Dr. Michael Effing re-elected as Chairman of the Board of AVK

Dr. Michael Effing, CEO of AMAC GmbH, was confirmed as Chairman of the Board at the constitutive Board meeting on 25 November 2019. Dirk Punke, CEO of BÜFA Thermoplastics Composites GmbH, was elected as Deputy Chairman, while Prof. Jens Ridzewski (from IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH) was elected as Treasurer. Michael Polotzki, CEO of Menzolit S.r.L., also continues as a Board member. The Executive Board will be in office for three years from 1 January 2020. The related press release can be found here.


Airborne goes D-A-CH with AMAC

As of October 1st, 2019, the Netherlands-based global market leading manufacturer of advanced automation equipment and solutions for composites, Airborne, strengthens its activities particularly in German speaking countries, the so-called D-A-CH region, comprising Germany, Austria and Switzerland with Dr. Michael Effing from AMAC. The Dutch company is looking for specialised partnerships to develop and deepen its international business opportunities in the aerospace and automotive markets. Please view the related press-release here.


Dr. Michael Effing Interview at China Composites

At this year´s China Composites, Dr. Michael Effing was interviewed together with his partners Dr. Michael Emonts (CEO AZL Aachen GmbH) and Dr. Daniel He (CEO Reach Group) Please see the video here. 


AVK market report is available

After six years of constant growing, the GFRP market stagnates in 2019. The entire annual market report made by AVK was presented at ICC in Stuttgart which took place together with Composites Europe. Further information can be found here.


AZL NewsLIGHT #14 is out

In this edition, we introduce our new Partnership Model: The Business+ Partnership. We also report on the winner of the JEC Innovation Award 2019, the “Ultra-Fast Manufacturing for Composite Tailored Blanks”, the “New Designs for Double-Belt Presses” as well as many more insights from our partner companies and institutes. Enjoy reading it here.