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04.06.2014 / 08:00

Press Release

Dr. Winfried Blümel assumes chairmanship of the Industry
Association of Sheet Metal Forming (Industrieverband Blechumformung)

Oberkirch, June 4, 2014 - Dr. Winfried Blümel, Chief Operating Officer of Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Industry Association of Sheet Metal Forming (Industrieverband Blechumformung [IBU]).

As a Federal Association, the IBU represents companies in the sheet metal forming industry and their suppliers. With approximately 230 members, the Association unites all of the industry's most important companies, many of which are mid-sized family-owned companies distinguished by their industrial production.

Going forward, Dr. Blümel will place a particularly strong emphasis on the subject of qualification. As a member of PWO's Management Board, he has also successfully been involved in the transfer of knowledge between universities and mid-sized businesses.

Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG
The Management Board

PWO company profile
PWO is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of advanced metal components and systems in lightweight construction for automotive safety and comfort. The company has developed a unique knowledge in the forming and joining of metals over the course of its 95-year history since it was founded in 1919. The German location at Oberkirch currently employs over 1,500 staff members. The Group is globally represented with further sites in China, Canada, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. It employs around 3,100 staff members worldwide.

PW0 is a partner to the global automotive industry for the development and production of innovative products in the divisions "Mechanical components for electrical and electronic applications", "Safety components for airbags, seats and steering" and "Components and sub-systems for vehicle bodies and chassis".

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