|The CoolTherm® is a self-sufficient server rack with innovative air-conditioning technology. Within a closed air circulation system, the air heated up to about 40 degrees centigrade by the blade servers is pressed through an air/water heat exchanger and efficiently cooled back down to 20-25 degrees centigrade; thus the unit is able to master waste heat energy ratings of up to 35kW.|
The concept is an efficient and economical solution for data processing centres. This translates to 80 per cent in saved space, compared to conventional cooling systems in data processing centres, as well as 25 per cent less energy consumption for the cooling system.
The design of the server rack and its door formally underlines the innovative function of the heat exchange process and simultaneously conveys the image of a high-end product from Knurr.
|Numerous technical and functional product features very quickly prompt product comparisons, especially in the investment goods industry. Using the most diverse characteristics, an industrial design therefore provides an excellent opportunity to contribute to a targeted, and even "necessary", differentiation. Differentiation features in the industrial design consequently make a very significant contribution to a product’s success.
As one of the most influential leading innovators in server rack and network technology, Knurr has already been consistently applying the industrial design as a strategic competition factor for many years. A customer-specific industrial design and successful engineering are part of the core competencies and are incorporated into the Knurr integral quality concept. The top of the range product, CoolTherm®, a server rack platform equipped with innovative thermal management, continues this demand for high quality standards and is an expression of a highly creative value conservation and brand philosophy. Bestowal of the IF Award is recognition of this continuously implemented design strategy.
Future-Proof Solution in the Data Centre:
CoolTherm® Server, storage and IT components are constantly becoming more efficient and at the same time more compact in their construction, and increasingly require less space. The requirements of a data centre’s infrastructure are already undergoing drastic change, especially in order to provide thermal management to cope with the enormous increases in heat loads.
Knurr developed the CoolTherm®, a high quality product that has already been installed hundreds of times over and is primarily characterised by its integrated thermal management, as an innovative "future-proof" solution that is thermally managed separate from the room infrastructure by a closed air circulation in the CoolTherm® server rack. Even the airflow heated by blade servers to over 40°C is routed via an air-water heat exchanger and consequently efficiently cooled to 20 to 25°C, which allows an enormous dissipated heat load of up to 35 kilowatts to be managed. For the data centre and the IT room this concept represents a fail-safe, highly efficient and economical solution. Compared with a conventional cooling system, CoolTherm® achieves an 80% space saving and saves up to a quarter of the previous energy input for cooling. The CoolTherm® design formally emphasizes the innovative function of the heat exchange process and at the same time profiles the high quality rating of Knurr’s high-end product.
Knurr ranks among the best in communication for customer loyalty!
|Based in the Bavarian town of Arnstorf, Knurr AG has this year won over the Jury of the German Award for Business Communication with an impressive concept for customer loyalty. From among 980 companies, the elaborate marketing concept of this industrial-scale enterprise rapidly found its way to the forefront of the competition. The recently released "Jahrbuch" (Yearbook) reaffirms the skills of Knurr’s marketing specialist responsible, Werner Gropp.
In addition to the acclaimed overall presentation of the "Cabling & Networking Technology on Tour" campaign for customer loyalty, Knurr AG scored further points with the proven success of this marketing activity. Marketing Director Werner Gropp explains: "Our aim was to counterbalance the effects of the autumn trade fair, EXPONET in Cologne, the appeal of which had suffered considerably. We came up with an excellent way to do this by setting up a road show, which goes by the name of "Cabling & Networking Technology on Tour", with which we achieve a customer-oriented, industry-specific information transfer. We also succeeded in substantially reducing costs with a significantly higher number of lead reports!"
Technical lectures by industry experts in the area of network technology and structured cabling were rounded off with the presentation of the latest products. Even the early invitation phase was recognised as being extraordinary. Several hundred customers in this sector were addressed and invited with a direct mailing campaign, intensively supported on their premises, followed by a subject-specific offer which emphasized the product diversity of Knurr and its partners.
Lars Barnau of the German Award for Business Communication was clearly impressed: "The Jury found the invitation method, the successful attempt to steer clear of the usual, no-frills bulk mailing and the refreshing humorous approach to be particularly creative!" In addition to the original idea, the activity also drew praise for it long-term capacity and the recognisable further development of a trade fair and exhibition character to a very personal consultancy talk. In the jurors’ opinion, Knurr AG enhanced the communication between company and customer in a sustained fashion with direct dialog and interaction, and was consequently able to intensify customer loyalty.
The Knurr Marketing Team, which, with Werner Gropp at the helm, continues to reinforce its commitment to matters concerning "Cabling & Networking Technology on Tour" and will be present at 15 individual events across the whole of Germany, received numerous congratulations on reaching the final from within the advertising industry. The aim is to also extend this marketing concept outside of Germany to the rest of Europe and to continue this advertising success story.
Once again, Knurr is a finalist
|The votes for the "German Award for Business Communication" have been cast Once again, Knurr is a finalist.
They jury has made its decision. The finalists for the sixth "German Award for Business Communication" (DPWK) have been listed. The Business award is presented in seven categories in Berlin as usual. Hopefuls in these categories are Deutsche BP AG, Deutsche Bank AG, HanseNet Telekommunikation GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, Knurr AG, Adidas AG, Henkel KGaA, E.ON Energie AG, Comdirect Bank, O2, Vodafone D2 GmbH, Allianz Versicherungs-AG, WALL AG, Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co KG, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband, DIT Deutscher Investment Trust, Westfälische Provinzial Versicherung AG, MLP AG, NBC Universal Global Networks Deutschland GmbH, BearingPoint GmbH, DEGEWO, Städtische Werke Magdeburg GmbH, Degussa AG, Sennheiser electronic GmbH Co G, Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co KG, Sedus Stoll AG, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH. On the Day of Business Communication on June 1, 2006, the symposium titled "Target Group: Future" will set the stage for the event which will feature lectures by well-known experts.
In the evening, the winners will be announced and celebrated in the context of an award giving gala in Berlin.
You can find further information on the German Award for Business Communication at: www.dpwk.de
For the third time, the DPKW is presenting a special award for the "Most Effective Public Communication". This year, the prize goes to UNICEF Deutschland for its campaign "You and I against AIDS" ("Du und ich gegen AIDS"). UNICEF aims to help millions of children affected by AIDS with this global campaign.
With the campaign, UNICEF appeals in more than 100 cities to the public to put children at the centre of the fight against AIDS. Across the globe, millions of children affected by AIDS still receive less medication and social care than adults. The Germany-wide UNICEF Action Day is a pointer to the Federal Government on the status of the global fight against AIDS, just before the international summit that begins in New York on May 31.
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FSC PrimeCenter Rack receives Industry "iF Award"
|The Fujitsu-Siemens PrimeCenter Rack is to receive the award for design excellence, the "iF Award ". The rack manufactured by Knurr as commissioned by Fujitsu Siemens is on display at CeBIT 2004 in the iF-Pavilion/IC and at Knurr in Hall 14, at Stand G12.|
With PrimeCenter Rack, Knurr once again prove their depth of know-how in the rack technology and design area. Culmination of this successful combination of technology and design: The iF Design Award in the product design category, Communication/Entertainment. Knurr developed the PrimeCenter Rack in cooperation with designafairs, and manufactures the rack exclusively according to their customer contract for Fujitsu-Siemens computers. An especially successful cooperation, as the distinction with the iF Design Award proves only too well.
The PrimeCenter Rack is on display with other winners of the iF Design Award at CeBit 2004 in the iF-Pavilion/IC.
"Knurr, Inc receives the ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance certification"
|Knurr, Inc. is proud to announce that the Quality Management System of the company has been assessed and approved by NQA, USA, against the ISO 9001:2000 standard. Prior to this, the company was approved to ISO 9002:1994 which will become obsolete by the end of this year.
The Quality Management System is applicable to the supply and modular assembly of technical furniture and electronic/ telecom enclosures to catalogue design or customer specification. Charles Poirier, Quality Manager, commented "This was a significant achievement - we transitioned from one standard to another seamlessly. We were able to demonstrate that we have an effective and credible quality management system. As we started with a very solid base, we required very few changes to upgrade to the new standard".
Kris Holla, Executive Vice President of the Knurr Group congratulated the management team in Simi Valley, California on maintaining the very high standards of the Knurr Group in the United States.
About National Quality Assurance (NQA): National Quality Assurance was established in 1988 and is one of the world's leading accredited certification bodies. The company is accredited by UKAS, RvA and RAB - the national accreditation bodies of the UK, the Netherlands and USA respectively. NQA has issued over 12,000 certificates of registration in 40 countries and provides certification to ISO 9000, ISO 14001, QS-9000, AS EN 9100, TickIT, BS 7799/c:cure, product and personnel certification as well as OHSAS 18001, the new specification for health and safety management.
Founded in 1931, Knurr Inc is a leading supplier of racking systems, enclosures, and technical furnishings for electronic and communications equipment. Knurr designs, manufactures, and integrates platform based products consisting of subracks, racks, custom racks, enclosures, backplanes, thermal management and related components along with technical furnishings. Knurr services a diversified base of OEMs and EMS Companies in the telecom, datacom, computing industrial/medical/instrumentation and general electronics markets. The Knurr Group has representation in 35 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.
Knurr receives second highest SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE AWARD from Northrop Grumman
|San Jose, CA – Knurr, a leading international manufacturer of technical furniture, outdoor base stations, racks and enclosures for computing, communications, defence and electronics markets is the proud recipient of the “2002 Silver Supplier Award” from Northrop Grumman. The “SILVER SUPPLIER AWARD” from Northrop Grumman recognizes Knurr for its high quality products, on time delivery and outstanding service. Among the 5000 suppliers that were evaluated, 2 were selected as for the Gold Supplier Award, 23 were selected for the Silver Supplier Award and 31 were given the Bronze Suppliers’ award. Knurr has won supplier awards from Northrop Grumman for three consecutive years, and for the last two has won the Silver Supplier Award.
Knurr attributes this award to its ability to quickly deliver tailored solutions based on its vast platform products. "We are honoured to receive this award," said, Kris Holla, the Executive Vice- president of Knurr Group. This award is of great significance to the Knurr US team and we will use this award as an important benchmark in an ongoing relationship with Northrop Grumman Corporation.
About Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $25 billion global defence enterprise with approximately 120,000 employees, operating in all 50 states and 25 countries. It is the second largest competitor in the U.S defence/ federal marketplace.
About Knurr: Founded in 1931, Knurr Group is a leading supplier of racking systems, enclosures, and technical furnishings for electronic and communications equipment. Knurr designs, manufactures, and integrates platform based products consisting of subracks, racks, custom racks, enclosures, backplanes, thermal management and related components along with technical furnishings. Knurr services a diversified base of OEMs and EMS Companies in the telecom, datacom, computing industrial/medical/instrumentation and general electronics markets. The Knurr Group has representation in 35 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.