Mitsubishi Electric Automation (United States) - German Water Partnership e.V. is the only network in the internationally oriented German water sector and unites over 300 companies. The course for the future was set at its 18th General Assembly held in July 2022 in Berlin. Alexandra Ervenich, Corporate Account Manager Water at Mitsubishi Electric, was one of the members elected to sit on the GWP board for the next four years (2022-2026).
The topics of “Water. Climate. Change.” also dominated the network’s traditional annual conference held on 6 July 2022. Due to the reorientation of climate policy, the German water industry is increasingly dealing with the problems of climate change, sustainability, digitalisation and the resulting need for innovation.
A podium discussion and various workshop sessions gave the attendees the opportunity to network with each other as well as with representatives from the worlds of politics, business and science. Alexandra Ervenich: “Topics like reliability of supply, protection of resources and energy efficiency are currently the focus of our attention and are promoted by the GWP. In this, the latest digital technologies will make a significant contribution to climate and water protection."
As a global player in the field of automation technology, Mitsubishi Electric has a long history of success in providing energy-efficient and sector-specific solutions for the water industry. In-house AI supports intelligent maintenance concepts, complex data analytics and process monitoring, thus making an important contribution to the achievement of climate targets.
The new board of GWP:
The new board of German Water Partnership is made up of the following members:
- Dr. Michael Beckereit (Deutsche Wasser International GmbH)
- Axel Böcker (Dorsch International Consultants GmbH)
- Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Drechsler (UFT Umwelt- und Fluid-Technik GmbH)
- Eckard Eberle (elected in absentia, Siemens)
- Alexandra Ervenich (Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.)
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven-Uwe Geißen (Technical University of Berlin)
- Ingo Hannemann (Hamburg Wasser)
- Georg Huber (HUBER SE)
- Michael Kersting (Hermann Sewerin GmbH)
- Dr. Michael Kuhn (Kuhn GmbH)
- Dr.-Ing. Shahrooz Mohajeri (inter 3 Institute for Resource Management)
- Dipl.-Chem.-Ing. Anja Rach (Enexio Water Technologies)
- Gunda Röstel (Gelsenwasser AG and Stadtentwässerung Dresden GmbH, chair of the board of GWP)
- Dr.-Ing. Gerd Sagawe (Dr. Weber & Partner GmbH)
- Dr.-Ing. Ursula Schließmann (Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB))
About German Water Partnership:
German Water Partnership e.V. (GWP) is a network of around 300 companies and institutions that unites stakeholders of the German industry and research in the water sector. From university institutes to globally represented component manufacturers, the network offers a diversity of expertise. Since its founding in 2008, the initiative has been supported by the five Federal Ministries for the Environment, Research, Development, Economics and the Federal Foreign Office.
About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation:
With more than 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric enriches society with technology in the spirit of its “Changes for the Better.” The company recorded a revenue of 4.476,7 billion yen (U.S.$ 36,7 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.
*U.S. dollar amounts are translated from yen at the rate of ¥122=U.S.$1, the approximate rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2022
About Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation Business Group:
Offering a vast range of automation and processing technologies, including controllers, drive products, power distribution and control products, electrical discharge machines, laser processing machines, computerized numerical controllers, and industrial robots, Mitsubishi Electric helps bring higher productivity – and quality – to the factory floor. In addition, our extensive service networks around the globe provide direct communication and comprehensive support to customers.
About Factory Automation EMEA:
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Factory Automation EMEA has its European headquarters in Ratingen near Dusseldorf, Germany. It is a part of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. that has been represented in Germany since 1978, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan.
The role of Factory Automation EMEA is to manage sales, service and support across its network of local branches and distributors throughout the EMEA region.
e-F@ctory is Mitsubishi Electric’s integrated concept to build reliable and flexible manufacturing systems that enable users to achieve many of their high speed, information driven manufacturing aspirations. Through its partner solution activity, the e-F@ctory Alliance, and its work with open network associations such as The CC-Link Partners Association (CLPA), users can build comprehensive solutions based on a wide ranging “best in class” principle.
In summary, e-F@ctory and the e-F@ctory Alliance enable customers to achieve integrated manufacturing but still retain the ability to choose the most optimal suppliers and solutions.
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