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Owner of WITTENSTEIN / alpha gear drives Elected President of VDMA
WITTENSTEIN Posted 05/08/2008
Mr. Manfred Wittenstein, founder of WITTENSTEIN AG, has recently been elected to the respected position of President of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). Mr. Wittenstein had been Vice President of the VDMA since 2004 and a member of the Main Board for eight (8) years. alpha gear drives, Inc. (the innovator for servo gearbox technology), WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation, Inc. (market leader of intelligent electromechanical actuation systems) and WITTENSTEIN arena, Corp. (support services for the aforementioned businesses) are all members of WITTENSTEIN. The US WITTENSTEIN group is the North American headquarters of WITTENSTEIN, recognized globally as a leader in motion control. WITTENSTEIN designs, manufactures and markets servo drive components, complete electromechanical systems and high integrity software. Its solutions are used in applications for robotics, packaging, life sciences and aerospace. WITTENSTEIN products are everywhere – from satellites miles above the earth to crude oil extraction miles below. Within the space of ten years, from 1996 to 2006, WITTENSTEIN has globally increased its sales from just over EUR 12 million to EUR 148 million; the balance sheet total rose from just under EUR 10 million to its current figure of EUR 90 million, and the workforce from 145 to over 1000.