Press releases

Current press releases at a glance

Sep 3, 2021

Friedhelm Loh Group donates record sum of 930,000 euros to flood victims

The images are unforgettable: a few weeks ago, torrential rain in parts of Germany led to major flooding, causing almost unimaginable destruction. The owner and employees of the Friedhelm Loh Group were united in wanting to help. They rapidly collected...

Sep 2, 2021

Rittal expands it range of support arm systems

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) often need to be adjusted to people’s different sizes or viewing heights so that machines can be operated ergonomically. Rittal is now providing even more flexible working conditions for everyday production work on the...

Aug 16, 2021

Friedhelm Loh turns 75

He is driven by curiosity about new things: He is Honorary President of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), Honorary Professor of the State of Hesse, and has an Honorary Doctorate from the Technical University of...

Aug 10, 2021

Schuler and German Edge Cloud start a strategic cooperation

German Edge Cloud (GEC) cooperates with Schuler. The machine and plant builder offers the "Track & Trace powered by GEC" solution for press shops in its Digital Suite, which is already running in the Smart Press Shop of Schuler and Porsche.

Jul 26, 2021

Studying with fun, courage and a thirst for knowledge

This summer, fifteen young men and women started a dual bachelor’s degree course combining study and practical work experience in the Friedhelm Loh Group (StudiumPlus). The bachelor students are beginning a seven-semester course at Rittal and Loh...

May 19, 2021

LED signal pillars for greater safety

The operating conditions of machines and systems must be quickly and clearly recognisable. Signal pillars, for example, help us to react to disturbances immediately. With their IP 65 protection category and zero-maintenance LED technology, new signal...

May 11, 2021

“be top” presents five major future IT trends – and describes what is now feasible

The new issue of the “be top” company magazine entitled “Simplified. Done” lets studies and IT experts have their say; it shows where the journey is leading and what is already feasible based on five IT trends.

Apr 20, 2021

Friedhelm Loh Group receives awards for employee development

The Friedhelm Loh Group has won “Top German Employer” award for the thirteenth time in a row. It has also been judged one of “Germany’s best training companies” for the fifth time in a row.

Apr 14, 2021

Friedhelm Loh Group donates 220,000 euros

For several decades, the Friedhelm Loh Group’s traditional annual donation supports both regional and international charitable organisations. In this year, employees and members of management make joint donation of 220,000 euros.

Apr 12, 2021

Enclosure modification made faster

New Perforex MT milling centre with optimised mechanics and digital integration. New RiPanel Processing Center as interface from engineering to machine controllers with efficient job management. New financing models and consulting for individual...

Apr 12, 2021

Twenty live streams and lectures: This is how the industrial transformation is working today

Rittal, Eplan and German Edge Cloud present their latest solutions for industrial transformation at this year’s Hannover Messe (12 to 16 April). Online, via 20 live streamings and expert presentations, visitors will learn about what is now feasible in...

Apr 1, 2021

From steel manufacturer to an international digital company – in 60 years

It is April 1, 1961, when an international success story begins in a small weaving mill in central Hesse - the standardization of enclosures.

Mar 23, 2021

Rittal and Stulz: a partnership of pioneers

Rittal and Stulz have announced the immediate launch of a worldwide partnership for the provision of made-to-measure data centre infrastructure, consulting, support and services.

Mar 9, 2021

TX CableNet: Momentum for professional quality cable management

With its new TX CableNet, Rittal is accelerating professional-quality network cabling. Even large quantities of cable with a soft bending radius are easily inserted, and perfect cable routing is achieved with the “waterfall principle”. The pre-assembled...

Feb 16, 2021

Twenty-one students celebrate graduation

21 Loh Group students awarded their bachelor’s degrees. In a digital graduation ceremony, coordinators and management got together to recognise all the graduates’ outstanding achievements. The young professionals look forward to new challenges as...

Feb 12, 2021

Markus Asch appointed CEO of Rittal International and RSS International

Effective February 1, 2021, Professor Friedhelm Loh, Owner and CEO of the Friedhelm Loh Group, appointed Markus Asch (49) as CEO of Rittal International Stiftung & Co. KG and Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal GmbH & Co.

Feb 3, 2021

Industry 4.0 in practice: German Edge Cloud delivers smart solutions for Rittal's Haiger plant

At its Haiger plant, Rittal consistently manufactures keeping with Industry 4.0 standards. The world’s leading system provider for enclosure technology, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure, software and service has one of the latest...

Feb 3, 2021

German Edge Cloud and IBM take a hybrid cloud solution for industrial edge compu-ting directly onto the shop floor

With “ONCITE powered by IBM,” an all-in-one hybrid cloud solution already in use at Rittal’s digitally integrated Haiger plant, both German Edge Cloud and IBM are addressing the digitisation needs of manufacturing industry through relevant shop floor...

Jan 27, 2021

German Edge Cloud teaches a lesson: Cloud solution for Hesse’s school portal copes with high demand

With a tablet computer instead of a blackboard: In schools, the future is a digital one. The coronavirus situation makes this quite clear. German Edge Cloud (GEC) delivered a cloud architecture for the Hesse’s school portal that handled even high demand...

Jan 21, 2021

Friedhelm Loh Group bundles expertise: German Edge Cloud is formed from three start-ups

Three companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group – German Edge Cloud, IoTOS and iNNOVO Cloud – have now become one. The expertise of the companies in the IIoT, cloud and edge computing markets, is now being powerfully combined in German Edge Cloud (GEC).

Dec 9, 2020

Stand-alone enclosures offer greater simplicity

Baying enclosures are frequently employed for free-standing use cases – but are not always the best approach. The advantages of stand-alone products such as the Rittal VX SE have often been overlooked.

Nov 26, 2020

Higher speeds and lower costs

At the digital WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair from 1 to 4 December, Rittal will be showing how panel-building and switchgear manufacturers can significantly speed up their planning and manufacturing processes and get them ready for Industry 4.0, so...

Nov 17, 2020

Eplan, Rittal and Phoenix Contact: Standards set for industrialising panel building

Five years ago, Eplan, Rittal and Phoenix Contact founded a technology cooperation for panel building and switchgear manufacturing – “Smart Engineering and Production 4.0”.

Nov 9, 2020

RiMatrix Next Generation – the future platform for all IT scenarios

In the IT infrastructure platform RiMatrix Next Generation (NG), Rittal has created a new modular system for establishing data centres flexibly, reliably and fast.

Nov 5, 2020

Cooling units – efficient in all weathers

With its new wall-mounted cooling unit Blue e+ outdoor, Rittal is now making its highly efficient series of cooling units ready for use out in the open.

Oct 27, 2020

Rittal is repositioning itself for the energy market of the future

A new business unit has been established: On 1 August, Rittal inaugurated a separate business unit for the energy market.

Oct 23, 2020

SPS Connect 2020: Eplan and Rittal will be taking part!

As “SPS Connect – The digital automation hub,” the PLC automation trade fair will now be taking place online for the first time from 24 to 26 November. Eplan and Rittal will be present virtually and presenting their end-to-end range of solutions through...

Oct 14, 2020

We’re on our way! Fifty-seven new recruits join the Friedhelm Loh Group

Ready for the future! This summer, fifty-seven young men and women began either a vocational training or a bachelor degree course combining study and work experience at the Friedhelm Loh Group.

Oct 6, 2020

Graduation with the “wow” factor

Trainees and master’s degree students at Friedhelm Loh Group receive their graduation certificates

Sep 16, 2020

The Friedhelm Loh Group is a founding member of the Gaia-X organisation

The European digital project to strengthen Europe’s global competitive position is evolving into a competent organisation with legal capacity

Jul 14, 2020

AX enclosures: now also ready for outdoor use

Rittal has rounded off its AX range of compact enclosures with its newly developed plastic enclosures. Its new mounting functions make rapid expansion possible and provide a greater scope for installation using smart technology.

Jun 3, 2020

“Top Employer” Friedhelm Loh Group

The judges were impressed by the Friedhelm Loh Group’s diverse concepts for “Lifelong Learning” to make employees fit for digitalization processes and Industry 4.0.

May 6, 2020

The world's fastest IT rack

Rittal proudly unveils its new VX IT rack system, an innovative modular system of variants for server and network racks. New IT infrastructures can now be assembled at unprecedented speed, from individual network racks to entire data centres.

Apr 28, 2020

Direct chip cooling

Rittal, one of the world’s leading system providers for industrial and IT infrastructure solutions, and ZutaCore, experts in processor and liquid cooling, deliver innovative solutions for high-performance cooling and other computing-intensive scenarios...

Feb 20, 2020

Rittal and ZutaCore forge a strategic partnership

Drivers such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and renderings are placing ever greater demands on processor performance, data centre density and individual rack cooling. Now, the new strategic partnership between Rittal and ZutaCore has...

Feb 11, 2020

Friedhelm Loh Group wins innovation prize with ONCITE

Friedhelm Loh Group wins first place in the "Innovation Champions Award 2020". The prize-winning solution ONCITE is the world’s first real-time, data-sovereign, AI-based edge cloud data centre.

Dec 20, 2019

5G at Rittal: New mobile communications standard enters production

Rittal was one of the first German industry companies to be allocated the 5G frequency. Pilot projects in the areas of production monitoring and analysis have already been drawn up.

Dec 11, 2019

“The Power of Data”: The latest edition of the be top magazine

Read more about the Gaia-X digital project and other solutions for the challenges of digitalisation in the new edition of be top – either as a print version or online.

Dec 10, 2019

Record donation for the Rittal Cup: Kicking for Charity

The Rittal Cup 2019 raised a record €10,400 for good causes.

Dec 5, 2019

What’s on the trend list for 2020?

Rittal has identified escalating data volumes, a secure European cloud, the rapid modernisation of data centres and rising energy consumption as the key IT/data centre trends for 2020.

Nov 27, 2019

New wiring workstation

Workstations in panel building & switchgear manufacturing and in electrical workshops can be professionally equipped with this innovation, which is also suitable for mobile use.

Nov 26, 2019

Conversion tool for compact enclosures AX and small enclosures KX

The new AX and KX series offer countless advantages for users. Rittal offers a variety of practical tools to help them convert their applications to the new series as easily as possible.

Oct 10, 2019

The Friedhelm Loh Group supports Limburg-based IoTOs startup

Alongside German Edge Cloud, the startup IoTOS has now also joined the group. The Friedhelm Loh Group known recently announced the 100% takeover