Economic Council of the Christian Democrat party impressed by Schneider Messtechnik

BAD KREUZNACH - Innovative companies are the target of the Economic Council of the CDU e.V. in Rhineland-Palatinate at regular intervbals. The Bad Kreuznach/Idar-Oberstein section now had the “Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik GmbH” in the Rotlay Mühle in its appointment calendar. Led by section board member, Norbert Taplick, a delegation came to find out about the company that was founded in 1947 and which is a member of the Allit Group owned by the Kallinowsky family.

CEO Dr. Wolfram Kleuver and Head of Marketing Uwe J. Keller presented the company that has belonged to the Allit Group since 1973, but really has nothing to do with the business of the core company that is involved in plastics technology. Allit produces i.a. storage case systems for DIY stores and supermarkets in Bad Kreuznach, while medication storage logistics are produced i.a. also in China. Schneider Messtechnik, on the other hand, is one of the leading suppliers of optical and multisensor measurement technology.

The clients include companies from the automotive and aerospace industries. It all started with small optical aids, such as the first varifocal glasses. Customers of the “Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik” today include leading car and aircraft manufacturers, as well as companies from the aerospace, defence and medical technology industries. “Spare parts for the human body, such as artificial hip joints, have to fit properly,” emphasised Keller.

The Economic Council was able to see for itself the productivity and absolute precision of the customised measuring equipment produced at the Bad Kreuznach site. The product range includes profile and measurement projectors and multisensor measurement devices. In a demonstration area, customers from Germany and abroad are able to get an impression of how the measurements are performed using the widely differing devices. In the meantime the company also has its own in-house development department for software. Schneider Messtechnik currently has 90 employees. It is not always easy to find well-qualified staff, said Kleuver. The company was recently in desperate need of development engineers. A dozen young people are trained in-house – currently as industrial/technical mechatronics technician, IT specialist and industrial clerk.

The precision laser target that presents laser sensors in Olympic format and was used by the modern pentathletes at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer attracted particular attention. Here the laser pistols replaced the conventional air pistols. They simplify travel for the sportsmen and women with their equipment in the luggage. The “Modern Pentathlon” includes fencing and swimming, show jumping, and combined shooting and running. “The technology worked very well in Rio,” reports Uwe Keller. The Olympic format laser sensors were developed by the specialists at Schneider in 2009 and were used at the Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010. In the meantime, the “laser target” has been developed further and is now of interest to sports marksmen, biathletes or the event sector, because shooting is now “lead-free” (i.e. without lead projectile) together with the use of software for recording the scores by app. The technology can also be installed in conventional guns. A combination that no longer falls under the Weapons Act. “An innovative development from Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik,” was the conclusion of Norbert Taplick and his companions.

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