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era-contact congratulates long-term partner Voith

era-contact exclusive supplier for 45 years and part of the success story of Voith

era-contact GmbH, a company of the aichele GROUP GmbH + Co. KG based in Bretten, Germany, took part in the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Voith GmbH held on 4 July 2017 at Voith's company headquarters in Heidenheim. era-contact and around 400 guests, including VIPs from the world of politics and business such as Minister President Winfried Kretschmann and Federal Finance Minister Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, congratulated Voith GmbH on its anniversary.

Mr. Bernd Geiger and Mr. Jochen Kurz, Managing Directors of era-contact, made a very special gift on behalf of the company-owning Aichele family, the holding company aichele GROUP and era-contact. Because of the 45-year-old special relationship as an esteemed exclusive supplier of electrical couplings and cables to Voith, an electrical rail coupling was ceremoniously presented to Dr. Lienhard, Chairman of the Board of Management at Voith. However, this rail coupling did not consist of the usual cast aluminum and steel, but of buttercream and chocolate.

The unusual cake in the shape of an era3 electrical rail coupling was commissioned by the aichele GROUP and made by the traditional bakery Baier, based in the Gültstein industrial zone and a neighbor of the holding company aichele GROUP and the affiliated company BREMI – Premium Car Systems in Herrenberg. The Jochen Baier bakery is famous from, among other things, the successful ZDF TV series "Germany's Best Bakers", in which the master baker Jochen Baier took part as an expert and jury member alongside star chef Johann Lafer.

As a trustful expert on the development and manufacture of coupling systems, contact systems, plug connections and cables, the company era-contact has not only successfully positioned itself as the world market leader, but is also a reliable partner in the long-term, worldwide cooperation with Voith GmbH, for which, in the course of the celebrations, it expressed its sincere thanks to its business partners.

With its eight international locations on four continents, as a subsidiary of the aichele GROUP and innovation driver and system supplier, era-contact works on location together with the leading companies in the railway sector such as Voith GmbH, as well as in the construction machinery, commercial vehicle, medical technology and automotive sectors. era-contact continues to grow - at the start of July, a new location opened in South Carolina, USA.  

Photo © Voith GmbH

l. t. r.: Cornelius Weitzmann (Member of the Management Board of Voith Turbo), Dr. Hubert Lienhard (President & CEO), Jochen Kurz (Chief Director Officer of era-contact), Dr. Uwe Knotzer (Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Turbo ), Bernd Geiger (Chief Director Officer of era-contact), Thomas Sautter (Managing Director Voith Turbo)