VINCORION Insights our latest Articles Insights, 12 May 2022 11:52:03 +0200enWe Unfortunately Have to Speak of War Again | Consequences of This New Era for the German Defense Industry about an hour’s drive south of Wedel, Germany, lies the tranquil town of Munster. A rather unspectacular small town in the region of the country known as the Lüneburg Heath, but with more than 5,000 soldiers stationed there and more than 22,000 acres of military training grounds, it is the German Armed Forces’ largest individual location. Here, the sight of soldiers in camouflage, infantry fighting vehicles, battle tanks, and howitzers are part of everyday life. Residents of Munster enjoying an ice cream at a local café in the summer are accustomed to the noise echoing from the shooting ranges. And above the German Tank Museum located in this small town, there is a quote by the Berlin-born philosopher Walter Benjamin emblazoned in large orange letters: “He who seeks peace speaks of war.” Because you cannot fight a war with these horrors in mind. Thu, 12 May 2022 11:52:03 +0200Vincorion2b1ca120-60c0-4b7f-87ef-041711c0d5e0“No One Was Really Prepared for This Event” | Why it’s time to usher in a new era in civil defense and emergency management as well villages under water, people without drinking water and electricity, destroyed livelihoods – the images of the catastrophic flooding in Germany’s Ahr valley are still fresh in everyone’s mind. Although it was far from the first disaster of this kind, it particularly underlined the importance of smooth operations and having the best emergency response equipment possible. But also the coronavirus pandemic or the influx of refugees in 2015 and today due to the war in Ukraine underline the importance of civil defense. David Templin, volunteer with Germany’s Federal Agency for Technical Relief (abbreviated THW in German) and VINCORION employee, explained to us what emergency services personnel want and what they urgently need. Tue, 19 Apr 2022 11:24:10 +0200Vincorion96de012b-1db6-45fa-a3e1-f922050d4c15Teamwork Instead of a Dark Cubbyhole | My Job as a Software Developer, 25 Mar 2022 10:21:06 +0100Vincorionb06e262f-0e29-4d73-aafd-0c0c120fc7c1Who Will Get the Deal for Their Development Project? | Why Innovation Alone Doesn’t Offer SMEs Any Value managers and developers are always on the lookout for fresh ideas or busy working on improvements to their solutions – an “occupational disease” in the best sense. But a viable innovation also needs to be profitable. In other words, they are hunting for diamonds. Today we’ll be taking you on a treasure hunt with us for Insights.Thu, 10 Mar 2022 09:19:01 +0100Vincorionf75869b6-8bc0-402d-9cf3-04e973bb143cHow Products Speak to Us through Names | Generators, Storage Systems, and Controllers with Character trigger something in us, they make an impression, they create a bond. And this doesn’t just apply to people. Companies particularly want the names of products and services to be at least as well-considered as the brand as a whole. After all, once we’ve memorized a name, we associate it with a certain image or idea for years to come. This means the process of selecting names is absolutely critical for companies, and VINCORION is no exception. Wed, 16 Feb 2022 10:52:04 +0100Petra Klähnebac2fbe-ac4b-45f9-a099-36bf2f72a8b3Using the Power of an SME to Achieve Tactical and Environmental Advantages | “Made in Germany” Refocused manufacturer VINCORION is entering the new year with an even stronger focus, a new investor, and a new federal government in Germany with different defense policy priorities. Speaking with Insights, Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel revealed what he expects from 2022 and where the company is headed. Thu, 06 Jan 2022 09:17:03 +0100Dr. Stefan Stenzeld2f04a07-42f3-41f7-816b-05e853b7c5d2Engineering at the Limits of What Is Technically Possible | Between Perfection and Realism are known for always giving 120 percent to achieve the perfect solution. But in the end, this perfection is not always what is actually used. VINCORION Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel and Christoph Krüger-Leineweber, Vice President Project Management and Engineering, talked about the special demands placed on engineers and modern working environments on the VDI podcast “Technik aufs Ohr” (“Technology in Your Ear”).Mon, 06 Dec 2021 05:16:35 +0100Vincorion4c3a38f8-96aa-4ac9-b074-9ab4d653c099Between Requirements and Reality: | Potential of German Defense Technology the German defense industry, product life cycles of 30 or 40 years aren’t uncommon. Despite this – or perhaps because of it – there is a great deal of progress being made in the day-to-day technological world. VINCORION Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel and Christoph Krüger-Leineweber, Vice President Project Management and Engineering, spoke about trends and the potential for defense technology and national defense on the VDI podcast “Technik aufs Ohr” (“Technology in Your Ear”).Tue, 16 Nov 2021 12:37:33 +0100Vincorioncffe0013-1ebe-4270-a711-202c535656ffAmerica first? | Mechatronics “Made in Germany” in the Land of Unlimited Possibilities United States and Germany can look back on many decades as close allies and partners. In recent years, however, the relationship between the two countries has had to endure increasing levels of tension. This means that trusting, effective collaboration is now more important than ever. And this also applies to the new, expanded VINCORION location on the other side of the Atlantic as well. In this interview with Insights, Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel and US company President Yvan Drewinsky explain how this can be achieved.Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:15:54 +0200Vincorione5ae440a-ebd8-4306-80e4-49b5b0e2d60cGerman Courage: Why Germany Must Strive to Take on a Leading Role in European Defense Policy | How We Can Achieve Sovereignty and a Competitive Position the next four years and beyond, the future German government will face a number of momentous challenges and decisions. In this context, attitudes to and the development of defense policy – and therefore of the domestic defense industry – play a key role. This has become exceedingly apparent in the wake of the uncontrollable situation in Afghanistan, the European Community’s lack of operational readiness, its unclear positioning vis-à-vis Russia and China, its relationship with the US, and the dwindling competitiveness of key industries.Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:59:52 +0200Dr. Stefan Stenzel74dbda7b-f6e1-4bef-961d-4f03da72f28eHow We Improve Our Customers’ Carbon “Bootprint” | Climate Change Mitigation in the Focus of Security Policy shortages, environmentally induced migration, disastrous flooding – climate change is one of the biggest drivers of global and local conflicts. This, in turn, makes climate change mitigation a central pillar of global security policy. To achieve this, the industry needs to reposition itself. Wed, 11 Aug 2021 15:10:40 +0200Vincorion0430371a-3ad6-4cd9-a8c9-d30f44f04f9eKey Project for Key Industries | The FCAS As Quantum Leap For Security an SMEs’s the largest European defense project and numerous European defense contractors are waiting in the wings, ready to contribute their expertise – the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) is set to significantly boost innovation in Europe. At stake isn’t only a state-of-the-art defense capability, but Europe’s ability to compete internationally and its independence. VINCORION Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel and project manager Sönke Springer explain the vision.Thu, 08 Jul 2021 10:28:27 +0200Vincorion403c4285-c8e7-49cf-97ad-7f6c5ae5f38eMission: Next-Level Weapon Stabilization | Tailored Meets Modular takes courage – and sometimes a lot of patience. This is because simplifying and accelerating the development of stabilization systems for military land vehicles sometimes first involves more complexity. The end result is not only a modular system, but also a blueprint for other areas of technology. Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:49:34 +0200Vincorion3005ac63-2a8d-4a04-9691-e06ffb6ff588The Coronavirus Crisis as an Opportunity for German and European Industry | Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel explains where the opportunities lie. und Prozesse müssen mit Blick auf Wettbewerbsvorteile stark digitalisiert und automatisiert werden. Seit Corona gibt es dafür einen zusätzlichen Grund. Welche Chancen das mit sich bringt, erklärt Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel.BlogPerspectivesWed, 05 May 2021 11:34:54 +0200Vincorionf86ed14c-c825-48b9-be21-bb8593c5e26dTailored Innovation | Moving Away from German Perfectionism mechatronics solutions of the future are created in an engineer-to-engineer dialog – driven by innovation management within the company. This also applies to digitization in the fields of maintenance, repair, and overhaul. From time to time, however, German engineering perfectionism gets in the way. We spoke with Dr. Stefan Stenzel about the drivers of innovation in the supplier industry.PerspectivesTrendsWed, 28 Apr 2021 14:01:01 +0200Vincorion38c11979-ded0-4f90-837d-2d5dc8b2a3fbFuture Drive System for Rail Vehicles Achieves up to 20,000 Revolutions per Minute | Combining environmental and economic sustainability like in other sectors, the global trend toward decarbonization is also having an impact on rail transport. With the support of Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, six German companies and research institutes are working on drive solutions that marry environmental and economic sustainability.BlogInnovationTechnologyMon, 15 Mar 2021 09:27:00 +0100Vincorion4052ab6e-35c5-450d-a867-c9ef4d2d321eSustainable, Mobile, and Self-Sufficient | Power Management in the Event of a Disaster portable power management system of the future is currently being built between Altenstadt and Brunnthal. A fuel cell forms the heart of the modular system. For VINCORION Insights, we looked over the shoulders of the project teams during development.BlogInnovationPerspectivesTechnologyWed, 10 Mar 2021 11:12:11 +0100Vincorionfef0da03-bb9e-4e8d-822f-401bc1f26eeeAchieving Fuel Efficiency in the MGCS Combat Tank via Hybridization | Major Franco-German Project Requires Technological and Political Backing German Armed Forces’ successor to the Leopard tank has been in the pipeline for a long time. Very specific ideas even exist with respect to its equipment. But when it comes to actually implementing the Franco-German project, the European undertaking urgently needs to resolve both technological challenges and political issues. VINCORION Insights spoke with Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel about both of these.InnovationPerspectivesTechnologyTue, 19 Jan 2021 09:40:17 +0100Vincorionef2584df-4ce9-4082-a697-82762983d453The Changing Face of the Supplier Industry | Trends and Lessons Learned from 2020, the Year of the Coronavirus change, automation, the coronavirus, the US election – 2020 was fraught with challenges for the German economy that will continue to impact the industry in the years to come. VINCORION Insights spoke with market experts about the trends and opportunities.Mon, 14 Dec 2020 13:33:48 +0100Vincorion55c14ccf-6dc7-4a46-9f8a-ae82de6be7e1Digital Trade Show: A New Approach for the Aviation Industry | Aviation Forum Generates New Market Momentum Online addition to heavily impacting business trends in numerous markets in 2020, the coronavirus also completely changed our internal workflows, production processes, the way we interact with customers, and our R&D networks. And this is why the renowned Aviation Forum also quickly found its way onto the Internet. Sales Aviation and Customer Support took part. Our Sales Manager Maren Mente offers her take on the online format and explains the trends and challenges facing the aviation industry for VINCORION Insights.BlogPerspectivesEventsTechnologyThu, 03 Dec 2020 14:18:38 +0100Maren Mentec61c034e-92f6-4e75-97e2-8bf52d0783f6Power Management for the TLVS Tactical Air Defense System | Driving Innovation and Guaranteeing Safety, 20 Nov 2020 11:03:19 +0100Vincorionc7304b86-70a5-46b1-8035-099735d1156bRethinking customer support in the world of digitization | Interview with Managing Director Dr. Stefan Stenzel, 30 Oct 2020 14:30:05 +0100Vincorion68a775b8-3164-4e86-b0fd-da66bbcc4e17Interview with Jonas Pielke: "My heated floor panel project lead" | A VINCORION young professional successfully guides a diverse team assigns responsibilities to young professionals early in their career. This is not an empty phrase in VINCORION recruiting ads but a living and breathing reality at our sites. Take, for example, Jonas Pielke, Program Manager for the Business Unit Aviation. Back in 2017 at the age of 26, he was appointed project lead for one of VINCORION's lighthouse projects – development and manufacturing of heated floor panels for civil aircrafts. PerspectivesThu, 29 Oct 2020 19:02:47 +0100Vincorion1ca9bcc6-72ad-4c45-a05c-51a2977bc340Was sich durch Corona verändert hat | Unser Miteinander in diesen Zeiten aus Altenstadt! In der aktuellen Zeit ändert sich einiges – sowohl privat als auch an unserem Arbeitsplatz. Hier haben wir einige Eindrücke gesammelt, die unseren Arbeitsalltag durch Corona verändern.PerspektivenWed, 15 Jul 2020 09:32:12 +0200Sarah Völkerad76563e-9b02-4dca-a20e-3779c6927708VINCORION Next Generation | Gemeinsam wachsen: Die Karriere nach dem Studium, 15 Jul 2020 09:28:13 +0200Vincorion53af150c-62f5-4b82-a2f5-af2d6fd235a1Mission-Capable Energy Supply for Drone Defense Systems | Hybrid Systems with Intelligent Power Storage power supply is a critical challenge when it comes to the tactical use of high-energy weapons in drone defense. Conventional energy sources quickly reach their limits under peak loads and load changes. Hybrid systems with intelligent power storage systems – which VINCORION is developing at its site in Altenstadt, Germany – are an excellent solution.TechnologyTrendsTue, 19 May 2020 17:28:29 +0200Vincoriond6e519b2-51b3-41cb-a159-c60794df7333Azubifilm für die Ausbildungsmesse „PinBall“ | Einblicke in unsere Azubiwelt, 29 Apr 2020 09:11:24 +0200Rabea Kietzer04c5fefb-4aa3-4c24-9d2d-4ef508f00533Was technische Affinität und Eigeninitiative zu leisten vermögen | Ein Interview mit Jannik Haupt und Finn-Niklas Reimers hat eine prämierte Zeitrafferaufnahme mit dem Kundendienst von VINCORION zu tun? Und eigentlich nicht nur eine, sondern ganz viele … Im ersten Moment: nichts. Und dennoch.Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:13:57 +02000c1b19de-1b2e-4a43-8458-a7a282b77e12Studiengang International Business | Duales Studium bei VINCORION! Seit dem Sommer 2018 studiere ich als duale Studentin International Business bei VINCORION. Ein duales Studium bei VINCORION zu absolvieren bedeutet, sowohl die Theorie an einer Hochschule zu erlernen als auch innerhalb der Praxisphasen bei VINCORION tatkräftig mit anzupacken. Ich studiere an der NORDAKADEMIE mit Standort in Elmshorn. Im Folgenden möchte ich euch gerne meine gesammelten Eindrücke und Erfahrungen während dieser Zeit näherbringen.PerspektivenTue, 28 Apr 2020 16:11:30 +0200Julia Schäfer41201f03-af3b-479f-ad4d-86b5e16225e0Smart Solutions With Genuine Value for Civil Aviation | Come Pay Us a Visit at AIX: Hall 6A, Booth 80 to AIX in Hamburg will once again be able to experience our wide-ranging portfolio in 2020 as well. By intelligently bringing together different areas of expertise, we create new solutions that provide answers to familiar problems. InnovationTechnologyThu, 19 Mar 2020 15:54:30 +0100Vincorione8b714ab-e026-4e29-ac11-ee7d313d1be8Vertrauensvolle Partnerschaft für einen guten Zweck | Interview mit Marie Rienecker mehreren Jahren ist VINCORION ein verlässlicher Partner des ambulanten Kinderhospizdienstes „Familienhafen.“ und unterstützt die Organisation ideell und finanziell. Es ist bereits Tradition, dass bei der jährlichen Weihnachtsfeier Spenden für die Arbeit des Familienhafens gesammelt werden. Darüber hinaus wird bei VINCORION unterjährig über die Arbeit des Familienhafens informiert. So entstand über die letzten Jahre eine vertrauensvolle Partnerschaft. PerspektivenFri, 28 Feb 2020 13:07:45 +0100Vincorionf68f559e-f413-4f4b-8859-0151430350b2Energie intelligent managen | Interview mit Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Weber präzise Diagnose von Batteriesystemen ist entscheidend für ein effizientes Energiemanagement, sagt Professor Christoph Weber von der Fachhochschule Kiel. In Kooperation mit VINCORION entwickelt er gemeinsam mit seinem Forschungsteam innovative Analyseverfahren, um den Ladezustand und die Lebensdauer von Batteriesystemen mithilfe Künstlicher Intelligenz so genau wie möglich zu ermitteln. Gefördert wird das Projekt von der Gesellschaft für Energie und Klimaschutz Schleswig-Holstein. InnovationTrendsThu, 16 Jan 2020 16:30:01 +0100VINCORIONd32388aa-b989-4d5a-8bf9-e26268edcd9fWelcome to VINCORION Insights | Our New Digital Format most exciting stories from the world of VINCORION, authentically told by employees, trainees, customers, and partners through an interesting range of photos, articles, and videos – that’s what VINCORION Insights is all about!PerspectivesThu, 30 Jan 2020 09:28:17 +0100VINCORION7f8125ec-205e-4f73-b41e-07baa7e931cbCustomer Support for Overseas Companies Active in Europe | Don’t Look Farther Afield If What You Need Is Nearby ship defect components thousands of miles overseas from Europe for repair when another solution is right around the corner? This is where VINCORION customer support comes into play. Thomas Paustian, head of VINCORION customer support, states: “VINCORION is the one-stop Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) strategic partner for overseas companies that want to start or have already started defense businesses in Europe and are looking for an innovative service approach. This applies to companies in the US as well as in Asia.”TechnologyWed, 15 Jan 2020 15:50:35 +0100VINCORIONb3fdc2b0-0a3a-4b7c-8cfd-ed2436447e9eElektroniker für Maschinen- und Antriebstechnik | Ausbildung bei VINCORIONächst einmal moin und herzlich willkommen. Wenn du gerade diesen Text liest, stehen die Chancen nicht schlecht, dass du dich für den Beruf des Elektronikers für Maschinen und Antriebstechnik interessierst. Doch gerade bei der beruflichen Orientierung schwirren einem viele Fragen durch den Kopf. Ist der Beruf was für mich, was mache ich täglich, kann ich leisten, was von mir verlangt wird? Ich hoffe, dir bei der Beantwortung dieser Fragen mit meinen persönlichen Erfahrungen ein wenig unter die Arme greifen zu können.InnovationPerspektivenTechnikTrendsThu, 10 Dec 2020 15:22:22 +0100Jannik Brandt 7d5b1b74-942c-460b-8bed-2400f8a11622Die Antwort auf erhöhten Energiebedarf im Feld | Sichere Verfügbarkeit durch VINCORION Aggregate vielen Jahrzehnten stellt VINCORION Energie für unterschiedlichste militärische Einsatzszenarien bereit. Das Herzstück sind Aggregate in diversen Leistungsklassen. Hochspezialisierte Ingenieure und Techniker liefern zum einen projektbezogene militärische Aggregate als Kundenauftragsentwicklung, zum anderen taktische Aggregate mit breitem Anwendungsspektrum, die passgenau die Anforderungen von Ausschreibungen erfüllen. Für diese Anforderungen oder Einsatzszenarien stellt VINCORION Aggregate mit konstanter oder variabler Drehzahl zur Verfügung, die über moderne Energiespeicher, zum Beispiel mit Batterien oder Superkondensatoren, zu einem System mit hybrider Architektur erweitert werden können.InnovationTechnikWed, 15 Jan 2020 15:51:19 +0100VINCORIONdbaed399-c95f-4bd6-864f-59ac1f3570d9