The Plansee Group, headquartered in Reutte, Austria, reports that in the last fiscal year it again increased its number of patents, now holding more than 2,000 patents worldwide. This figure includes granted and active patents as well as patent applications and utility models.
Wolfgang Köck, Managing Director at Plansee, and Peter Fink, Managing Director of Ceratizit Austria, announced the total numbers during the company’s second Inventors Day, held in Reutte. Some eighty inventors from across the globe attended the event, where all employees who were involved in an invention over the past two years were recognised with the ‘Plansee Group Inventor Plaque.’
Presentations highlighting individual projects demonstrated the range of inventions across the group’s many locations. Examples included the development of a particularly sharp tool in Italy which, among other applications, is used for machining aircraft components. In Germany, a tool equipped with a display for reading out data was developed, and in Austria one is enhancing Additive Manufacturing techniques for tungsten and molybdenum materials.
In his guest lecture, ski jumping legend Toni Innauer spoke about innovation and peak performance in the world of sports and in companies. “There are people everywhere who want to give their best,” Innauer stated. He added that it was crucial to continuously fight for the best conditions to allow these individuals to achieve their full potential.