President Obama Visits Rittal At The Hannover Messe

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM / by Georgia Roberts

Obama At Rittal Booth In HannoverUS President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid tribute to the innovative strength of the Rittal company during a state visit and the opening of Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology fair.

In his discussion with the political leaders, Dr. Friedhelm Loh, owner and CEO of the Herborn-based enclosure and system provider, explained the importance of software and data for future industrial production. The new “Blue e+” generation of cooling units, which is setting new standards in terms of energy efficiency, also impressed Obama and Merkel on their tour. 

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were impressed by the development of the medium-sized, family-owned business when they visited the Rittal booth at the 2016 Hanover Fair. Founded 55 years ago, Rittal has extended its portfolio of products and services that range from standardized enclosures to equipping large data centres. “We are Europe’s number one provider of engineering software, and we want to keep growing!”, said Owner and CEO, Dr. Friedhelm Loh. Obama, who is also representing this year’s partner country of the Hanover Messe, was particularly interested in the new Blue e+ cooling unit series due to its energy efficiency that is unparalleled worldwide. “This is a fine company!”, he commented.
Chancellor Merkel, particularly pleased to learn about the Friedhelm Loh Group’s commitment to up-and-coming talent, waved to the huge crowd of trainees that had gathered at the booth. Working at the Hanover Fair booth has been part of the F.L.G’s training program for many years, helping young people to become involved in customer service at an early stage. Chancellor Merkel was also in awe of Rittal’s experience with the integration of refugees into its regular training program – a first in Germany.
Rittal in Canada
Rittal Systems Ltd. was founded in Mississauga Ontario as a subsidiary of Rittal GmbH in Germany. After Rittal Systems Ltd. was established, it immediately secured its place in Canada as an innovative manufacturer of high quality enclosures, IT infrastructure solutions, climate control solutions, and accessories. The success of Rittal Systems Ltd. across Canada facilitated expansion across the country and the establishment of sales and distribution facilities in Montreal, Calgary and British Columbia.

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Written by Georgia Roberts