systems.

Entry into the Asia growth market with internal and external cooling systems for medical technology.

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OEM contract for spray lubrication with world-leading partner for fine blanking systems and installation-ready fine blanking and forming components.

Introduction of the energy-efficient beta.c eco+ series for dampening solution preparation and ink roller temperature control in the print area.

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The first no-maintenance inking units for flexographic and packaging printing are shipped.

Unveiling of new cooling systems for energy storage devices in mobile applications at the Berlin InnoTrans – the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology.

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First train in South America to be fitted with technotrans cooling.

Cooling devices for use in scanner technology reach market maturity.

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First joint presentation by technotrans Group at the Laser World of Photonics in Shanghai and Munich.

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Continuing along the path of actively shaping the future and treating change as an opportunity.

2015
// We would like to
express our gratitude
to all employees
and managers of the
technotrans Group.

Our thanks
are also due
to all shareholders
for their continuing
association with us.//