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SensoPart celebrates jubilee


Sensor manufacturer SensoPart is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Friday.

The company told MVPro Magazine that its jubilee year will be celebrated in style with multiple events organised for employees, customers, partners and members of the public.

“We gauge ourselves not by what is possible today, but by our vision of what can be achieved” – this was the motto devised by SensoPart’s CEO Theodor Wanner when founding the company in 1994.

The electronics engineer with a PhD began his career with leading sensor manufacturers Pepperl & Fuchs and later Sick.

Wanner explained that SensoPart Industriesensorik has acquired an international reputation as an innovative supplier of opto-electronic sensors and image-processing vision sensors for factory automation. The company has even become a market leader in the sector of image-processing vision sensors, which play a key role, for example, in robotics applications.

SensoPart’s customer spectrum ranges from automotive and machine construction, electronics and solar industries to pharmaceutical companies and the food sector. It employs 210 across its home sites of Wieden and Gottenheim, as well as in its international subsidiaries in France, England, China and the USA. A new 2,600 square metre production hall was inaugurated 18 months ago on the Gottenheim site, doubling the production and logistics space.

There will be a week of celebrations in June.

“In our jubilee year, we want to combine work with celebrations, and have therefore devised a variety of events for our employees, customers and partners,” explained company spokesman Bernd Eckenfels. The celebrations begin with an in- house party for employees on 12 April at the founding site of Wieden – one week after the official anniversary. An entire week will be dedicated to the jubilee from 24 – 29 June, under the title “SensoPart International Innovation Week.” It will be a week of celebration with customers and partners, but will also include specialist training courses and presentations on technological trends.

A key event will be held during Innovation Week. Customers, partners, suppliers and guests from the world of politics are invited to “SensoPart Innovation Day” on 27 June. There will be training sessions and top-class scientific presentations, for example by Prof Dr Thomas Bauernhansl, Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart, and Prof Dr Bernd Jähne from the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of Heidelberg University.

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