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SCHUNK News More Space for Customers One year ago, SCHUNK Intec Brazil moved to new Premises in São Paolo’s Industrial Center. The new building in Brazil has a training room that can accommodate up to 30 people. Now there is plenty of space for meetings with customers and presentations. T he growing team at SCHUNK’s Brazilian subsidiary had been struggling with a lack space for customer presentations, meetings, and training at the company’s previous location in Santo André. So they decided to relocate: In April 2018, the subsidiary moved to Mauá, in the southwest of the metropolis of São Paolo. The new location has 625 square meters of space, a showroom, and a large training room that can accommodate up to 30 people. Now there is plenty of space for meetings with customers and presentations. It’s also easier to reach: The new office is located in an industrial park, which is primarily home to the automotive industry. The grand opening was held on September 20, 2018 during the in-house exhibition. The event was attended by 61 guests and journalists, including key decision-makers and opinion- makers such as representatives of well-known car manufacturers and Christian Dihlmann, the President of the Brazilian Toolmaking Industry Association. In addition to the new premises, the latest SCHUNK products and solutions were presented.  ■ Bigger, taller, roomier Additional building creates room for growth in Morrisville, North Carolina. W ith more customers and increasing demand, SCHUNK Intec USA continues to grow. As a result, the company’s building also needed to be expanded. In late 2018, a new building opened and is providing more space. The US team now has nearly 4,000 additional square meters of office and production space at its Morrisville, North Carolina facility. The new building also includes a training area, where trainees can pursue a dual apprenticeship based on the German model, as well as classrooms for customer trainings. The extension will allow the subsidiary to provide excellent training and customer service well into the future.  ■ An Insight into the Future of Production SCHUNK aims to inspire young talents for the manufacturing industry. So in the winter of 2018, the company invited students from a Belgian university to get a taste of the industry in real life. E very year, undergraduate engineering students from the Odisee University Technology Campus in Ghent, Belgium, visit various technology leaders in Germany. Last year they stopped at SCHUNK in Lauffen. On November 6, 2018, they visited the training center and took a guided factory tour, where they witnessed the almost fully automated production of chuck jaws and toolholders. An employee explained the modern production methods SCHUNK uses to continuously improve its processes and the quality of the products and showed how the facility is increasingly becoming a Smart Factory. SCHUNK’s goal is to attract students to the manufacturing industry and prepare them for the ongoing high-tech revolution. The visit gave them important first insights into this trend. SCHUNK is looking forward to welcoming students and professors from Odisee University to Lauffen am Neckar again in 2019.  ■ Visitors from Ghent: Students and professors from Odisee University got an insight into the automated production at SCHUNK. SCHUNK Intec USA now has nearly 4,000 square meters of additional office and production space. 3