BARTEC Group

BARTEC at ACHEMA 2015 - Pioneering Solutions for Increased Safety and Efficiency

Press Release   •   Aug 13, 2015 08:29 GMT

The ACHEMA 2015 ended with an optimistic mood and more than 166,000 international visitors in Frankfurt/Germany last Friday. At the triennial world forum for the process industry, more than 3,800 exhibitors from 55 countries presented technologies and know-how for the chemical and petrochemical industries as well as the pharmaceutical and food industry.

The BARTEC Group won over the international trade public with a variety of newly-developed explosion-proof products and solutions. Since its founding in 1975, the Bad Mergentheim safety technology company has, thanks to its innovative strength, become one of the world's leading providers for industries in which dangerous substances such as flammable liquids, gases and dusts occur.

"The very high quality of visitors and conversations on the BARTEC booth once again proves the importance of ACHEMA to our industry," says Dr. Ralf Köster, CEO of the BARTEC Group. The safety technology provider has been exhibiting continuously at ACHEMA since 1978, since the exhibition appeals to major client groups of BARTEC. Once again the trade visitors were particularly impressed by the numerous new products and solution competence of the BARTEC Group. Under the motto "BARTEC goes mobile", the explosion protection experts presented as a highlight a portfolio of high-quality mobile communication solutions, including a globally unique Android smartphone that is outwardly not much different from a typical consumer smartphone. However, it supports the users in increasing their productivity and efficiency significantly, as it offers, for example, the opportunity to transfer razor-sharp images of maintenance scenarios in hazardous areas by means of a self-developed video conferencing app, with a live stream whereby even the finest hairline cracks are revealed. This high quality, which BARTEC can offer on mobile, may save customers a helicopter flight on a platform or a day of production loss.

"The innovative ability of our industry is shown in a special way at ACHEMA, the world's largest forum for the process industry" adds Dr. Ralf Köster. "For us, the fair is an excellent platform to successfully represent the performance and the unique market position of the BARTEC Group. The many enthusiastic visitors from home and abroad have confirmed this once again."

BARTEC is a leading global provider of explosion protection. Its international customers mainly include companies from the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries and from the field of energy. In the context of the strategic further development of the group, the focus is on the key areas of innovation and globalisation: The goal of the "BARTEC goes mobile" strategy is to release a wide range of explosion-proof tablets, smartphones and cameras as well as the associated software integration in order to provide the best possible service to the future market of mobile solutions for use in hazardous areas. In addition, BARTEC is focusing on consistent internationalisation and on the systematic expansion of its international network, which currently comprises a global network of 14 production locations, over 60 sales units and around 50 international trading partners.