The Siemens combination engineering plant in Chemnitz manufactures most of its enclosures in small quantities. That makes a super-efficient, meticulously organised planning and production process essential. For almost 20 years, Siemens has been using system solutions from Rittal.

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    Food hygiene. The Nestlé Product Technology Centre (PTC) in Orbe, Switzerland, is the Group-wide research and development centre for coffee, chocolate drinks and malt beverages. Nestlé demands state-of-the-art process technology, high availability and hygienic design from its suppliers when purchasing new machines.

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    Pure hygiene – that is the claim made by OSI Food Solutions Germany, and it is backed up with the very latest technology. The OSI plant in Günzburg uses the world’s most advanced hamburger production line to manufacture 5.5 million patties a day, primarily for the huge network of McDonald’s restaurants in Germany.

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    Senvion’s wind turbines can be found across the globe, including in Canadian forests, remote Australian villages, and the North Sea. They are designed to generate electricity for over 20 years.

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    Over the past ten years, the amount of energy generated from wind power in Germany has more than quadrupled. For example, Nordex has added three new wind turbines to the Siegbach wind farm in the densely wooded Schelder Wald in Hesse.

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    Munich Airport is being upgraded. The baggage handling system in Terminal 2 is being extended from 40 to 50 kilometres, the early bag store is being enlarged and additional logistic improvements are being rolled out. All in all, the capacity of Germany’s second-largest airport is to be increased 35 percent by 2015.

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    The build for the Norwegian Getaway lasted just 15 months. The cruise ship is equipped with an ingenious lighting system that sets the perfect scene for the gastronomic delights and luxury facilities enjoyed by its up to 4,000 passengers and 1,600 crew.

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