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Funding for innovative refugee training project approved

Rittal gewinnt PR Bild Award von dpa-Tochter news aktuell
Focus on people: Rittal wins award for best PR picture of the year

11.11.2016. A total of 1,500 entries and 8,000 votes: A photograph from Rittal, the enclosure and system provider based in central Hesse, Germany, has won has the PR image award from the dpa subsidiary “news aktuell”. Most votes for an image in the “Corporate Communications” category went to Rittal’s Global Distribution Center in Haiger. The photograph was taken by Michael Koch from “Digital Photo Group”.

Entrepreneur and standard-bearer: receives Leadership Award
Entrepreneur and standard-bearer: receives Leadership Award

26.10.2016. The Vogel Business Media publishing house has presented Dr Friedhelm Loh with the “Connected World” Leadership Award in Würzburg, Germany. In awarding this prize, the publisher has recognised the owner and CEO of the Friedhelm Loh Group as, according to the jury, one of ten “remarkable figures” setting the course for an increasingly networked future.

From personnel number to distinctive personality: Seventeen new trainees join the Friedhelm Loh Group
From personnel number to distinctive personality: Seventeen new trainees join the Friedhelm Loh Group

20.09.2016. University studies, work experience abroad, leadership tasks – successful trainees of the Friedhelm Loh Group have the world at their fingertips. The 43 new trainees who make up this year’s intake can look forward to an exciting time of learning and work with a top employer. Vocational training is one of the most formative phases for the individual’s personality development, was the message passed on to them by company owner Dr. Friedhelm Loh. A fruitful traineeship is decisive in shaping our career future.

Five years of the Rittal Foundation with special fundraising event
Five years of the Rittal Foundation with special fundraising event

30.08.2016. The Rittal Foundation is an established presence in the region, actively working for good causes and repeatedly drawing attention to the less fortunate in society. The Foundation has been involved in social and cultural institutions in the region for five years – around 150 projects have already been funded to the tune of over € 650,000. To mark its anniversary, the Foundation pulled off a very special fundraising event with the employees of the Friedhelm Loh Group. At the Group’s family-friendly festival, they collectively raised € 30,000 for long-term projects in the region.

96 Friedhelm Loh Group apprentices and students complete their training
96 young people have acquired the knowledge and skills needed in digital manufacturing

26.08.2016. Today’s young professionals are fascinated by electronic media and software, while manufacturers are increasingly digitizing their processes. For the Friedhelm Loh Group, the one phenomenon dove-tails perfectly with the other, and its training programs addresses both. In all, 96 apprentices and students have just completed their programs at the Group. Their final presentations highlighted the convergence of IT and manufacturing, a trend which they have clearly embraced.

A “hands-on” display of Control and Switchgear Manufacturing 4.0:  Grand opening of the Rittal Innovation Center
A “hands-on” display of Control and Switchgear Manufacturing 4.0: Grand opening of the Rittal Innovation Center

19.08.2016. To display innovations, to make them tangible and to develop them further – that is the aim of the new Rittal Innovation Center in Haiger. The centre provides a very special insight into the value chains of control and switchgear manufacturing. In the 1,200-m² building, the enclosure and system provider is emulating an actual manufacturing operation. It is a place that brings together customers and developers from Rittal and Eplan, giving them the opportunity to discuss all process steps directly at stations that are outfitted with machinery and tools, based on specific everyday situations. They can then develop solutions ranging from engineering, material delivery, component preparation and processing and right through to the finished product.

The new-build in Haiger and the upgrades of plants in Rittershausen and Hof will equip Rittal, a world-leading provider of industrial enclosure systems, for future manufacturing-industry challenges. At the ceremony to mark the laying of the foundation stone for the facility in Haiger, Premier of the State of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, praised the commitment of the Friedhelm Loh Group to the region and to Germany as a whole. From right to left: Premier of the State of Hesse, Volker Bouffier; Debora Loh; Dr Friedhelm Loh, owner and CEO of the Friedhelm Loh Group; Wolfgang Schuster, chairman of the local council; Mario Schramm, Mayor of Haiger; Dr Köhler, CEO of Rittal International; and Carsten Röttchen, Executive Vice President, Production
Rittal lays foundation stone for new, highly advanced production plant

19.08.2016. Rittal plans to build the world’s most advanced production plant for compact enclosures, with completion scheduled for 2018 in Haiger in the German State of Hesse. The company also intends to upgrade factories in nearby Rittershausen and Hof. The projects will prepare Rittal, a world-leading provider of industrial enclosure systems, for future challenges. Moreover, a further plant will be built in the area in the near future. At the ceremony to mark the laying of the foundation stone for the facility in Haiger, the Premier of the State of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, praised the commitment of the Friedhelm Loh Group to the region and to Germany as a whole.

He has inspired and influenced the electronics industry both in Germany and abroad. With his fine instinct for trends and developments, he has been driving digital transformation forward more than almost anyone else, both within his own company and within the industry. He is a standard setter with his social commitment, while others are just talkers. His driving forces are courage, his willingness to work and his faith.
A powerful motivator and a hard worker: On the 70th birthday of Dr. Friedhelm Loh

16.08.2016. The Friedhelm Loh Group’s success story is inextrica-bly linked with its owner, and not only in terms of its name. It is the story of a passionate entrepreneur who has inspired his industry, motivated his employees and committed himself to the people in the region. The family entrepreneur’s trademark and aim is to be ahead of his time and to influence the times he lives in. Today, Dr. Friedhelm Loh is 70 years old, and it is fitting to celebrate and look back.

 Dr. Friedhelm Loh was full of praise, and not just for the winners of the Rittal Cup 2016. An exciting final culminated in a penalty shoot-out, with the team from Rittershausen (right) emerging victorious against the apprentices from Wissensbach (left).
Goals and entertainment at the Rittal Cup – and money raised for a good cause

19.07.2016. On a sunny summer day and in almost 30°C heat, more than 200 Friedhelm Loh Group employees – from Germany and further afield – gathered for the Rittal Cup football tournament at the Burbach Stadium in Ewersbach in central Hesse. Participants were not just competing for a trophy, but also raising funds for a good cause. And their efforts underlined that whether at the workplace or on the pitch, they are very much team players.

It is easier to dare to do something in a team. The 17 new students of the Friedhelm Loh Group learned this, as well as about further success factors in the office or at school during teambuilding exercises at the Wetzlar climbing park.
Those who dare do something new will win: Seventeen new students at the Friedhelm Loh Group

05.07.2016. The Friedhelm Loh Group has now welcomed its new students on dual work/study programmes during a tour of a special kind. Seventeen young people quickly learned to pull together and achieve their own and common goals at the Wetzlar climbing park. To this end, they had to overcome their own limits – a good foundation for their studies of business administration, engineering or industrial engineering.

A growing community: The Friedhelm Loh Group’s ‘SeniorenClub’ celebrates its fifteenth anniversary
A growing community: The Friedhelm Loh Group’s ‘SeniorenClub’ celebrates its fifteenth anniversary

14.06.2016. Breathtaking city visits, trips on boats or steamers – a tour with the Friedhelm Loh Group’s “Senioren-Club” is a highlight in the calendar of every former employee’s year. Not only because an there is always a fascinating excursion, but also because their volunteer work is rewarded through relaxing together. This year was a special one for the pensioners, because their club has now been in existence for 15 years. They have been active in the region since 2001, keeping in touch with and taking care of each other.

Biggest investment in company’s history – Rittal gears up for future
Biggest investment in company’s history – Rittal gears up for future

25.05.2016. As part of the restructuring of production in Germany, Rittal’s management team and group works council have concluded a reconciliation of interests. The company is planning to gradually close four plants by 2018, to extend two others and to build a completely new one in Haiger. Over the next few years, the family-run business will be investing 250 million euros in the region to restructure production – and gear up for the future.

Within the scope of Girls’ Day, a nationwide event in Germany, 33 young attendees gained hands-on work experience at the Friedhelm Loh Group.
Work experience for 33 girls at the Friedhelm Loh Group

20.05.2016. Girls’ Day is a Germany-wide event offering insight into professions traditionally dominated by men. The Friedhelm Loh Group opened its doors to 33 young women at various sites, giving them first-hand experience of mechanical and electrical engineering. With a mixture of curiosity and enthusiasm, the girls literally got to grips with the world of manufacturing.

Working for a good cause: current and former employees of the Friedhelm Loh Group help complete the interiors of the wooden lodges at the youth retreat near Oberndorf.
The Friedhelm Loh Group helps the Oberndorf Youth Retreat

09.05.2016. Employees of the Friedhelm Loh Group teamed up with members of the Group’s Seniors’ Club to give back to the community. The volunteers came together to help complete the new wooden lodges at Oberndorf Youth Retreat. This unique centre is supported by the Rittal Foundation. Current and former employees of the Friedhelm Loh Group provided their time and skills free of charge, but took great pride in their efforts.

The trainees of the Friedhelm Loh Group are also active at trade fairs. The group has now been awarded the “Germany’s best companies for training” seal of quality for its innovative approaches to developing young talent.
The Friedhelm Loh Group is one of the best enterprises providing training

22.04.2016. The Friedhelm Loh Group performed very well in a nationwide study commissioned by “Deutschland Test” and “Focus Money”. The study revealed that the family-run business in Central Hesse, which employs more than 11,500 people worldwide, is one of the best companies in Germany when it comes to training. The 2,000 businesses with most employees in 22 different sectors were examined.

Twenty-eight apprentices have completed their training, acquiring skills in technology, business and IT. Michael Weiher (front row, left), Managing Director, International Production, Rittal; Matthias Hecker (second row, second from right), Head of Training at Rittal; and Tina Pfeiffer-Busch (second row, left), Training Coordinator at the Friedhelm Loh Group, presented graduates with certificates.
Friedhelm Loh Group apprentices move onto permanent positions

13.04.2016. Twenty-eight apprentices have completed their training at the Friedhelm Loh Group, and now have the skills they need for an increasingly digitized business world. For their final projects, the apprentices improved the performance of robots, developed methods to increase productivity and made digital processes more efficient. They were praised by both the head of the training program and top executives of the family-owned company, which is headquartered in Herborn, Germany.

David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, presents Marcus von Pock (left), Senior Vice President Human Resources of the Friedhelm Loh Group, the 2016 award for Top Employer.
A strong community: Friedhelm Loh Group is "Top Employer" again

30.03.2016. This tops it all: For the eighth time in a row, the Top Employers Institute has voted the Friedhelm Loh Group one of the best employers in Germany. The family-owned company excels by promoting young talent at an early stage, by having passionate managers and a value-oriented corporate culture. That is why the Friedhelm Loh Group has again received a "Top German Employer" award in 2016.

Man of action and visionary: Friedhelm Loh receives honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Chemnitz
Man of action and visionary: Friedhelm Loh receives honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Chemnitz

24.03.2016. The Technische Universität Chemnitz has awarded the Hessian entrepreneur Friedhelm Loh an honorary doctorate for his outstanding contributions to science and technology. Representatives of research institutions and universities and from the worlds of politics, industry and trade associations honoured the industrialist as a resolute man of action and visionary. Friedhelm Loh is a driving force behind the networking of business and science, is actively helping to shape industrial digitalisation, and is thus inspiring future generations to think in new ways and to act responsibly.

Karl-Ulrich Köhler becomes Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal International
Karl-Ulrich Köhler becomes Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal International

17.03.2016. New appointment to the Rittal Management Board: Owner Friedhelm Loh has appointed the manager Dr. Karl-Ulrich Köhler to become CEO of Rittal International Stiftung & Co. KG, as well as the Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG on 1 July 2016. He will thus assume responsibility for all the business divisions of the world's leading system provider for control and switchgear manufacturing and for the roughly 10,000 employees of the largest company of the Friedhelm Loh Group.

Empowered by values, courage and positivity
Empowered by values, courage and positivity

16.12.2015. Two-hundred and thirty-seven employees who had reached personal milestones in their working lives were honoured at this year’s traditional acknowledgement ceremony, held at the Rittal’s headquarters on Stützelberg, Herborn. A lot has happened in the last 40 years: The Friedhelm Loh Group has grown in Germany and internationally, new markets have been opened up and new products developed. All this not only links these long-serving employees closely to their workplace, but also to their employer.

During his internship, Piotr Guzik worked on the design of a machine user interface for Kiesling Perforex and other systems. He was supported by trainee Jacqueline Hansel within the scope of a buddy programme.
Opening new horizons: the Friedhelm Loh Group launches a new exchange programme for students

30.11.2015. The Friedhelm Loh Group is committed to adding an international dimension to its cooperative education (Duales Studium) offering – for example, as a partner to the Central Hesse European Industrial Experience (EIEM) exchange programme. EIEM is a new joint initiative of Central Hesse Technical University (THM) and the StudiumPlus programme. It enables students from across the world to gain work experience in Germany – and it sends young Germans out into the wider world for similar internships. This summer, Piotr Guzik, an engineering student from Poland, became the first to spend a semester with the Friedhelm Loh Group.

Friedhelm Loh together with his colleagues from Rittal and Eplan opened the Korean Headquarters of Rittal in New Songdo City. Rittal customers can experience the advantages of the products while production processes are running in the completely new building complex.
Rittal and Eplan open new administrative and logistics centre in New Songdo City

23.11.2015. Enclosure and systems provider Rittal continues to invest in East Asia: Rittal owner and CEO, Friedhelm Loh, has now unveiled the new administration and logistics building in South Korea’s free-trade zone of Incheon Songdo. With this €10 million investment, the family-owned company is aiming to pave the way for further growth in South Korea. Eplan, a leading provider of CAE software for electrical design and – like Rittal – member of the Friedhelm Loh Group shares this new site.

Every year, Friedhelm Loh Group sends its second-year trainees to a monastery, where they form teams tasked with developing, planning and executing their own projects. This year’s theme was “Working together for the future of our region”. It challenged the young people to improve conditions in their own back yard. The founder and senior executives of the family-owned company have now awarded prizes for the best projects.
Friedhelm Loh Group: trainees take action for the region

16.11.2015. Every year, Friedhelm Loh Group sends its second-year trainees to a monastery, where they form teams tasked with developing, planning and executing their own projects. This year’s theme was “Working together for the future of our region”. It challenged the young people to improve conditions in their own back yard. The founder and senior executives of the family-owned company have now awarded prizes for the best projects.

Proud winners: Dr Thomas Steffen, Rittal’s Managing Director, Research and Development (m.), Heiko Holighaus, Director of Pre-Development (r.) and developer Juan Carlos Cacho Alonso (l.) accepted the German Industry Innovation Award.
Rittal wins innovation award for “Blue e+” cooling units

05.11.2015. The new generation of Blue e+ cooling units from Rittal has received German industry’s Innovation Award for the best product. The jury from “Produktion” magazine and Staufen AG management consultancy, who awarded the prize for the first time this year, was impressed by the high energy efficiency, intuitive operation and the Industry 4.0 readiness of the cooling units. The German Industry Innovation Award acknowledges outstanding developments that boost Germany’s Mittelstand of medium-sized companies in particular.

This summer, the Friedhelm Loh Group joined forces with the Region of Lahn-Dill to run a unique pilot project. Its aim was to equip refugees for the labour market. Building on their existing knowledge, they received basic vocational skills training that opens the door to new opportunities. The State of Hesse has now approved funding to extend the initiative.
Funding for innovative refugee training project approved

20.10.2015. This summer, the Friedhelm Loh Group joined forces with the Region of Lahn-Dill to run a unique pilot project. Its aim was to equip refugees for the labour market. Building on their existing knowledge, they received basic vocational skills training that opens the door to new opportunities. The State of Hesse has now approved funding to extend the initiative.

An exciting traineeship lies ahead: Dr. Thomas Steffen, Managing Director Research and Development, welcomes the 55 new trainees with Matthias Hecker, head of commercial and technical training at Rittal, and Tina Pfeiffer-Busch, training coordinator at the Friedhelm Loh Group.
Welcome to the world of work!

09.09.2015. A group of 55 new trainees has started a new chapter in their lives at the Friedhelm Loh Group. They were welcomed by Dr. Thomas Steffen, Managing Director Research and Development, who gave them their first top tips for a successful traineeship.

They are seeking to escape political persecution, terrorism, war and hunger. The pilot project offers refugees the prospect of a better life.
Pilot project offers refugees unique skills development opportunities

11.08.2015. The number of refugees arriving in Germany is at a 20-year record high. They are seeking to escape political persecution, terrorism, war and hunger. They wish to live and work in Germany, but face considerable obstacles. They generally do not speak the language, their qualifications are often not recognized, and they struggle to cut a path through bureaucratic red tape. Against this backdrop, the Friedhelm Loh Group has joined forces with the Region of Lahn-Dill (where the company is headquartered) to launch a unique initiative – with the aim of creating opportunities for refugees by helping them to acquire marketable skills.

“be top” wins prestigious award
“be top” wins prestigious award

29.07.2015. For the second time so far, “be top”, the company magazine of the Friedhelm Loh Group, has been proud to receive the renowned Fox Award. The 2/2014 issue of “be top” won the gold medal for a customer magazine published both in printed and digital form.

Hendrik Clöer (front row, left), department head at the local branch of the German Caritas Association, is pleased to receive a donation for refugee aid from Friedemann Hensgen (front row, right), chair of the Rittal Foundation’s council. Also pictured are Heinrich Arndt (2nd row, 5th from left), CEO of Caritas in Wetzlar, Manfred Wagner (3rd row, right), mayor of Wetzlar, and members of the Pinocchio ’90 theatre company.
Freedom on four wheels

24.07.2015. The Rittal Foundation is donating 10,000 euros to the German Caritas Association in the Wetzlar/Lahn-Dill-Eder region for the purchase of a minibus. The vehicle will be available to refugees and their aid workers, enabling them to attend appointments at local government offices or doctors’ surgeries when there is no sufficient public transport infrastructure.

Spontaneous fundraising campaign: staff collection raises €170,000 for earthquake victims
Spontaneous fundraising campaign: staff collection raises €170,000 for earthquake victims

10.06.2015. The situation in Nepal is still disastrous around one month after the devastating earthquake in the South Asian country. The staff of the Friedhelm Loh Group responded immediately, collecting a sum of €170,000. The donation will go now to international relief organizations providing important support on site.

Still top: The Friedhelm Loh Group is an outstanding employer
Still top: The Friedhelm Loh Group is an outstanding employer

07.04.2015. The Friedhelm Loh Group continues to be one of Germany’s top employers. This year, the "Top Employers Institute", has honoured the Group for the seventh year in a row for its forwardlooking personnel concepts, and praised its enthusiastic management, social commitment and innovative ideas.

Field tests planned for later this year
Field tests planned for later this year

18.06.2014. Kiesling Maschinentechnik will launch Averex, the world’s first robotic wiring centre, in the second half of 2014. After a five-year development period, this automation solution for machinery, control enclosure and switchgear manufacturing is now all but production-ready. But first, two to three real-world field tests will be conducted. Averex saves valuable time by eliminating the need to wire mounting plates manually. Now, connections between devices are made automatically and meet all applicable standards and safety requirements. This reduces the number of working hours per enclosure by up to 15 hours. Additional features, such as push-in connections and automatic wire-changing and labelling increase the degree of automation even further.

Friedhelm Loh Group takes over Kuttig
Friedhelm Loh Group takes over Kuttig

20.06.2013. Kuttig Computeranwendungen GmbH, Troisdorf, one of the biggest Autodesk partners in Germany, is now part of the Haiger-based Friedhelm Loh Group. This will create Germany's first centre of excellence for mechatronic CAD (computer-aided design) and PLM (product lifecycle management) solutions within the Eplan – Rittal – Kiesling alliance.

Rittal buys Kiesling Maschinentechnik
Rittal buys Kiesling Maschinentechnik

25.02.2013. Kiesling Maschinentechnik is joining Rittal International. In this way, the international corporate group is expanding its expertise in the fields of switching systems and control system engineering. Kiesling, a family-owned company headquartered in Dietzenbach in the German state of Hesse, is a sought-after specialist for automation solutions in the area of switching system engineering.

More structure for an improved overview
Eplan presents new website

29.01.2013. Solution-provider EPLAN's new website is now online to mark the new year. The website ties in with the consistent look and feel of the Friedhelm Loh Group and includes plenty of additional content, for example, new industry pages. The idea was to allow content to be found more quickly - which involved creating new filter options and optimising the search function.

Mr Guido Stannek appointed Rittal President
Mr Guido Stannek appointed Rittal President

24.01.2013. Rittal's management team is proud to welcome Mr Guido Stannek on board. Since the start of the year, Mr Stannek has been promoted to President, with worldwide responsibility for purchasing, procurement, and logistics at the leading enclosure and system provider.

Managers from 52 countries meet in the Rittal Arena
Managers from 52 countries meet in the Rittal Arena

23.01.2013. Over 320 Rittal managers from 52 countries attended a conference in the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar to map out the road to global growth for the company in 2013. A total of more than 500 million euros is to be invested in worldwide production and logistics over the next five years.

Success is not a given
Friedhelm Loh establishes charitable Rittal Foundation

20.02.2012. The Rittal Foundation has now started its work with an initial meeting of the Board and Council. The foundation's purpose is to support social and cultural institutions located close to Rittal sites worldwide. Friedhelm Loh announced the plan to establish the foundation last year to mark Rittal's 50th anniversary.

€ 570,000 donated for social and charitable institutions
€ 570,000 donated for social and charitable institutions

18.01.2012. Employees of the Friedhelm Loh Group and Friedhelm Loh himself, the Group's owner and Chairman, joined forces again last year for their traditional end of the year donation. Social and charitable institutions near the group's locations are being supported to the tune of € 150,000.

Hermann Tetzner is the new CFO of the Friedhelm Loh Group
Hermann Tetzner is the new CFO of the Friedhelm Loh Group

17.01.2012. Hermann Tetzner, a 55-year-old industrial engineer, has been responsible for the financial affairs of the internationally active group of companies since the beginning of the year. "The Friedhelm Loh group is consistently expanding its global business and will be able to finance organic growth on its own in future too", Mr. Tetzner explained.

School's out – what next?
School's out – what next?

05.12.2011. Around 60 young people attended an info fair organised by the Loh Academy at Rittal in Herborn under the banner "Training and 'StudiumPlus' with the Friedhelm Loh Group (F.L.G.)". This great response was once more proof that the companies forming the group are attractive potential employers for many school-leavers. The F.L.G. group is currently still able to offer a number of vacancies.

50 years of success thanks to you
50 years of success thanks to you

05.12.2011. Yet another jubilee has given Rittal plenty to reflect: On 1st December 2011, the Friedhelm Loh Group (F.L.G.), of which Rittal is a member, invited 409 employees celebrating a personal jubilee to the Stadthalle civic centre in Haiger, the birthplace of the internationally active company group. At this festive gathering, Friedhelm Loh thanked the employees who had already been contributing to the F.L.G. success story for 10, 25 or even 40 years.

To give is to gain
To give is to gain

01.11.2011. Training from a different perspective: During a workshop in Gnadenthal, the trainees of the Friedhelm Loh Group devoted their attention to the subject of “Disability and disadvantage”. Subsequently, they organised project days with affected youth groups. Friedhelm Loh, owner and board chairman of the Friedhelm Loh Group, praised this commitment and awarded prizes to the three best trainee projects.

On course for future careers
On course for future careers

26.10.2011. A total of 92 young men and women began their vocational training at companies of the Friedhelm Loh Group in August. The group companies Eplan, LKH, Loh Services, Rittal and Stahlo thus defended their title as the largest vocational training provider in the region in 2011, too.

260,000 euros to fight famine in the Horn of Africa
260,000 euros to fight famine in the Horn of Africa

28.09.2011. Just four months after donating 160,000 euros for earthquake victims in Japan, the Friedhelm Loh Group has given a further 260,000 euros to various aid organisations. This time round, the money is intended for people affected by the famine in East Africa. Employees donated more than 79,000 euros. Friedhelm Loh, owner and Chairman of the group of companies headquartered in the German town of Haiger, increased this amount to 160,000 euros and added a further 100,000 euros to mark Rittal's 50th anniversary.

Enclosure manufacturer makes a major contribution towards protecting the environment
Enclosure manufacturer makes a major contribution towards protecting the environment

20.09.2011. These days, saving resources is more important than ever. Rittal is a good example of a company that makes the best of the energy efficiency technology available to industrial companies today. The world’s leading provider of enclosure technology systems has established a successful practice of implementing the ideas of its own staff. Over the past five years, Rittal’s largest plant in Rittershausen has cut its consumption of electricity, gas and water by up to 30 percent.

Rittal extends its sponsorship of the
Rittal extends its sponsorship of the "Rittal Arena" and HSG Wetzlar

13.09.2011. Rittal has extended its contract and will remain the sponsor of the arena in Wetzlar that bears its name for the next five years. The enclosure and system supplier is also carrying on as a co-sponsor of HSG Wetzlar. In this way, Rittal is continuing its long-term support for the region of Middle Hesse.

€ 3 billion sales worldwide by 2015
€ 3 billion sales worldwide by 2015

09.09.2011. "The power of the past and the present is the start-ing point for our bold vision of the future." That's how Friedhelm Loh, proprietor and CEO of Rittal reflected on the company's status after 50 years of success. "We plan to have an annual turnover of € 3 billion by 2015. This goes hand in hand with rapidly growing staffing needs, representing career opportunities all over the world", continued Mr. Loh at the "50 Years Rittal. Power and Vision" anniversary press conference.

50,000 euros for children with cancer
50,000 euros for children with cancer

06.09.2011. Friedhelm Loh had a big surprise in store for a group of cyclists raising money for charity. They were expecting a donation of 5,000 euros, but when the Menschen für Kinder e.V. charity bike ride stopped off at Rittal, the group's owner handed over ten times that amount. The organisation will use the 50,000 euro donation to help children with cancer.

Huge praise for Rittal trainees
Huge praise for Rittal trainees

16.08.2011. 23 Rittal in commercial and technical vocations at Rittal have now made the leap into the world of work. On Tuesday 9 August, a ceremony was held at the company headquarters in Herborn to present them with their certificates. The trainers explicitly praised the high standard of exam results.

Support for new disabled facility in Burbach
Support for new disabled facility in Burbach

05.07.2011. On 29 June, the children’s charity "Förderverein Kinderzuhause" in Burbach was delighted to receive a donation of 9,500 Euros raised by Rittal employees and the company's owner, Friedhelm Loh. Some of the money had been raised by the Rittal Cup football tournament.

Friedhelm Loh Group among the worldwide growth champions
Friedhelm Loh Group among the worldwide growth champions

27.01.2011. According to Accenture, the Friedhelm Loh Group is one of only six German companies that in the last five years have not only had above-average sales growth in their sectors but also exceed the average of the 2000 corporations with the highest sales. The study was prepared by Accenture exclusively for the daily newspaper "Die Welt" and was published in January.