As part of her tour marking the opening of this year’s Hannover Messe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo paid a visit to Kaeser Kompressoren’s trade show booth. Naturally, Kaeser was delighted to welcome Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Szydlo.
For her part, the Chancellor was enthusiastic about the power of innovation demonstrated by the Coburg-based compressed air system provider, praising the Industrie 4.0 products and services offered by Kaeser as “very nice” while Thomas Kaeser, Chairman of the Board at Kaeser Kompressoren, explained these to her in just a few minutes.
In her speech opening this year’s Hannover Messe on Sunday, the Chancellor had expressed concern that although there are currently many concepts related to Industrie 4.0, at this point relatively few concrete products and services are actually available. Thomas Kaeser emphasized that Kaeser is different in this regard, mentioning how as a compressed air system provider, Kaeser already offers innovative Industrie 4.0 products and services, and showcased them at Hannover Messe.
In conclusion and as a token of thanks, the Kaeser Board presented the Chancellor with a model of a compressor, which she then wanted to “have explained” by her staff.