Corning Incorporated

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include:

  • Damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets
  • Precision glass for advanced Displays
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-Speed communications Networks
  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing
  • Emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles

Phoenix Contact Group

Phoenix Contact is the worldwide market leader of components, systems and solutions in the area of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. Today, the family-owned company employs 14,500 people worldwide and had a turnover of 1.91 billion euros in 2015. The corporate headquarters is located in Blomberg in Germany. The Phoenix Contact Group has twelve companies in Germany as well as more than 50 sales subsidiaries. In addition, the worldwide presence is consolidated by 30 representations in Europe and Overseas.

Phoenix Contact produces with a high vertical range of manufacture in ten countries all over the world. The product range comprises components and system solutions for energy supply including wind and solar, device and machine building as well as control cabinet engineering. A diverse product range of modular terminal blocks and special-purpose terminals, printed circuit terminal blocks and plug connectors, cable connection technology and installation accessories offers innovative components. Electronic interfaces and power supplies, automation systems on the basis of Ethernet and wireless, safety solutions for man, machine and data, surge protection systems as well as software programs and tools provide installers and operators of systems as well as device manufacturers with comprehensive systems. The automotive, renewable energy and infrastructure markets are supported with holistic solution concepts including engineering and training services and further service features according to their specific demands.

Phoenix Contact supports the digital transformation with products, systems and solutions. Based on the experience in the in-house machine building, the company knows the requirements of the digitalization and integrated data flow from the engineering through the production and furthermore along the whole product life cycle. Product innovations and specific solutions for individual customer requests are developed at the locations in Germany, China and the United States. Numerous patents underline the fact that many developments of Phoenix Contact are unique in their own. In close cooperation with universities and science, future technologies like e-mobility and the digitalization are explored and integrated into products, systems and solutions for the market.

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Since the founding of our company in 1918, we at Panasonic have been providing better living for our customers, always making 'people' central to our activities, and thus focusing on 'people's lives'. Going forward from this, and based on our innovative electronics technology, we will continue to provide a wide variety of products, systems and services. These will range from consumer electronics products to industrial devices, building products and housing. We will continue to work hard to offer new value for better living in various areas such as homes, communities, businesses, the travel and car indutries - helping to realise 'A Better Life, A Better World' for each individual customer.

Profile of the Mitsubishi Electric Group

The Mitsubishi Electric Group operates on the corporate principle of contributing to creating a vibrant and affluent society by enhancing its technologies, services, and creative powers, as a leader in the manufacture and sales of electric and electronic equipment used in Energy and Electric Systems, Industrial Automation, Information and Communication Systems, Electronic Devices, and Home Appliances.


Corporate Data
(As of March 31, 2016)

Tokyo Building, 2-7-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8310, Japan

President & CEO: Masaki Sakuyama 
Established: January 15, 1921
Paid-in Capital: ¥175,820 Million
Shares Issued: 2,147,201,551 Shares
Consolidated Net Sales: ¥4,394,353 Million
Consolidated Total Assets: ¥4,059,941 Million
Employees: 135,160


TE Connectivity enabling the Industrial Internet of Things/Industrie 4.0

As a $12bn global technology leader, TE Connectivity offers a wide range of connectors, sensors and electronic components to meet connectivity challenges in a wide array of environments and conditions. With passion for innovation as a core value and our engineering competence, we continuously drive leading edge design and manufacturing.

We offer intelligent and high-performing connectivity and sensor solutions – essential technologies enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)/Industrie 4.0.

IIoT applications are moving from concept to commercial implementation. TE does not only offer solutions providing connectivity at the physical level but digital connectivity between the physical objects and their virtual representations at IT level. We make sensor and actuator data available for aggregation and analytics, providing the necessary data adaptability for all platforms and users on the factory floor, thus enabling our customers to reach higher levels of productivity in their operations.

Even faster, even better

Welcome to the 2016 IEC General Meeting! In Frankfurt we will be looking at the future of standardization. DIN is working together with German stakeholders, and European and international partners, on shaping this future. Standards generate economic benefits which have been estimated at € 17 billion/year for Germany alone. To ensure industry continues to enjoy these benefits we must meet – and preferably anticipate – the continually changing needs of our customers. What are these needs? And how can we meet them? Here are some answers:

Industry and research need standards more quickly
Standards need to be published faster, which is particularly essential for work in the ICT sector, and many other areas. Bringing standards to the market faster with the same high level of quality – that is the ambitious goal of DIN’s Standardization 18.0 project. Our goal is to develop standards within 18 months with zero errors, allowing us to even better meet the needs of our customers. To do this we are looking very closely at all of our processes, especially standardization procedures. The aim is to identify potentials for making these processes move faster while at the same time ensuring a high quality.

Rapidly changing technologies require new standardization deliverables
DIN Specifications are our standardization deliverables that can be published within only a few months. They help bring innovative products, technologies and services quickly to the market. This especially helps small and medium size companies. With the DIN SPEC, SMEs can effectively market their innovations and turn their technology lead into economic success. DIN SPECs must also be drawn up in the more traditional areas of technical standardization to keep up with rapidly changing technologies. Experience has shown that DIN SPECs are suitable for providing initial results for work at European and international level. And any DIN SPEC can be used as a basis for a full European or international standard.

Converging technologies require collaboration
Innovative topics such as Industry 4.0 or smart cities involve the integration of many systems and are presenting standardization with new challenges. Information and communications technologies are integrated into all areas of cutting-edge fields. This is why ICT standardization must be networked with other disciplines. Today, strategic discussions require a broader view rather than focusing on one standards committee. It is time to close the ranks between full-consensus standardization and the development of specifications – within standards bodies and, where appropriate, working together with fora and consortia. This type of cooperation has been successful for many years in the field of electromobility, for example.

Join us in the Reinvention Lab on Tues 11 October at 2 pm to learn more about e-mobility standardization. We also look forward to presenting current DIN initiatives to you at our stand. See you there!

About innogy SE

Innogy is one of the leading European energy companies. With its three business areas of Renewables, Grid & Infrastructure as well as Retail, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. The focus of innogy’s activities is on offering existing and potential customers innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life. The key markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and several countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. In renewable power generation, the company is also active in other regions, e.g. Spain and Italy. The new subsidiary of RWE AG was launched on 1 April 2016. On 29 June 2016, the name of the European stock company was announced: innogy. The new name will take formal effect as of 1 September 2016, at which time the company as well as its products and services will be rebranded.

The innogy brand name is a symbiosis of the terms innovation, energy and technology. Based on the combined segment figures for 2015, the company would have an EBITDA of some €4.5 billion and employ about 40,000 of the current some 60,000-strong workforce of RWE AG once the founding phase is complete.

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Intelligent high-performance connection technology forms the basis of industrial application and product technology. The HARTING range of products and solutions comprises connectors, device connection technology, network components and ready-to-use system cables. HARTING products connect and network devices, machines and facilities via data, signal and power. These offerings enable solutions for the following markets: automation technology, energy, transport technology, radio, stage and event management technology, machine construction, medical technology and infrastructure. HARTING also produces electro-magnetic components for the automobile industry and provides solutions for the fields of e-mobility, housing technology and shop systems. Also many products and solutions in the field of Integrated Industry are offered.

The HARTING Group currently employs around 4,200 people across its 43 sales companies and 13 production Locations.


ABB is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

We are active across the entire electricity value chain. Our solutions range from power grids to automation systems that provide full visibility and control over installations ranging from mines to offshore platforms to manufacturing plants, buildings and homes.

In addition, we supply all manner of power and automation solutions from advanced power transmission equipment to turbochargers to industrial robots, electric-vehicle charging stations, and individual circuit breakers.

ABB is at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution, applying technologies related to the Internet of Things, Services and People to drive the energy transition and the factory of the future.


Bender with its headquarter in Grünberg, Hesse and representatives in more than 70 countries, is market leader for monitoring systems promoting electrical safety.

For more than seven decades Bender produces first-class products that enjoy an excellent reputation in almost all industries. Besides a wide product range Bender also offers branch-specific solutions, such as for hospitals, mining, automation, chemical industry, engineering, ships, submarine, railway technology, as well as for wind and solar energy. The portfolio is supplemented by Power Quality products and alarm indicator and operator panels which enables an overview of complex electrical systems.


The Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse (BG ETEM – German Social Accident Insurance for the Energy, Textile, Electrical and Media Products Sector) is one of nine accident insurance agencies for the commercial industry in Germany. The BG ETEM insures some 3.8 million employees in about 200 000 member companies. It takes care of matters like work safety and health protection in the member companies as well as rehabilitation and compensation in the event of work accidents and occupational diseases.
The BG ETEM also commits itself to work safety and social security at international level. It is a member of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), this being the most important international institution uniting agencies and organizations that are active in the field of social security.
During the 2016 IEC General Meeting BG ETEM, ISSA Electricity, DKE, VDE and KAN will host the 2nd International Symposium "Electricity and Safety in the 21st Century". It takes place at Kap Europa on 13 October. For further event information please visit

BSH Company profile

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. With a portfolio of 14 brands, BSH covers a wide range of consumer needs. Alongside the Global Brands Bosch and Siemens¹ as well as Gaggenau and Neff, the portfolio comprises the Local Heroes Thermador, Balay, Coldex, Constructa, Pitsos, Profilo, Ufesa and Zelmer, as well as the Label Brands Junker and Viva.

Successful all over the world
Founded in 1967 as a joint venture of Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich), BSH has belonged exclusively to the Bosch Group since January 2015. Over its almost 50-year history, the company has grown from a German exporter into the world's² second-largest home appliance manufacturer. With more than 56,000 employees, BSH increased its revenue in 2015 to around 12.6 billion euros. BSH has some 40 factories worldwide and produces the entire range of modern home appliances. This ranges from cookers, ovens and extractor hoods, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, fridges and freezers to small appliances (Consumer Products) such as vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, kettles, irons and hairdryers.