Wilhelm Vogel GmbH Antriebstechnik
Stattmannstraße 1
Contact: Mr. Philipp Renz
November 28, 2007

Vogel Antriebstechnik receives the award for innovation in the anniversary year.

After 60 years, still a lot of "drive"

The company Wilhelm Vogel GmbH Antriebstechnik had many reasons to celebrate a successful year 2007. The company lead by the owner received the award "Innovationspreis 2007 Industrie" (Award of Innovation 2007 Industry) in the year of its 60th anniversary. In view of this, it was easier for the senior partner, Alfred Uhlmann, to announce his retirement.

Over 42 years he has controlled the direction of the company as director and associate. During this time he continually expanded the then medium-sized, family owned company, into its present size and status.  Today approximately 250 employees work in the three locations in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Through innovation and highest quality products, the company Vogel became one of the leading manufacturers in the field of drive technology and in some particular kinds of gearboxes even the world market leader. An example for this development is the newest generation of planetary gearboxes, which was awarded by "Initiative Mittelstand" with the "Innovatiospreis 2007 Industrie" (Award of Innovation 2007 Industry) in the category of drive technology.

As part of the anniversary celebration the head of the district authority, Mr. Heinz Eininger, presented the "Staufermedaille" to Mr. Alfred Uhlmann. With this medal the prime minister of Baden-Württemberg, Mr. Oettinger, honored him for his service to the federal state Baden-Württemberg. During his speech, the head of the district authority highly valued the entrepreneurial achievements and the intensive dedication to education, as well as his voluntary service to job-related and local organisations.

The company seems to be well prepared for the time of Mr. Uhlmann's retirement. The generational change has already happened through his son, Volker Uhlmann, taking over the position as director of the company. Visible signs for this further positive development are the new building in Oberboihingen, which was finished last year, and the new corporate appearance, which even stronger than before signals innovation and style.

The director of the company, Mr. Volker Uhlmann (Dipl.-Ing.), says - the important assets of the company are the highly qualified team and their motivation to succeed in the market. Many employees were again awarded this year for their long-term loyalty, and three trainees were awarded for their excellent diplomas. 

About the company:
The Wilhelm Vogel GmbH has its location in the industrial area of Stuttgart. It is a mid-sized company specified in drive technology and is a world market leader in the range of Phase shifter gearboxes. The focus lays in the production of precision gearboxes offering spiral bevel, bevel helical, phase-shifter as well as planetary gearboxes. A notably strength lies in the modern low-backlash servo gearbox in various designs. Customers worldwide include the branches of general machine construction, machine tool manufacturing, printing and packaging units, handling and robotic engineering, filling and conveying systems.

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Alfred Uhlmann. After 42 years at the head of Vogel Antriebstechnik he is about to retire.

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Wilhelm Vogel GmbH
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