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The GMH Group cuts a good figure GMH Group · IdeenExpo: stand attracts many visitors.


he sixth IdeenExpo broke all previous records as far as attendance was concerned. 360,000 – predominantly young – visitors enjoyed some 700 workshops and 650 hands-on exhibits, presented by the GMH Group and approximately 250 other exhibitors in Hanover. Minister President of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, is fully aware of

the significance of this event: “For companies IdeenExpo makes a lot of sense because it gives them the opportunity for find out about the talent of the future. Recruiting and maintaining well-qualified personnel is the number 1 issue everywhere – and IdeenExpo is part of the solution.” R Detailed report on page 2

Relive IdeenExpo on YouTube Under the title “Best of the Day”, short clips (maximum four minutes) on YouTube show the most important scenes of the day in question. These posts provide a fantastic overview of events – and will make you want to be there yourself at the next IdeenExpo.

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IdeenExpo: Virtual steel GMH Group · Steel production: combination of “tangible” exhibits and modern digital technology aroused young visitors’ interest and fascination.

Something nobody wanted to miss: the 360° panorama videos.


exhibits enticed around 360,000 mostly young visitors as well as representatives from politics and business to the IdeenExpo fair in Hanover from 10 to 18 June 2017 – and in the thick of it was the GMH Group, with an exhibition stand covering an area of 120  m², whose wish was to arouse a fascination in the young visitors for steelmaking – something it certainly succeeded in doing. An absolute highlight at the GMH stand was the 360° panora-

360° video You weren’t at IdeenExpo? But would still like to view the 360° video featuring the steel mill tour? Then visit: com/watch?v=WTYH5D1Gitg

ma videos, enabling the young visitors to become vividly immersed in GMHütte surroundings with virtual reality glasses and headphones fitted to hardhats and to take a virtual tour of a training workshop and the entire steelmaking process. “Our idea of presenting a traditional branch of industry in a modern and digital way proved highly successful”, was the positive conclusion drawn by Marc Sundermann, Personnel Development Manager at GMH Holding, after the nine-day fair. Visitors of all ages took the opportunity, in most cases without the usual anxieties, to try out the exhibits and to discover new things. “The influx was enormous,” said a delighted Sundermann. “There were also a lot of visitors who spent a lengthy period of time at our stand or returned again later, even though other exhibitors at the fair had so many things to offer.” The “E-Goggo” training project also attracted incredulous

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looks and interest. Numerous selfies and group photos were taken in front of the meanwhile 50-year-old vehicle, which trainees had converted into an electric car. Children, teens and adults were equally captivated by other joinin activities. For instance, visitors were able to test their talent for welding with virtual welding systems – without any risk at all of suffering burns. They received intensive coaching from the trainees and instructors, and many a welding talent was identified in the process.

A further feature was a control room in a rolling mill. Equipped with virtual reality glasses and control joystick, young people were able to test themselves as rolling mill operatives and roll red-hot billets into bars – always, of course, in purely virtual and digital mode. As points were awarded for each rolled billet, many a group of visitors directly held small competitions to attain the highest score. And those who thought that girls and technology do not go together, very soon changed their minds: the fair's record of 1,200 points was achieved by a young girl. One sought-after souvenir was a pair of foldable cardboard VR glasses in GMH design, enabling visitors to relive the 360° steel mill tour video at home using their own mobile phone. But even those who were not at the IdeenExpo fair can, if interested, view the film (see inset: 360° video). Harald Schartau, Labour Director at GMH Holding, was extremely positive in his summingup of the fair: “Through our involvement at IdeenExpo we were not only able to present ourselves as a strong group of companies but we also assumed social responsibility for awaking interest in children and young people for the MINT occupations. I would like to express my special appreciation to the trainees and the instructors from Georgsmarienhütte, without whom the stand supervision and support would not have been possible.”

GMHütte instructor Heino Knobbe providing help during virtual welding.

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“ We should make our benefits obvious” GMH Group · “Companies can only attract good young employees if the working conditions are right.” the number of applicants, although we are still able to fill our training positions. When we recruit young people, as a company there is an increasing societal requirement for us to work on school-related or social deficits with the young people themselves. Particularly via the ‘Stiftung Stahlwerk Georgsmarienhütte’ scheme, a great deal is being done at local level to overcome these deficits.

INTERVIEW Summertime and the holiday period is often a time of change and (new) orientation, especially for young people. Schools are closed and school leavers write applications or start looking into study options. Against this background glückauf spoke to Harald Schartau, Labour Director of the GMH Group, about the opportunities and possibilities for young people with the companies of the GMH Group – and also about the opportunities for the GMH Group with young people. glückauf: Mr Schartau, the companies of the GMH Group belong to the steel producing and steel processing industry. This sector isn't necessarily known as “trendy” or “hip” amongst young people. So how can this target group nevertheless be encouraged to develop enthusiasm about the steel industry? Harald Schartau: In the GMH Group, which is characterised by medium-sized industrial companies, the digital future has been underway for some time. Digital auctions and internet-based cooperation with customers are already well established in the steel and metal industry. Knowledge from within the business fuses with knowledge from external sources. Customers, experts and suppliers work together on developments, test new products and, if necessary, abandon them. These are most certainly not outdated working processes. It is true that our sector is extremely old, but it is not stuck in the past. A large amount of innovative potential is still invested in our areas of work and products. We are trying to get young people interested in technology. This works best through direct contact, for example, when our trainees go into schools and speak to the pupils at their own level. The great throng of youngsters at the recent IdeenExpo shows that the MINT subjects are generating interest amongst the next generation. In order to convert this interest into enthusiastic employees, we will need to try even harder in future to win the talent of tomorrow in the face of increasing competition. What can young people expect from the companies of the GMH Group if they are interested in a training programme or career? Schartau: We should make our benefits obvious. We are a family company with a clear vision for the future; our jobs offer perspectives

Harald Schartau 

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and challenges. We invest in regular further training. Young employees with good ideas can reach interesting and responsible positions more quickly with us than they would in a large corporation. What also distinguishes us is the commensurate and fair earning potential. This is a matter of course within our business which is bound by collective bargaining agreements. We place high value on quality of life, even at the workplace. For this reason we emphasise a good work-life balance and offer the same development opportunities for women and men. As an example of our value-oriented business management, to underline its double meaning, it is important to mention that our employees benefit from a direct share of the profit. We develop our strengths in a working climate in which successes are collectively achieved and shared. Qualified, productive and motivated employees do not simply appear from nowhere. Companies can only attract them if the working conditions are right, if potential is developed and if performance is recognised. Investments in training and further qualification, high work safety standards, healthy working conditions and work organisation which encourages learning are key, in terms of personnel policy, to making us more attractive as an employer. These are aspects of our personnel policy which are also extremely popular with new, young employees. Many companies complain about the academic level of school-leaving applicants as well as the number of applicants in general as having fallen. Is this also the case at companies of the GMH Group? Schartau: The older generation complaining about “the youth of today” is almost as old as humanity itself. We are, however, of course experiencing demographic change and the trend that an increasing number of young people decide to study at university. In concrete terms this means a decrease in

Is your company also looking to recruit academics? Schartau: Of course a balanced workforce also requires young academics with fresh ideas. We already maintain, and would also like to expand, cooperation arrangements with technical universities, for example TU Clausthal, Freiberg and Aachen. We haven't ruled out further forms of cooperation. We intend to increase the level of awareness regarding our companies and show we are there and have something to offer. There are several factors involved in this. Where it makes sense, we work together with students and provide them with dissertation topics. Each year we award the 'Stiftung Stahlwerk Georgsmarienhütte Study Prize', and also scholarships. In order to counteract the lack of specialist workers in some way, we are also looking to make attractive offers to graduates involving direct entrance into the field of metallurgy, which will secure our future. Training and starting a career is one thing, but how do things progress once daily work begins to become routine? Schartau: You’re right, and the question of how an employer supports career development is, understandably, an aspect which concerns many young recruits. We have expanded our opportunities in this area and want to use the potential of the Group to an even greater extent in future. In other words,through exchange between Group companies – for example by means of work shadowing – we can further strengthen knowledge transfer and organised learning. The systematic programme modules on offer to our talented employees and new managers are also part of this concept. By founding the GMH Akademie we are conveying an important message – we have traditionally given further training and on-the-job learning high priority, and we will continue to consolidate these aspects in future. Many thanks for talking to us. 

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Collar sizes also a suitable fit for major customers Schmiedewerke Gröditz · The period of stagnation seems to have been overcome: the forging specialist's ring rolling mill has expanded its range of products – and has since been generating new orders. INTERVIEW

Dominik Butter  Photo courtesy of the company

In 2014, Schmiedewerke Gröditz (SWG) shipped casing collar components in smaller diameters as samples for the first time. Their destinations were two renowned German enterprises that manufacture construction and drilling equipment for special underground engineering applications. There were, nevertheless, no orders worthy of note in 2015 and 2016. Since the startup of a new and larger ring rolling mill in early 2017 and the successful outcome of a competitive tendering action, that has now changed. Dominik Butter (Division Manager, Rolled Rings/Wheel Tyres) provides more detailed information in an interview with glückauf: glückauf: What has changed since the start of the year in terms of the production technnology, Mr Butter? Dominik Butter: SWG is now capable of producing and supplying the complete range of casing collar components – in diameters from around 600 to 3,000 millimetres.

What are casing collars actually needed for? Butter: They serve as the connecting element between individual drill string casings. A distinction is made, by the way, between male and female casing connections. And for what purpose are casings used? Butter: Drill string casings serve to support holes drilled in unstable soils. They are designed to withstand the torques and pressures that arise during drilling. You have succeeded in winning a new order. How did that come about? Butter: In October 2016 we again took part in a competitive tendering action to supply casing collar components – following an

invitation to tender by a leading global manufacturer in that segment. We won the order and in January signed a corresponding framework agreement to supply those components, which will be used at sites around the world. In what dimensions? Butter: This year it will involve some 1,000 casing collars in diameters ranging from 600 to 2,500 millimetres, equivalent to around 600 tonnes in weight.

difficult to produce thin-walled ring blanks in heights up to 560 millimetres and then machine those thin-walled parts. What is the state of affairs at present? Butter: We have meanwhile completed the first components successfully and delivered them to the customer – which has provided us with a good first reference. As a result we were able to attract further customers in this product segment in the first quarter of 2017 and expand our range of products in terms of smaller components – such as wearing and bearing rings or also wedge-type connectors for pipes. And what scope of supply are we talking about in this case? Butter: A production or delivery volume of around 1,000 tonnes is currently envisaged for 2017. Many thanks for talking to us.  

How are the components produced? Butter: The blanks are made in Gröditz on two ring rolling mills as seamless rolled rings and are then heat-treated and machined. That sounds simple … Butter: But has been a challenge, because it has been particularly

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Pre-machined casing collar components prior to delivery Photo: Dominik Butter

Casings are designed to withstand the torques and pressures that arise during drilling. They are inserted or pressed into place with the aid of a rotary unit mounted on the actual boring tackle or with the aid of casing machines  and other methods. Once the soil has been removed or the foundations put in place, the casings are withdrawn (sometimes also in parallel with the cementing procedure, depending on the methods in use). They can generally be re-utilised. Drilling or foundation depths are currently as great as 90 m, making it possible to normally do without extensive foundations and thus use confined sites effectively and economically.

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Più forte insieme* GMH International · Promising trade fair premiere in Milan EYE WITNESS REPORT When preparations for “Made in Steel” first began in 2016, GMH International did not exist in its current form (see also report in glückauf 01/2017). A stand was therefore booked at a hitherto unknown exhibition site (exhibition area of 2m m²) without really knowing who would be participating in the trade fair. Over the course of the planning work, the requirements and trade fair profile subsequently became increasingly clearer. Ultimately, many GMH Group companies were prepared to support the first appearance of GMH International at an exhibition under a new banner. And on the subject Confidential discussions  of banners, it was fantastic to recognise Photo courtesy of the company the group logo after a long walk across the exhibition site, and to realise that one had arrived – and that everything was Focus on the prime objectives there as discussed, in the right place and position. Melanie Moschner (Company Visitors to our stand came by invitation of Communication, Steel Production) reports their GMH contact partner and indeed the on the trade fair. majority had been invited by GMH International – proving there is already a good level On 17 May – after the stand had been set up, of networking and a wide range of contacts on the market. suits ironed and ties straightened out – folIt wasn't only Italian visitors who came to lowing a long period of anticipation (espeour stand, however. We also had discussions cially on the part of the Italian colleagues), with customers, for example, from Germany, the first “Made in Steel” commenced for the Sweden, France, Romania and Turkey, as well GMH Group. Over the following three days of the trade fair, a total of 17 colleagues from as with interested parties from India. Business development discussions were conducted the Steel Production, Steel Processing and with potential new customers, general conForging Technology business units accepted the invitation of Stefano Gobbi. They took versations took place about current market advantage of this opportunity to present the topics, steel traders came to establish contact, face of the GMH Group to the Italian target or contacts to former business partners were group at GMH International’s 48-m² stand in reactivated as a means of implementing the Hall 24. internationalisation strategy. Not only well-known faces from the cusFurthermore, colleagues had arranged many appointments with their existing customer base of various business units were to be recognised browsing around our stand – tomers during the trade fair. This provided there were also many new interested parties. the opportunity to explore the development We were pleased, via GMH International, to of joint business relationships, and even dishave a national ice-breaker event as the first cussions on prices, for example, could take point of contact. place at the stand. Market players in the field of “steel producInternal GMH visitor statistics reveal that tion and applications” often have the experi- from almost every other discussion held at the stand, a follow-up appointment for our ence of standing directly next to producers colleagues ensued in the near future. Comof aluminium, copper or other primary materials. But at “Made in Steel” it is differpared to other trade fair appearances this ent. This trade fair focusses on the product of feedback is truly impressive for a trade fair debut. It is therefore no surprise that when most significance for the GMH Group: steel. colleagues were subsequently asked about And consequently, in the two halls of Fiera whether they would like to participate in the Milano made available for precisely this purtrade fair again in two years' time, the answer pose, it really is those interested in steel who was a resounding yes. are to be found. These also include other The virtually constant stream of visitors to market players presenting to Italian customthe stand also involved some disadvantages – ers in a wide variety of forms and sizes.

there was often not enough seating or space to have a more private conversation. The question of whether a larger stand might not be more appropriate if we do take part in the trade fair again should be considered. This decision, however, depends to quite a considerable extent on the outcomes of the followup appointments with the sales colleagues.

Three-way exchange In the few quiet moments, “new” and “old” colleagues found some time to get to know each other. In order to do this they had to rely on all of their language abilities. Whilst one colleague of GMH International used the opportunity to test out her German skills, the language spoken at the stand was predominantly English. And a few German colleagues were reminded of Italian holidays when they heard the Italian language – and, over the course of the trade fair, increasingly started using a “Grazie” and “Prego”, as well as some short sentences. If in the exceptional case no one was able to find the right way of expressing something in any of the three languages, it was still possible to gesture and communicate with each other. And our conclusion on the internationalisation project? The GMH Group employees are convinced it was an absolute success! It was precisely this flair that made this year's trade fair in Italy a success for all involved. The motto of this year's trade fair, organised by Siderweb, was “Stronger together”. For the exhibitors of the GMH Group this was particularly fitting. Because when we work together, we achieve rather more than we do alone, do we not?

Our conclusion It was definitely the right decision to take part in “Made in Steel” – and not only because the atmosphere between participants was open, honest and relaxed. “Made in Steel” is a small but focussed trade fair for steel experts with a rather commercial character which attracts higher numbers of participants and exhibitors every time (an increase of 15 percent in 2017 compared to 2015). With 18 nations taking part, it provides a platform for international steel business – and it is important to be present there in order to achieve international success. 

* Stronger together

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Genuine support for Karl-Heinz Ingelbach and his colleagues: the turning manipulator in operation

Strenuous job no longer a task to be afraid of Mannstaedt · How to turn an 800 kg workpiece and look after your health better: less physical strain for personnel working at the submerged-arc welding unit. Turning manipulator also reduces the risk of work accidents.


urning a 16 m-long steel section weighing 800 kg by hand? No problem for the seasoned colleagues at Mannstaedt. At first glance, at any rate. But what when they have to turn such heavy workpieces day after day, from morning 'til evening – for instance, at the company's submerged-arc welding unit. What was already obvious to the naked eye and commonsensical, became even more obvious within the scope of a CIP (continuous improvement process) project.

It is then that the work quickly becomes a problem. Not only turning the sections is strenuous for the personnel. Disentangling them from bundles also poses difficulties, requiring

The risk of injuring oneself in the process – for example, due to a sudden movement of the turning claw – is appreciable.



The investment makes the daily work routine “  easier and there is less strain on the body. ”

not only a lot of physical strength but also skill and alertness.

For which reason, it was urgently necessary to improve the level of industrial safety and ergonomy at the submerged-arc welding unit.

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A turning manipulator has recently provided the remedy. Its extremely flexible and robust swivel arm simplifies the handling of materials considerably. Disentangling individual sections from bundles and turning and positioning them are now a simple exercise for the operating personnel. They, after a short period of acclimatisation, have, without exception, provided positive feedback: the investment in the turning manipulator makes the daily work routine significantly easier and there is less strain on the body – in other words, it has manifestly been well worth the effort. Klaus Hipke and Peter Klimas

XPM makes headlines at MEX SWG/GWB · Moulding Expo in Stuttgart provides opportunity to present a very special material.


he MEX (a meanwhile established short designation for Moulding Expo) is of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a comprehensive picture of a fascinating branch of industry: tool, model and mould making. The tooling for injection-moulded parts often weighs tonnes – and is nevertheless high-precision, that is to say accurate to a thousandth of a millimetre. This makes it fascinating and also a challenge. Just what the tool, model and mould makers are capable of as hidden champions of

industry was demonstrated by 760 exhibitors from 30 May to 2 June 2017 at the exhibition grounds in Stuttgart. As a branch of industry driven by innovations, the focus is not on hammers, pliers and the like, but rather on means of production with which present-day and future articles – from automobile headlamps to mobile phones to artificial heart valves – are or will be made. The first MEX two years ago proved to be one of the most successful exhibition premieres. Already present then as well as again

Despite all the positive impressions and opti“  mism, it also has to be said: in terms of the hopedfor turnout of visitors, the timing of this year's MEX was poorly chosen – between two public holidays and just before the Whitsun break.

Lots of visitors and optimistic mood at the joint stand of SWG and GWB

this year were Schmiedewerke Gröditz (SWG) and Gröditzer Werkzeugstahl Burg (GWB). There were good reasons for their taking part again: to present a material that has made positive headlines within the industry – exhibits made from XPM ESR material in grained and mirror polished finish. XPM and XPM ESR (electroslag-remelted) materials account for a strongly growing share of plastic moulding steels – worldwide. They are suited particularly for large-dimensioned plastic moulds, for example in grained finish for bumpers, fenders or tailgates, or in mirror polished finish for light unit and headlamp components. As is generally known, all good things come in threes: Schmiedewerke Gröditz and Gröditzer Werkzeugstahl Burg expect to be on board again in two years time.


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XPM and XPM ESR XPM and XPM ESR are pre-hardened, highstrength steels used for plastic moulding. Thanks to the modified alloying concept and the heat treatment technology, the microstructure of the steels has very little segregation and is particularly homogeneous. The microstructure is largely uniform, including cross-sectionally. Even where extreme dimensions are concerned, the steels have enhanced toughness – combined with a reduced risk of cracking.

Bernd Romeikat and ik

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“America first !” GMH Group · Forge Fair in Cleveland


he Forge Fair, which this year took place in Cleveland, is the venue where forging component and material suppliers meet, among them manufacturers of machinery, lubricants, measuring systems, as well as steel. The GMH Group was represented by a sales and technology team. It was noticeable that the Fair was better organised than two years ago and this time had substantially more participants: 1,600 exhibitors and visitors. During the Fair a number of speakers held specialist presentations on different topics daily. Among them was Henning Dickert from the GMH Group who saw to it that an interested auditorium and the US public were informed

about the GMH supply range and current materials developments. To the GMH fair team's regret, it learned that only a few forging enterprises familiar to them and no OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers were represented at the Fair. Visitors were, for the most part, seeking machinery and equipment suppliers. Their contacts with those few purchasing agents for forging feedstock confirmed what had already been surmised as the reason: not least because of the political changes (“America first!”), more or less only steel from American steel mills is being processed in the USA, the steel being delivered by road just in time, at short intervals, in order to avoid high inventories. The GMH team made use of the opportunity to cultivate, consolidate or

refresh contacts already established by Barbara Anderson, GMH's local representative, with a view to being able to re-activate them at a later time. Upshot of the Fair: It is not a favourable time to expand business in the USA. Although the GMH Group has a good reputation regarding its quality and also sees opportunities in the medium-to-long term to sell more special grades to the USA, the high freight charges and the trend toward purchasing nationally do not bode well at present for any new shipments in the near future. Now is the time to carefully observe how the national supply of steel in the USA develops. Jörg Multhaupt and mm

L AT E S T N E W S . . .


Happy holidays! If the long-term weather forecast can be trusted, the employees of the GMH Group can look forward to a sunny holiday season – at least in the typical holiday areas. While they are enjoying the sunshine, some of their colleagues remain at the company every year and, with the help of external companies, give the production facilities a thorough overhaul and ensure that everything is in good shape. The glückauf editors are already working on the next issue. One task – which is required to be finished by the end of the summer shutdown – will be the refurbishment of the continuous caster at GMHütte (see issue 03/2016). Find out more in the next glückauf. pkm  

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A clear stance against hatred and intolerance GMHütte · Over 200 colleagues at “No place for racism” event.


n the autumn of last year, staff and management of GMHütte launched a poster campaign: ‘There is no place for racism in the Hütte!’ Stefan Lührmann, member of the Works Council, initiated the campaign – which is part of a broader campaign run by IG Metall.

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Whether in the production buildings, on plant premises or at the individual companies, everywhere colleagues ...

During the “International Week against Racism” in March it became very obvious that this was not just a one-off campaign. For two days the works council and youth training representatives were on the move within the company – together with members of IG Metall's local board and the ‘IG Metall Respekt!’ initiative. They conducted discussions on racism and exclusion as well as respect and solidarity with colleagues across all areas. Over 200 of these colleagues took part in the “No place for racism” (Gesicht zeigen gegen Rassismus) photo campaign.

... of GMHütte are taking a clear and unmistakable stance against racism and standing up for respect.

Patrick Wüller – who works at the electric-arc furnace of GMHütte – also stands up against racism. Photos: Respekt-Team

A clear message in this connection was that racism is an extremely important subject when it comes to showing respect. However, as a severely disabled colleague succinctly pointed out, it is also true that “everyone deserves to be treated respectfully – irrespective of skin colour, language, gender or disability!” The two days were very interesting and productive for all involved. As works council representative Stefan Lührmann explained: “The campaign is so simple and at the same time so effective! Many more people – also in other companies – could become involved!” At GMHütte the campaign is being continued. Susanne Jasper

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Respect! “Respekt! Kein Platz für Rassismus” (Respect! No place for racism) is an initiative launched by IG Metall in 2006, which addresses racism, discrimination and intolerance. It campaigns for respectful conduct towards others, for tolerance, recognition and appreciation.

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The GMH weekend set

Responsible in accordance with press law: Iris-Kath­rin Wil­ckens Translations: Carol Hogg, Michael Snowley Design: elemente designagentur, Münster

It includes: 1) Ultra-light leisure bag with GMH logo in reflecting silver, foldable, water-repellent. 2) Minicase in hard shell design. Ideal for toiletries or purse, keys and spectacle case “on the road”. 3) Bath towel by Vossen, 100 % cotton. 50 x 100 cm. Especially soft and absorbent. Embroidered logo.

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Auszug aus der glückauf 2-2017 (die Zeitung für Mitarbeiter, Kunden und Freunde der GMH Gruppe) in englischer Sprache.

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