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Mammut wins four ISPO Awards
At the ISPO 2020 in Munich, Mammut won two Gold Awards in the “Outdoor” category for the HALO Outfit and TAISS Pro High GTX® product innovations. For their innovative characteristics, the international panel of experts rewarded the Eiger X Halo Outfit and the Taiss Pro High GTX® mountaineering boot with the Gold Award in their categories. In addition, the Women’s Protect Down Bag –21C sleeping bag from the new Recovery series and the Trion Nordwand 15 backpack were both awarded top marks in their respective categories (Outdoor, Winner Award). All these products utilize impressive state-of-the-art technologies and high-quality materials.
A spotlight on technology
Bystronic is launching the digital magazine “Naratek”. New technologies offer plenty of material for stories. The digital magazine “Naratek” focuses on telling these stories in an unexpected and visually rich way. Innovative, digitally connected and open-minded: the editorial team looks beyond the boundaries of Bystronic’s own work. In fascinating articles, experts, researchers and unconventional thinkers share their opinions on how technology is impacting science, business, society and the arts. Subscribe here.
MetroSnap Concept Car 2020
FoamPartner is helping Rinspeed drive autonomous e-mobility with advanced sound and thermal management solutions. The Swiss mobility think tank Rinspeed has teamed up with specialists from FoamPartner to maximize the electric vehicle (EV) driving experience provided by its latest MetroSnap modular concept car. The MetroSnap features a skateboard chassis and quick-change vehicle bodies or “pods” for passenger and cargo transportation. The interior design makes the most of state-of-the-art materials technology, including lightweight foam technology from FoamPartner.
Bending technology for new markets
Bystronic now offers a new solution for small manufacturing companies and newcomers to the sheet metal processing sector. The new Xpress bending system sets a new standard in the lower price segment with outstanding value and high-quality software. The ByVision Bending user interface is acknowledged as state-of-the-art in the sheet metal processing industry. It is being continuously refined in close collaboration with customers and is now used on all Bystronic press brakes. It is virtually impossible to find comparable technology in this price segment.
More than just a laser cutting machine
For its customer Langen CNC Metalltechnik in northern Germany, Bystronic has created a unique end-to-end solution comprising XXL laser cutting, XXL automation, software and service. Without running at full capacity, it is currently being used to process up to 200 metric tons of sheet metal per week, corresponding to around 40,000 to 50,000 individual parts. This impressive performance bundle saves a great deal of time and effort.
First franchise concept store
The new Mammut store in Andermatt is a “point of experience”, combining products and services. The new Mammut franchise concept store in Andermatt demonstrates the shift from the traditional point of sale to the new point of experience. Together with its partner Imholz Sport, Mammut is offering a unique combination of a Mammut store, ski/bike rental store and the first independent branch of the Mammut Alpine School. It is a fusion of product and community that covers all aspects from inspiration and preparation through to the perfect outdoor experience.
Qatar in transformation
The state of Qatar on the Arabian Peninsula is using the 2022 FIFA World Cup as an opportunity to develop its entire public transport infrastructure. According to the master plan, metro connections, roads, tunnels and bridges for residents and tourists are set to be completed by 2020. And Bystronic technology is involved thanks to the company Gulfcrafts, a leader in the field of signage that is helping to shape the country’s new image. Among other things, it is producing sheet metal signs for the signaling and control systems of the new metro, the stadiums and various hotels, and for entire city districts.
Mammut presents its first products made from leftover fabrics
Mammut is raising awareness of production waste and producing T-shirts made from leftover materials. The Swiss mountain sports brand is utilizing leftover fabrics from its production processes to create T-shirts in bright colors. Mammut is aiming to draw attention to the issue of production waste in a transparent way, while also reducing the wastage of high-quality resources. The outdoor equipment manufacturer is aiming to expand the project’s scope and add further products to its Leftover collection in the near future.
Mammut publishes social report
To systematically improve workplace conditions in its supply chain, Mammut published the Social Report 2018. Mammut strives to ensure fair and safe working conditions in all factories where its products are made. The report covers 63 factories of 33 suppliers in 15 countries. It is based on the standards of the Fair Wear Foundation, which Mammut joined in 2008 – one of the first outdoor brands in the world to do so. Ethical production is one of the four pillars on which Mammut’s “WE CARE” sustainability strategy is based. The report can be found here.
High-end laser cutting in XXL format
Bystronic is introducing the extra-large formats 6225 and 8025 for the ByStar Fiber cutting system. More sheet metal, more parts, more variety. Extra-large-format laser cutting systems enable users to stand out from the competition by offering a greater range of processing options. In order to support sheet metal processing companies with a large selection of machine formats, Bystronic is expanding the ByStar Fiber high-end laser cutting system to include the 6225 and 8025 formats. The machine can be equipped with laser outputs from 3 to 10 kilowatts, depending on requirements.
Mammut develops the world’s first laser-fused jacket
The Photics HS Thermo Hooded Jacket is setting new standards with laser fuse technology. With the Photics HS Thermo Hooded Jacket, Mammut has developed the world’s first laser-fused jacket. The waterproof and quilted-down jacket won the ISPO Award 2019 and has been launched as a limited edition of only 500 pieces. Part of the production (welding) takes place at Mammut in Switzerland. Mammut’s laser fuse technology has the potential to revolutionize the production of down jackets.
FoamPartner honored by 3M
Successful Business Excellence initiative in the polishing pads business. FoamPartner has been supplying specialty foams to the global company 3M for many years. 3M showed its appreciation for the long-standing collaboration with the “Service Award 2018”, after FoamPartner vastly improved its supplier performance in 2018. By making additional improvements in the areas of scheduling, inventory management, forecasting and the expansion of safety stock, the SOTIF rate (“Supplier On Time In Full”) for 2018 increased to an impressive 97%, and even reached a perfect 100% in April and May 2019.
Mammut Flextron technology
Mammut is launching the innovative Flextron technology in the new Ducan shoe models. A spring steel midsole is flexible in length and supports the rolling behavior of the foot. Across the width, the Flextron sole is rigid and prevents pressing against the arch of the foot on uneven terrain. The result: an anatomically correct foot position, surefooted comfort and improved resistance to fatigue, even on longer walks. The overall improvement in posture has been shown to result in fewer compensating movements and thus more efficient use of energy during hiking and mountaineering.