07/05/2013 | Webnews
Biogas – just like natural gas, oxygen, or nitrogen – is odorless, but potentially explosive and harmful. In order to reduce risks of gas usage to a minimum, gas consumers like Erdgas Südwest GmbH depend upon reliable odorization units that mix gases with strong-smelling substances like tetrahydrothiophene (THT). This is an important safety measure that permits responsible staff to notice leaks or defective systems quickly.
"Just recently, three of our biogas plants in Riedlingen and Laupheim were equipped with Lewa OD7 and OD60 type odorization systems," explains Karl-Heinz Brunner...
07/03/2013 | Webnews
Perfect running conditions and a cheering crowd drove the participants of the City Run in Leonberg on June 29 to new heights: two new track records in the women’s competition and a record number of 1,006 athletes finished the race at its fifth edition. The 5 km run, which is sponsored by LEWA, as well as the 10 km run were equally popular.
However, LEWA was also active on track: The company team, with 29 runners, was as big as never before and put together the second biggest crew. Unfortunately, Tobias Sauter, a marathon specialist who is sponsored by LEWA, could not enter the competition due...
06/27/2013 | Webnews
Ecosmart pumps from LEWA have proved themselves in simple metering applications in water treatment, in refineries, and in food technology, as well as in demanding chemical and petrochemical applications. However, the single head model which is available in four sizes reaches its limits at a maximum volume flow of 300 l/h.
Remedy is provided by the newly developed multiplex design: LEWA worked with experts from NIKKISO to develop the ecosmart multiplex with more flexibility in meeting the requirements. With this new design the four different sizes can be combined with each other and up to six...
06/19/2013 | Webnews
As participants of the project “Girls and Technology” ten students from Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium (High School) in Leonberg worked at LEWA to get an insight into the professional life of an industrial company. They were assigned to design and build something that is of use to their school.
The girls decided to make a steel couch for the school’s recreation room. With the help of trainer Thomas Steiger and LEWA’s apprentices they completed the piece of furniture within only a week. During that time, they learned how to treat materials like wood and metal properly and how to operate various...
05/24/2013 | Webnews
LEWA scores high grades
LEWA received consistently positive ratings in a worldwide customer satisfaction survey conducted by Consulimus AG. 300 industry customers from 29 countries who were questioned by phone gave particularly high grades to product quality (4.38 out of 5 points), product portfolio (4.37) and consulting by sales engineers (4.35). Another result that stands out is the high promoter score, according to which 48% of all customers would fully recommend LEWA.
There is still development potential in the categories „delivery time“ (3.57) and „on-time delivery“ (4.01). This results...
05/16/2013 | Webnews
On May 15th, LEWA hosted the Green Technologies Day for the fourth time. At this year’s edition, which was held under the slogan “Natural gas as energy source – Bridging technology to the hydrogen age?”, industry and science experts informed attendants about the current state of research and practical applications of modern technologies.
In the course of the day, innovative approaches to the handling of liquefied (natural) gas were presented to the competent audience which consisted of refinery operators, system manufacturers, and partners of LEWA. Besides new ways of LNG fueling and the...
05/14/2013 | Webnews
As manufacturer of customized products, LEWA is always in need of skilled employees. Since they often are hard to find on the job market, LEWA takes their training in their own hands.
Fairs present a big opportunity to make potential trainees aware of the company and the prospects it offers for the future. LEWA took advantages of this opportunity at this year’s Stuttgart Job Fair at the beginning of May. The spots in the engineering program of the cooperative state university raised big interest at the LEWA booth. However, the LEWA trainers at the fair had to put off the soon-to-be graduates...
05/06/2013 | Webnews
The Run for Life in Ditzingen, which has been held annually since 1999, is a special event. After all, the participants do not just want to achieve the fastest time. It is much rather about the distance covered. This is because each kilometer brings in donations which are defined individually prior to the race. Friends and sponsors of the runners provide the money and thus support the Muskoviszidose e.V. (an organization helping mucoviscidosis patients).
Once again, LEWA engaged at the race: the company team, which consisted of 36 runners, ran a total distance of 596.5 km and donated 1,000...
04/30/2013 | Webnews
Since 2006, Huber Verlag für Neue Medien (a publishing company) and Initiative Mittelstand (an association that represents the interests of mid-size companies) have been awarding the Industriepreis (Industry Award) to companies that offer innovative product solutions. This year, products with extraordinary technological, economic, ecologic, or societal value have been honored in 14 categories.
The competition among 1,200 applicants was hard, but LEWA managed to gain top results. The low-pressure liquid chromatography system LEWA EcoPrime received the certificate “Best of 2013” in “Production...
04/09/2013 | Webnews
At the end of March, LEWA-NIKKISO America took over Integrated Process Technologies, Inc. The Massachusetts based company specializes in engineering, design, and manufacture of high purity process systems. IPT has a proven track record of delivering design-build projects for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets with particular expertise in process/mechanical and process/automation systems integration.
Due to a collaborative agreement with IPT closed in 2008, Lewa's US subsidiary has been able break into the North American biopharmaceutical downstream systems markets. The acquisition...
02/26/2013 | Webnews
Triumvirate at LEWA
Stefan Glasmeyer and Dr. Martin Fiedler complete the new executive board.
Since February 1 of this year, the Pump and System Division of the Lewa-Nikkiso Group has been led by a triumvirate. The former CEO of Lewa GmbH, Bernd Stütz, already left the company at the end of 2012. On January 1, Naota Shikano took over as his successor. Shikano is now sharing responsibility for the pump and systems business of the entire group with Stefan Glasmeyer, who is responsible for sales, and with Dr. Martin Fiedler, who is head of the Operations Division.
Naota Shikano started his...
02/12/2013 | Webnews
LEWA’s international growth continues.
Most recent sign of this development is the move of LEWA Middle East to a larger location. The excellent order situation in the region as well as the increasing staff necessitated this step.
The new facility, including office building, warehouse and service area, was inaugurated and taken into service during the opening celebration on February 7, 2013.
The new address:
LEWA Middle East FZE PO Box 261900RA8SC06, Jebel Ali Free Zone Dubai, UAE
01/10/2013 | Webnews
Leonberg pump manufacturer extending its partner product portfolio
From now on, Lewa will market the progressing cavity and screw spindle pumps of Knoll Maschinenbau GmbH, allowing the company to address even more applications. Knoll will benefit from new sales channels to penetrate into entirely new markets and expand its own international presence (sales in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria and its subsidiaries).
Lewa and Knoll have worked actively together since the start of 2013. The cooperation enables Knoll to strengthen and expand their business on the international level. For...